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Yesterday’s News

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Wednesday 11 November, 2020

High Court judge says child rapist can be named 'in public interest' despite Court of Appeal judgement

Judge Tony Hunt placed a 28-day stay on his order pending an application to the Court of Appeal.

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Garda held handbrake to stop himself being thrown out of reversing car following high-speed chase

Garda Conor Murray said he was pulling a passenger from the car when it began reversing.

Friday 10 July, 2020

Man who tried to steal cars while 'full of crack cocaine' and holding a chihuahua gets 3.5 years

Thomas Cahill Donohue pleaded guilty to 12 charges.

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Man (53) jailed for 11 years for false imprisonment of mother and her young daughter in their home

The man and two others used cable ties to tie up the woman and her 8-year-old daughter and then ransack the house.

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Monday 15 June, 2020

Rapist (75) who abused sister and his seven daughters over 23-year period jailed for 20 years

From 1977 to 2000, James O’Reilly (75) subjected the young girls to “horrific” sexual abuse.

Monday 27 April, 2020

Man who sexually assaulted his son in the 1980s jailed for four and a half years

The man’s son was seven years old at the time of the abuse.

Friday 24 April, 2020

Man who failed to show up for court 3 years ago arrested last week as he travelled during Covid-19 restrictions

Martin Stokes failed to appear for a sentence hearing in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on 3 June 2016.

Monday 16 March, 2020

Security guard jailed for 14 years for rape and violent assault of two sex workers

Noel McKeon pleaded guilty to sexual assault, assault, robbery and rape of the two women.

Monday 17 February, 2020

Victim verbally abused in courtroom after two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for rape

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life, knowing that they chose to do this to me,” the victim said in an impact statement.

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Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Woman who was sent child sex abuse images on Whatsapp but deleted video prosecuted for possession

The court heard that Omo Delpin Omorouyi can no longer pursue her career as she cannot get garda vetting.

Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Martial arts instructor jailed for five-and-a-half years for killing retiree in one-punch assault

Jonathan Dargan was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally last November.

Monday 27 January, 2020

'I'll never forgive him': Family of one-punch assault victim describe how lives have been 'ripped apart'

Jonathan Dargan (49) was found guilty of killing Patrick Mullally by a jury last November.

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Man (70s) receives suspended sentence for sexual abuse of boy in the 1960s

Gordon Black was aged between 16 and 20 years of age when he molested his victim.

Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Man who sexually assaulted flatmate while she was sleeping jailed

The 29-year-old Italian man pleaded guilty.

Thursday 5 December, 2019

Man who used fake documents to apply for €270k mortgage given a suspended sentence

The man used the loan to purchase a house in Walkinstown in Dublin.

Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Martial arts instructor convicted of unlawful killing of 56-year-old man

Witnesses say they saw the man arguing with his girlfriend moments before the incident.

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Jury convicts two Leitrim men of raping woman at party

They had pleaded not guilty to rape in a flat in a town in the county on a date in 2017.

Saturday 9 November, 2019

Jurors asked to consider if accused men 'really cared' whether alleged rape victim said no

The two men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Two men found guilty of rape of woman following Donegal 'student night'

The woman told the trial she did not consent to any sexual activity.

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.

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