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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.

Wednesday 10 February, 2016

83-year-old American man acquitted of raping teenager in Limerick hotel

The teenager, who is also American, was on holidays with the man, to whom she is related, in Ireland at the time.

Thursday 4 February, 2016

"Very, very nasty" man who tried to bite a Garda and said "I have the virus" jailed

Noel Kinsella was sentenced for obstruction after refusing to be searched.

Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet painting convicted of having rare stolen books

Andrew Shannon told investigators he bought the books at a fair for about £300 and was using them to decorate his house.

Monday 25 January, 2016

'He can enter a bond and clear off': Judge sentencing man who raped woman with Down syndrome

“This victim’s life has been upended in the most radical way,” Justice Tony Hunt said today.

Friday 22 January, 2016

"Everyone is entitled to one mistake" - Man avoids jail for 'unprovoked' nightclub attack

His victim was left with a broken jaw, and had nine staples inserted into his skull.

Monday 18 January, 2016

Man who glassed ex-wife's new partner may get community service

The victim needed ten stitches in the aftermath of the pub attack.

Friday 15 January, 2016

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

20-year-old man found guilty of raping girl (14) at disco when he was 15

The man, who cannot be named in order to preserve his victim’s anonymity, is due to be sentenced in March.

Thursday 14 January, 2016

Donegal teenage disco rape case: Court told that underage person cannot consent to sex

Justice Margaret Heneghan said this is the case even if they appear to be an ‘enthusiastic participant’.

Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Donegal man accused of raping girl at disco when they were both teenagers

He was also a teenager at the time.

Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh sentenced to one year for sexual assault of child in the 1970s

Tony Walsh, who became known as the “singing priest” in the 1980s, forced himself on a young girl at a north Dublin parish hall on an unknown date in the mid-1970s.

Monday 11 January, 2016

Woman suffers panic attack during jury selection for Anglo trial

Another potential juror told Judge Martin Nolan he had “very strong views” on the issue.

Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas

The 40-year-old sent the woman threatening text messages and said he would contact her family.

Friday 11 December, 2015

Taxi driver not guilty of impersonating a garda while meeting a prostitute

The trial heard that it is not a criminal offence to use the services of a prostitute or to exchange sex for money.

Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker into withdrawing rape claim

The 40-year-old sent the woman threatening text messages and said he would contact her family.

Woman pleads guilty to attempting to abduct child from a creche

She has been granted bail.

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