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Last month
May 2023
# Courts
Psychic medium got man to give her €10k by saying his dead father wanted her to have it
The woman, who was also a home carer, was found guilty of dishonestly inducing by deception the man to give her €10,000.
This year
# Court
Schoolgirl raped in Kerry by two teenagers developed eating disorder after attack, court hears
The attack in the early hours of the night of July 26, 2020 in an isolated area near a Co Kerry town.
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# Courts
Jury in Roscommon farm attack trial shown bodycam footage of farmhouse eviction
Four men allegedly attacked the farmhouse with chains, baseball bats and a hurley.
Last year
# Courts
Man jailed for 'cowardly and reprehensible' attack on ex-partner
Ian Doyle (31) had pleaded not guilty to two charges of assault causing harm to his ex-partner.
# Courts
Retired director of waste management company found guilty of operation of illegal landfill site
The case was adjourned to 12 December for sentencing.
# Courts
Security guard jailed for sexually abusing his younger sister for nearly two decades
The complainant told investigators that her older brother had sexually molested her on an almost daily basis
# Sentenced
Man, 26, jailed for violent attacks on transgender sex workers in their homes
Buti Sashi (26) pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm and one count of sexual assault.
# John Murphy
Retired Garda superintendent jailed for holding cannabis resin worth nearly €260,000
Retired Superintendent John Murphy has been jailed for six and a half years.
# Court
Ex-RTÉ journalist who sexually assaulted woman while she was sleeping jailed for 15 months
The women said that being cross examined was unbelievably distressing and she felt at times she was going to have a heart attack.
# Courts
Man assaulted girlfriend because he wanted to stay up partying and she wanted to go to bed
Daniel Prenderville repeatedly kicked his partner on the face.
# Courts
Father who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his young son jailed for nine years
The victim was aged between one and eight when his father raped and molested him.
# Mícheál Ó Leidhin
Former RTÉ journalist found guilty of sexual assault
Mícheál Ó Leidhin will be sentenced next week.
# Declan McGowan
Man convicted of assaulting woman and pretending to be a garda
The court heard that McGowan told the woman he was a garda and had a gun in the car.
# Courts
Judge says Dublin city centre is 'increasingly dangerous'
Judge Melanie Greally made her comments when sentencing Kieran Comerford (22) for an unprovoked attack on two men in 2017.
# Acquitted
Jury acquits former garda of raping his wife at their family home
The 60-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to the offence.
# Court
Parents of two small children abused by their uncle tell court of 'worst nightmare'
The man assaulted the children while babysitting them.
All time
# Court
Car valet owner brandished imitation firearm arm in a crowded pub, court hears
The accused had pulled out the firearm after an outburst of violence involving an associate of his, the court heard.
# Trial
Couple found guilty of neglect and cruelty after daughter left with 'catastrophic' brain damage
The jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on all counts.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Deliberations underway in trial of parents accused of neglect and cruelty of daughter
The child is now dependent on carers for her basic daily needs.
# Courts
Jury to begin deliberations in case of couple accused of child cruelty
On day 13 of the trial, lawyers for all sides gave closing speeches to the jury.
# Michael Quinn
Man who used wooden post to strike a woman during an anti-lockdown rally is jailed
Judge Martin Nolan described the attack as cowardly.
# Courts
Father accused of child cruelty told gardaí he did not know how his daughter was injured
The trial is being held at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
# Ioan Ovidiu
Man caught trying to meet child for sex after replying to fake dating profile, court hears
The actual person behind the profile was a member of a volunteer group trying to locate online predators, the court heard.
# Court
Child cruelty trial hears evidence from emergency service and medical staff
The trial continues before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.
# Courts
Man on trial for manslaughter of his mother's partner
Ronan Byrne has also denied production of a baseball bat during a dispute and assault of James Marren causing him harm.
# Court
Teenage brothers sentenced for rape of 17-year-old girl near holiday caravan park in Wexford
The judge said the “terrifying and violent” experience has a pervasive effect on the girl’s life.
# Jailed
Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece
The two incidents took place on unknown dates sometime between early 1976 and late 1979.
# Courts
Garda ‘thought she was going to die’ during attack by husband
The victim said her daughter witnessed the attack and that at one point she may have blacked out.
# Dr Ronan Keogan
Dublin doctor to stand trial on child pornography charges
Judge Nolan set a trial date of 8 November 2022.
# Courts
Father of girl raped by teenage cousin criticises 'chronic' underfunding of child sexual abuse services
The girl’s father was speaking at the sentencing of his 16 year-old nephew.
# lost lane
Man jailed for his part in mob that tried to storm Dublin nightclub
Moses Lulendo (19) joined up with the group of males which tried to push past doormen at Lost Lane nightclub off Grafton St in 2019.
# Courts
Woman given suspended sentence for managing massage parlour where sex acts took place
Qiuping Chen pleaded guilty to managing a brothel in Dublin.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Blanchardstown
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.
# Courts
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.
# james o'reilly
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.