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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.

Monday 23 November, 2015

Man denied sex with 15-year-old until it was proven he was her baby's father

“It is the greatest mistake of my life. It is a great lesson to me because now I will go to prison,” he told investigators.

Friday 20 November, 2015

Driver (19) who broke red light and hit 6-year-old girl jailed for 12 months

The child’s mother thought she was dead in the wake of the crash – but she has since made a good recovery.

Thursday 12 November, 2015

Limerick man sentenced to 12 and a half years for brutal, repeated rape of woman in her home

Alan Hanley received concurrent sentences for three counts of rape, a more serious attack than which would be ‘hard to envisage’ according to judge Deirdre Murphy.

Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Friday 9 October, 2015

Man who staged prolonged violent attack over bus seat given suspended sentence

The attack lasted ten minutes and involved head butting, kicking and punching.

Thursday 6 August, 2015

Judge: Seán FitzPatrick has been the subject of 'huge criticism, ridicule and odium since 2008'

Judge Nolan said the former banker had been the subject of “huge criticism, ridicule and odium since 2008″.

Friday 17 July, 2015

Dublin man jailed for sending threatening text messages to his ex-girlfriend

He told her he was going to blow her head off, burn her house down and kill her and her new partner.

Thursday 16 July, 2015

Gang who robbed taxi nabbed by gardaí ... after the car ran out of petrol

The men were arrested when they returned to the car with a can of fuel.

Friday 3 July, 2015

Man jailed for assaulting brothers after calling one of them a "culchie"

He asked one of the brothers “What are you looking at?” before punching him in the face.

Saturday 27 June, 2015

Teenager who drove a stolen car at a garda and broke her nose is jailed

The victim has been assaulted three times in her career.

Thursday 25 June, 2015

The jury in the Cavan childminder shaken baby case cannot come to a decision

Sandra Higgins will be remanded on continuing bail.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Jury to continue its deliberations in Cavan shaken baby case

Sandra Higgins has pleaded not guilty to causing serious harm to a young baby.

Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Cavan childminder pleads not guilty to causing serious harm to 10-month-old baby

A jury was sworn in today for a trial expected to last six days.

Monday 8 June, 2015

Barrister apologises to alleged rape victim after asking about her promiscuity

The barrister also asked the alleged victim about decorating her private parts with glitter stickers.

Thursday 4 June, 2015

Man who attacked two people on a Dublin Bus told victim: "I'm going to kill you"

The 26-year-old accused had taken a large amount of alcohol and tablets when he assaulted the two people.

Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Man, 21, avoids jail after sexually abusing his 5-year-old niece

The 5-year-old would sleep in the man’s bed because she was afraid of ghosts.

Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Sean FitzPatrick trial: jury discharged as judge sets a new trial date

The jury has been discharged in the trial of the former Anglo boss after seven weeks of legal argument.

Saturday 2 May, 2015

Security guard 'took notion' to tie up Hodges Figgis manager and rob €22,000

The man pleaded guilty to the crime yesterday.

Friday 1 May, 2015

Man jailed for 12 years for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape his sister

At the time of the attack, he was serving the suspended portion of a sentence for armed robbery.