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Friday 15 February, 2019

Garda jailed for two years for possession of child abuse images

Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty.

Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Suspended sentence for man who repeatedly sexually assaulted young girl he was babysitting

Stephen Browner of Stoneybatter, Dublin, pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual assault.

Monday 26 November, 2018

Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper

The trial involved a Dublin defendant accused of raping a woman he met on a night out in 2015.

Monday 19 November, 2018

Victim tells court of terror as Patrick Nevin set to be sentenced for attacks on women he met through Tinder

The 37-year-old will be sentenced next month for two attacks on women he met up with via the dating app.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'The market was misled': Suspended sentence for Drumm for role in illegal loan scheme

Drumm pleaded guilty last month to authorising unlawful loans to a group of developers and businessmen in 2008.

Friday 4 May, 2018

Sports fan who attacked man with baseball bat in row over Olympic sailing avoids prison sentence

Patrick O’Reilly became enraged when other drinkers in a Dublin pub began jeering him over his defence of the sport.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Dublin Airport people-smuggling operation described as 'Mickey Mouse' enterprise by accused

Frederick Cham (63) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five charges.

Sunday 21 January, 2018

19-year-old woman jailed for three years for her part in violent late-night robbery in Dublin city

The court heard that Clodagh Forde had a propensity to acts of extreme violence.

Friday 19 January, 2018

Garda Detective who sent abusive letters to State solicitor is jailed for three years

Eve Doherty was found guilty of harassing Elizabeth Howlin following a two-week trial last July.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

13-year-old boy who sexually assaulted teen in park sentenced to 10 months in detention

The judge said he needs some “normality” in his life.

Man who injured gardaí while trying to get away from drugs bust jailed for five years

A garda pursuit ended when the Laois man lost control of his car and crashed into a garda car.

Monday 15 January, 2018

Jury sworn in for second retrial of Cavan childminder accused of causing serious harm to baby

The 36-year-old denies the charge of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home.

Friday 15 December, 2017

Sentencing adjourned in Tinder sexual assault case over guilty man's previous convictions

The man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Tinder last month.

Thursday 23 November, 2017

'I thought people would judge me, getting in a stranger's car': Alleged victim in Tinder assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

Monday 13 November, 2017

Music teacher caught with over 1,300 child pornography pictures avoids jail

He had been teaching music to seven and 12-year -olds.

Friday 10 November, 2017

Former GAA coach sentenced to seven years for dozens of sexual assaults on boys

Ronan McCormack abused one of the boys at least 60 to 100 times.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

Man violently attacked home of ex-girlfriend because he couldn't deal with breakup, court hears

Derek Shevlin had a imitation gun when he went to his ex-girlfriend’s family home

Friday 27 October, 2017

Retired surgeon claims he 'has no memory' of treating those who accused him of indecent assault

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys.

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Alleged victim of Michael Shine says he received €70,000 in compensation from Drogheda hospital

Michael Shine is a retired surgeon accused of indecently assaulting patients.

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Retired surgeon goes on trial accused of indecently assaulting teenage boys

Dr Shine replied “I absolutely deny that allegation” after each of the eight charges were read out to him.

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'Incompetent useless hobbit': Garda accused of sending abusive letters to partner's ex-wife

Garda Eve Doherty has been accused of sending insulting and abusive communications to the solicitor’s mobile phone.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Garda on trial for allegedly harassing her partner's ex wife

Eve Doherty has been accused of sending insulting and abusive communications to a woman’s mobile phone.

Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Ireland footballer Jeff Hendrick goes on trial for alleged violent disorder on Harcourt Street

The 25-year-old replied ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

Friday 2 June, 2017

Man acquitted in Dublin Mountains Tinder rape case

The defendant shouted at gardaí after the jury left the court.

Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder told gardaí he met her for “a hook up”

The rape accused said he expected “something would happen” when they met up.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'You're now free to go': A triumphant Seán Fitzpatrick thanked the judge as he left court today

Asked if he would be celebrating tonight FitzPatrick told the press pack: “That was last night”.

Friday 19 May, 2017

Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years

Anthony Ward (26) drove the car at night with the lights switched off at speeds of up to 160 km/hr.

Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'You're not welcome in Jobstown': Inspector tells court he feared for Joan Burton's safety

A garda inspector told the trial today that he was concerned for Joan Burton’s safety.

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Driver who hit and killed a Kildare councillor was speeding and didn’t brake

Damien Klasinski pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Willie Crowley.

Friday 31 March, 2017

Paul Murphy promises he won't talk about his upcoming trial at Jobstown protest rallies

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is one of seven people charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.

Monday 5 December, 2016

Convicted child rapist who assaulted girl for two years until she became pregnant jailed for 11 years

The man also sexually assaulted the victim’s three sisters.

Friday 29 July, 2016

Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction

Denis Casey, William McAteer and John Bowe were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud last month.

Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Judge warns people against recording Jobstown trial on their smartphones

The judge says that this had been a problem at a previous hearing.

Monday 11 July, 2016

Dublin man caught for assault on driver after he left passport in taxi (and reported it stolen)

Buti Sashi was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Friday 24 June, 2016

Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM

The court was told that the State had failed to prove the bank existed.

Thursday 9 June, 2016

Former CEO of Irish Life and Permanent convicted of €7.2 billion conspiracy to defraud

Denis Casey (56) and three other former banking executives had pleaded not guilty to charges.

Monday 4 April, 2016

Suspended sentence for man who glassed ex-wife's new partner

The victim needed ten stitches to a facial wound and was left with a 2cm long hairline scar.

Monday 8 February, 2016

Elderly woman too afraid to leave her home after carjacking, court hears

Cavan resident Francis Stokes (29) and Kildare man Martin Stokes (24) have been sentenced to four years in prison for the hijacking.

Saturday 12 December, 2015

Man head-butted and bit shop worker during unprovoked racist attack

He has been ordered to pay €3,000 and has avoided jail.

Friday 19 June, 2015

Pregnant woman in court for assaulting two brothers with the heel of her stiletto shoe

The victims needed surgical staples in their heads.

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