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Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Taxi driver who 'snapped' and ran over passenger who didn't pay fare has driving ban lifted

The driver had been banned from driving in 2014.

Thursday 1 June, 2017

Man who posed as his late brother so he could buy a house jailed for two years

In August 2008 the house and flat burned down in a fire and Perry made a claim on the policies, which were issued to the false identity.

Monday 29 May, 2017

Man who got caught up in €837,000 heroin deal to pay off his golf fees avoids jail

The man was to be paid €200 for acting as a courier.

Man who held woman down while another man raped her jailed for nine years

The attack occurred in a Cork city park.

Thursday 25 May, 2017

The DPP wants to see corporate watchdog's transcripts of Sean Fitzpatrick trial

The ODCE has come in for criticism after the collapse of the trial.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Ex-Anglo chair Sean FitzPatrick acquitted of all charges on day 126 of trial

The ex-Anglo chairman’s trial had become the longest in the history of the Irish state.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

Friday 12 May, 2017

Man sentenced to four years for causing death of Kildare Councillor Willie Crowley

Damien Klasinski drove off after hitting Mr Crowley.

Thursday 11 May, 2017

Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'

Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.

Friday 28 April, 2017

Ambulance driver sentenced to 2.5 years for sexual assault of nine-year-old girl

52-year-old John Devereux had been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Paul Murphy 'plainly involved' in restricting Joan Burton's liberty, trial told

Murphy and six other accused have all entered not guilty pleas.

Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did'

Single mother avoids jail after “massive spending spree” when bank accidentally deposited €51,000 into her account.

Thursday 30 March, 2017

The DPP is concerned about possible interference in upcoming Jobstown trial

The court heard today of the DPP’s concern that the constitutional process of trial by jury could be interfered with.

Thursday 23 March, 2017

Three-and-a-half years in jail for man who made menacing phone calls demanding money

Patrick Clarke made two phone calls to Paul Gilmartin, a man he did not know.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

'Reckless' prisoner told officer 'you come to this cell and you're dead', court hears

He threw a battery which broke glass that then injured her eye, though it was accepted he did not do it to injure her.

Saturday 4 March, 2017

Burglar caught handling safe stolen from house of Voice of Ireland star

The man dropped it from a third-floor balcony.

Friday 3 March, 2017

Man who threw glass bottle, injuring innocent bystander, avoids jail

The judge said Mario White behaved recklessly and carried out an act of gratuitous violence.

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Wednesday 22 February, 2017

No jail term for passenger who broke taxi driver's nose

The victim also suffered a cut over his eye in the attack.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

'She died alone and unaided': Woman jailed for killing her cousin

Bernadette Cash was left in a critical condition from being punched and kicked in the head.

Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Sean FitzPatrick trial told investigators used 'unlawful' practices when taking witness statements

The jury was shown versions of the document with new sections inserted, other sections crossed out or deleted.

Monday 30 January, 2017

Investigator in Sean FitzPatrick trial shredded documents in 'calamitous error'

“I made a dreadful mistake which thereafter I acknowledged and admitted,” he told the court.

Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Single mother went on 'massive spending spree' after €51k accidentally put in her account, court hears

The Finglas woman told the court, “Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did.”

Saturday 21 January, 2017

Kickboxing trainee jailed for inflicting brain injury on older man

The teenager apologised to his victim in a written letter.

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Former soldier jailed for punching and kicking ex-partner

The victim lost consciousness during the attack.

Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Convicted killer admits threatening witness in manslaughter case

The judge said it was at the moderate to lower end of the scale of these offences.

Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Jurors at Sean FitzPatrick trial told they'll be needed until well into next year

The trial, which has been running since September, has yet to pass the hearing of allegations stage.

Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Man who raped an 11-year-old girl when he was 15 shouldn't be jailed, court hears

The now 23-year-old man had pleaded guilty to sexual assault and oral rape.

Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Judge says 'gardaí are very optimistic farmers' in cannabis harvesting case

Judge Martin Nolan was speaking during a sentence hearing of man caught growing 36 plants.

Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Nursing home manager jailed for stealing €45,000 from vulnerable patient

Maeve Bell was sentenced to 15 months in prison today.

Friday 1 July, 2016

Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence

The man had also stolen a car and had been in unlawful possession of a handgun.

Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Student smuggled cocaine into Ireland 'to pay for college fees'

Lucas Lima (25) was offered between €1,000 and €3,000 to bring the bag from Spain.

Monday 20 June, 2016

Mother avoids jail for harassment, including sending taxis and food deliveries to woman's home

The feud originated following the exchange of ‘very mild banter’ between the two women’s children at school.

Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hostage situation at Cloverhill may have been attempt to make claim against State

An inmate who held another hostage in a cell was given a three and a half year sentence today.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

Man jailed for six years for raping roommate in homeless shelter

A court was told the victim had neurological issues and was vulnerable.

Monday 25 April, 2016

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

Jonathan Donovan was sentenced today for hitting Paul Doyle in the head twice with an axe.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Man who mugged student freed from custody amid suspended sentence law confusion

Officials at the Department of Justice are discussing the ramifications of the ruling with the Attorney General.

Friday 15 April, 2016

Man left on crutches for 14 months after unprovoked beating outside takeaway

Giovanni Obaseki (23) has been jailed for five years for the vicious robbery.

Thursday 17 March, 2016

Former nurse who knocked his partner unconscious after row gets community service

She had a black eye, compression marks on her neck and received four stitches to her cheek.

Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Love/Hate actor jailed for four-and-a-half years for armed robbery

Stephen Clinch played ‘Noely’ in the hit RTÉ series.