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Yesterday’s News


Monday 23 January, 2017

From Business ETC Former Anglo Irish Bank director jailed for two and a half years for fraud Financial Services

Former Anglo Irish Bank director jailed for two and a half years for fraud

Willie McAteer is currently serving a three-and-a-half-year sentence for other offences.

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Irish court told Nigerian woman was forced to have sex with up to 10 men a day

The alleged victim was told she might receive €2,000 a day, but would have to pay a €50,000 ‘debt owed’ for bringing her to Ireland.

Monday 16 January, 2017

Pat Whelan fined €3k for failing to keep proper record of fraudulent €8m loan

His colleague William McAteer will be sentenced next week.

Thursday 12 January, 2017

Salesman faces jail over professional shoplifting scheme

He said he began the shoplifting enterprise because had built up heavy debt.

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge

The man allegedly beat and threatened the mother of his children throughout their five-year relationship.

Hutch relative in court charged with holding up Spar shop with fake gun

He and an accomplice held a gun to the head of the manager.

Monday 19 December, 2016

Former Anglo Irish director pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining a loan from the bank

Willie McAteer will be sentenced in January.

Saturday 17 December, 2016

'It was a scummy thing, I know': Man jailed for 5 years for punching victim twice

The victim’s balance and ability to process visual and spoken information had been severely impacted.

Thursday 15 December, 2016

Man says he threw chair in McDonald's because he got 'bad vibe' from another customer

James Thornton said the man he was aiming to hit “looked like a little faggot”.


Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Gardaí changed children's nappies after mother allegedly kidnapped, court hears

The mother had allegedly just been kidnapped by her partner a short time after she obtained a barring order against him.

Monday 12 December, 2016

Man who raped nine-year-old granddaughter jailed for life

The girl was the fifth victim of the accused.

Friday 9 December, 2016

Woman says partner kidnapped and raped her after she left him

She alleged that the man regularly beat her and locked her and their children in their apartment for hours at a time.

Thursday 8 December, 2016

Taxi driver convicted of sexual assault on young woman after collecting her from Dublin pub

Augustin Ion’s claims that she wouldn’t pay a fare were rejected as a ’tissue of lies’.

Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night out

The woman said she feared he would drive away from her house with her in the car.

Tuesday 15 November, 2016

24-year-old man given suspended sentence for headbutting fellow patron in Copper Face Jacks

Kelvin Lynch broke Barry Fitzgerald’s nose after coming under the impression he had taken his change.

Monday 14 November, 2016

Woman's pregnancy terminated after ectopic pregnancy was misdiagnosed, inquiry hears

Expert witness Dr Philip Owen told the inquiry the woman likely had a continuing normal pregnancy in her womb.

Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Jury fails to reach verdict in case where man alleged he was asleep when he had sex with friend

The accused man’s defence had claimed he had no knowledge of his actions.

Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man who claims he had sex with friend while asleep is guilty if actions were caused by alcohol, jury told

The case of a man accused of raping his friend in 2008 has concluded at the Central Criminal Court.

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

More likely man was drunk than sleepwalking when he allegedly raped friend, court told

The woman told the trial she was sharing a bed with the man after a night out when she woke up to him having sex with her.

Monday 17 October, 2016

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Man caught with 25 videos and 80 photos of child sex abuse avoids jail

Delay in arrest and charge of man caught with child abuse imagery because of the backlog in the garda computer crimes unit.

Monday 10 October, 2016

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years

The man’s partner will be sentenced for child cruelty next week.

Friday 23 September, 2016

"I wanted to dispose of myself" - victim impact statement of son who was raped and imprisoned in a box by father

The now 13-year-old boy’s father was convicted of nine counts of rape and one count of child cruelty.

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Enlarged jury of eight women and seven men sworn in for Sean FitzPatrick trial

The trial is expected to run for three months.

Thursday 28 July, 2016

Attacker who repeatedly stabbed his girlfriend in the face with a Stanley blade is jailed

Constantin Zahira was jailed for nine years with two and a half years suspended.

Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Man sentenced to five years in jail for harassing a garda on the internet

The judge said he was imposing the sentence “to send out a message to any other that thinks of spreading information that is grossly defamatory”.

Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Boy at centre of sexual abuse case believes his mother didn't do anything wrong

The 12-year-old said he blames his father, who was convicted of nine counts of raping him when he was six and seven.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Man jailed for 10 years for threatening, assaulting and raping his wife

The 42-year-old is only the third person to be convicted for marital rape since rape within a marriage was made illegal in 1990.

Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Inter-county player stole €28,000 from her boss for online shopping

Dinah Loughlin has since repaid the money.

Thursday 14 July, 2016

Man who made posts online found guilty of harassing Garda sergeant

Sean Carraher was found guilty of posting about 50 messages on two websites.

Friday 8 July, 2016

Man jailed after stealing car from garage forecourt with teenager in the backseat

Sean Dowdall has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years for car theft and false imprisonment.

Thursday 7 July, 2016

Man who allegedly harassed a garda considers himself a 'whistleblower', court hears

Sean Carracher used websites to allege that Sergeant Conor Gilmartin was corrupt.

Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Burglar claims he wanted money for his daughter's communion and mother's grave

Thomas Wall says he’s been ‘locked up’ but wants to spend more time with his daughter.

Thursday 30 June, 2016

Man found guilty of raping his wife as their son slept downstairs

The man had pleaded not guilty.

Monday 27 June, 2016

Former assistant manager at hotel jailed for raping young woman in room

“There must in all rape cases, in my view, be a substantial custodial sentence,” the judge said today.

Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Man accused of raping wife denies calling Garda 'you f***er' at trial

The 42-year-old accused had earlier pleaded guilty to hitting his wife with a hammer in 2014.

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Man accused of raping wife says someone used 'black magic' on their relationship

The 42-year-old accused said he had been “cursed” in his native country.

Friday 17 June, 2016

Court told that husband accused of rape installed location apps on wife's phone

“I’m going to finish this tonight”, the accused is alleged to have said to his wife before hitting her with a hammer.

Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Man told his wife “I can rape you if I want” before threatening to cut her face open, trial hears

The woman said her husband took up a knife and said he could cut her face open before pushing her upstairs and raping her.

Thursday 2 June, 2016

82-year-old used dead woman's identity to claim €200,000 in welfare

Mary Cullen had been using her partner’s deceased ex-wife’s identity to claim the payments since 1987.

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