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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 22 April, 2019

Thursday 4 April, 2019

Man who destroyed home in 'devastating' gas explosion found not guilty of reckless endangerment

Terence Maguire caused the explosion in an attempt to take his own life.

Friday 15 February, 2019

Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years

He had done odd jobs for the victim, whom he viewed as an easy target, a court was told.

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Man jailed for seven years after smuggling €1.2 million worth of heroin into Dublin airport

Mudassar Khan’s bags were searched and customs official found 13kg of heroin wrapped up in one suitcase.

Thursday 31 January, 2019

Taxi driver who stole €75k off elderly customer with dementia jailed for two years

Pamela O’Brien (83) had been hiring a taxi to take her to and from the shops.

Monday 21 January, 2019

Man (37) jailed for three years for raping his wife

The victim told the court she forgives her husband and doesn’t want him to go to prison.

Friday 18 January, 2019

Violent rapist who 'didn't participate fully' in sex-offender treatment to be released this weekend

As part of his sentence, the man was to engage with the ‘Better Lives’ sex offender treatment programme while in custody.

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Garda convicted of careless driving causing death of elderly woman

Warren Farrell was responding to a panic button call at a Topaz garage when the car struck Elizabeth Core.

Friday 7 December, 2018

Garda pleads not guilty to dangerous driving causing death of woman

Elizabeth Core was hit by a car while crossing the road in 2014.

Friday 30 November, 2018

Defence lawyer says Storm Emma looter was 'high on cocaine at the time'

David Berney received a two-year sentence today for burglary, but had 18 months suspended for the looting incident.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Man (50) who threatened to put intimate images of ex-girlfriend on Facebook avoids jail

John Lyons said his ex owed him €5,000 from money he claimed he spent on her during their relationship.

Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Serial sex offender Patrick Nevin jailed for 5 and a half years for Tinder sex assault

The victim, now aged 36, told the court it had been very hard for her to travel back here for the trial last year and to see her attacker.

Friday 23 November, 2018

Sentencing adjourned for man who sexually assaulted Brazilian student he met on Tinder

Nevin is due to be sentenced next month for a further two assaults on women he met through the dating app.

Thursday 22 November, 2018

Attacker apologises to screwdriver assault victim he left 'pouring blood' on Luas

Lee Murray (23) pleaded guilty to assault of Sam Hess causing him harm.

Thursday 15 November, 2018

Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015 as part of a joint operation involving the Revenue and the Gardai.

Monday 12 November, 2018

Bus driver found guilty over fatal crash that killed cyclist avoids jail

Osborn Irabor has been banned from driving for four years.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Garda convicted over possessing child pornography images

Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five counts of possession of child pornography.

Thursday 1 November, 2018

Dublin man sentenced to 14 years for raping Spanish student repeatedly over 21-hour-period

Eoin Berkley admitted to raping the girl in Ringsend in July 2017.

Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Trial hears evidence against garda accused of possession of child pornography

The images of the child sexual abuse were allegedly found on a laptop.

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Dublin Bus driver found guilty of careless driving causing the death of cyclist in 2014

Osborn Irabor will be sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on 12 November.

Monday 22 October, 2018

86-year-old man given suspended sentence for rape and repeated child sexual abuse

Justice Michael White said that if Kiernan was a younger man the court would be imposed a serious custodial sentence.

Monday 15 October, 2018

'Unbelievable Courage': Judge praises siblings for reporting sexual abuse they suffered 60 years ago

John Joe Kiernan (86) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to six sample counts of indecently assaulting one boy and five sample counts of indecently assaulting the boy’s younger sister.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis

Michael McDonald Agu was sentenced to four years in jail.

Monday 9 July, 2018

Former Anglo boss David Drumm was trying to fix problem created by Sean Quinn, court hears

Drumm has already pleaded guilty to ten counts of authoritising or permitting Anglo to give unlawful financial assistance.

Saturday 7 July, 2018

Man jailed for randomly attacking his neighbours after 'three day bender'

Other neighbours were taken aback by the man’s behaviour, saying it was “not the person they knew”.

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Evidence of Patrick Nevin's Tinder use allowed in rape case because of 'similar modus operandi'

Previous convictions of a defendant are usually not heard by a jury.

Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Father-of-two pleads guilty to sex attacks on women he met on Tinder

Patrick Nevin (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court this morning.

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Judge suggests reform of sentences for elderly people as he jails 78-year-old paedophile

Patrick O’Brien pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of sexual assault.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Pub customers 'jeered' at man carrying out robbery with imitation gun, court told

The customers were described as “robust” and carried out a citizen’s arrest of the man.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'

A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.

Monday 21 May, 2018

Three men convicted for their part in €2.28 million tiger kidnapping

The jury continues to deliberate in the case of another man.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

'An entirely opportunistic claim': Woman fails to recover almost €30,000 seized by gardaí as proceeds of crime

The woman’s nephew, who is allegedly in an organised crime gang, was living in the same house at the time.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Man jailed for 18.5 years for 'brutal' attacks and sexual assaults on women

The premeditated attacks involved a leather belt, a hunting knife, duct tape and cable ties.

Saturday 12 May, 2018

Cocaine addict who agreed to move guns and ammunition for 'dangerous people' jailed

Stephen Keenan (31) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to four counts of unlawful possession of two handguns and bullets.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Convicted sex offender Anthony Luckwill given partially suspended sentence for child protection order breach

In July 2012, a court imposed 16 orders against him as part of child protection measures introduced in the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

Friday 27 April, 2018

Judge who jailed grandfather for rape calls sentencing guidelines 'somewhat bizarre'

“It’s somewhat bizarre that an area that is so sensitive has so little in the way of guidance for a trial judge.”

Friday 23 March, 2018

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting and falsely imprisoning women

When one of the women ran away he caught her and began punching her repeatedly.

Thursday 22 February, 2018

Man accused of attacking three women goes on trial

The court heard how a woman fought off her attacker outside her home.

Friday 9 February, 2018

Rickshaw driver caught with €4,000 worth of drugs escapes with suspended sentence if she leaves Ireland

Gardaí said the woman’s work as a rickshaw driver drew their attention to her.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Man jailed for four years for 'Mickey Mouse operation' to smuggle people through Dublin Airport

Frederick Cham had pleaded guilty to five charges at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Monday 5 February, 2018

Martin Callinan's 'disgusting comment' led to 'open season' on Maurice McCabe

The Disclosures Tribunal was told about McCabe’s feelings post-that PAC meeting today by the garda’s civilian head of HR.

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