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Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 19 October, 2019

Man jailed for eight years for repeated sexual abuse and rape of his younger brother

Over the course of a decade, John Murphy abused his brother who was aged between ten and 20 years old.

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Woman tells court about alleged rape by two men after pub 'student night' in Donegal

The alleged victim told a trial she was ‘half way between sleep and drunkenness’ during the incident.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Man claims he didn't know that threat to share pictures of girl (12) performing sex act was a crime

The man, who can’t be named, was 16 at the time of the offence.

Thursday 1 August, 2019

Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google

Counsel told the court that the man was not named in any of the news reports which appeared on Google search.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

Man (18) pleads guilty to rape of half-brother and defilement of half-sister over two-year period

The case was heard today at the Central Criminal Court.

Thursday 4 July, 2019

Rape trial collapses after alleged victim leaves Ireland during trial

The woman left on a ferry on Tuesday evening and was not answering her phone, the court heard.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Woman suffered nightmares after being held at knifepoint by woman she offered to help

Charlotte Skovhaus offered to drive Cher Quinn home and was held at knifepoint by Quinn in her car.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Man who led gardaí on high speed car chase and crashed outside a school is jailed

Bernard Kelly (38) broke red lights and mounted the pavement outside the school.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Man assaulted psychiatric nurse while awaiting sentence for attempted murder, court hears

Michael Corbett attempted to strangle the nurse with a sock.

Monday 24 June, 2019

'I was convinced he would kill me': How Patrick Nevin used Tinder to lure the women he sexually assaulted

The 37-year-old received a 12-year sentence today.

Serial sex offender Patrick Nevin jailed for 12 years for attacking women he met on Tinder

He is already serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence for the sexual assault of another woman he met via the dating app.

Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Dublin man jailed for sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

The woman said the assault had a profound psychological effect on her.

Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Man who mugged two tourists in Dublin handed a suspended sentence

The man also pleaded guilty to a separate offence of assault causing harm outside a Dublin pub.

Lawyers for convicted rapist contest victim's request to allow abuser to be named

The two grew up as neighbours and the attacks began when the woman was nine-years-old.

Friday 17 May, 2019

Man who repeatedly sexually abused toddler jailed for 10 years

The victim said said her abuser stole her ability to love and feel her home to be a place of refuge.

Friday 10 May, 2019

Carer who stole €9,000 from elderly man given suspended sentence and ordered to repay cash

She told gardaí that she stole the money because she needed to pay off a drug debt.

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”.

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