Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C


All time
# 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.
# Phibsborough
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.
# Courts
Pat Whelan fined €3k for failing to keep proper record of fraudulent €8m loan
His colleague William McAteer will be sentenced next week.
# Shoplifting
Salesman faces jail over professional shoplifting scheme
He said he began the shoplifting enterprise because had built up heavy debt.
# Longford
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.
# Robbery
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.
# Guilty
Former Anglo Irish director pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining a loan from the bank
Willie McAteer will be sentenced in January.
# temple bar
'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.
# Grafton Street
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”.
# Central Criminal Court
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.
# Rape
Man who raped nine-year-old granddaughter jailed for life
The girl was the fifth victim of the accused.
# barring order
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.
# city centre
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’.
# Dublin
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Tipperary
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.
# sexsomnia
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.
# sexsomnia
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.
# sexsomnia
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.
# Courts
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.
# Child Pornography
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.
# Waterford
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.
# Courts
"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.
# Courts
Enlarged jury of eight women and seven men sworn in for Sean FitzPatrick trial
The trial is expected to run for three months.
# Grievous assault
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.
# Courts
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”.
# Waterford
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.
# Courts
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.
# Credit Cards
Inter-county player stole €28,000 from her boss for online shopping
Dinah Loughlin has since repaid the money.
# Guilty
Man who made posts online found guilty of harassing Garda sergeant
Sean Carraher was found guilty of posting about 50 messages on two websites.
# false imprisonment
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.
# Courts
Man who allegedly harassed a garda considers himself a 'whistleblower', court hears
Sean Carracher used websites to allege that Sergeant Conor Gilmartin was corrupt.
# heartstrings
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.
# Courts
Man found guilty of raping his wife as their son slept downstairs
The man had pleaded not guilty.
# Courts
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.
# Criminal Court
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.
# Central Criminal Court
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.
# Courts
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.
# Abuse
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.
# 30 years
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.