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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 5 November, 2020

Man deemed unfit to stand trial on a number of alleged assaults

The court heard the defendant lost his leg a few years ago after he was knocked down by a lorry.

Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Eleven people accused of offences relating to alleged abuse and neglect of children

The defendants, who range in age from 25 to 76, face over 200 charges.

Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Man (59) jailed for sexual assault of 4-year-old girl his partner was babysitting

The case saw one of the youngest complainants ever giving evidence.

Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to sexual assault of two more victims

The Dublin man is currently serving a prison sentence for a previous rape and sexual assault conviction.


Friday 28 February, 2020

Man who repeatedly raped teenage girl and treated her 'almost like a dog' jailed for seven years

A jury found the man guilty of four counts of rape in 2016 after a trial last month.

Friday 14 February, 2020

Man who shot bystander in chest at Dublin scrapyard jailed for five years

The incident took place on 4 August 2018.

Monday 2 December, 2019

Ivor Callely's son 'moronically stupid' for injuring man with firework in Copper Face Jacks, court hears

Oliver Callely’s sentencing has been adjourned until 7 February next.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Rape accused denies he and co-accused 'swapped over' sexual activity with woman

The woman has told the trial that she was too drunk to consent to sex.

Thursday 17 October, 2019

Man who was 16 when he sexually assaulted 12-year-old girl jailed for 4 years

The defendant had forced the child to perform oral sex on him while other youths recorded the act on their phones.

Thursday 1 August, 2019

Judge tells teen boy who admits defiling girl that he's angry and frustrated at humiliation of victim

The judge praised the courage of the victim in giving her own victim impact statement to the court.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Man jailed after being caught by vigilante 'sting' trying to contact child for sexual exploitation

On 10 February last year, the man asked “Ali”, whose profile stated she was 13 years old, to meet up and go for pizza.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

Man found guilty of attempted rape of woman in Dublin

Slawomir Gierlowski (34) is currently serving a lengthy prison term for random attacks on three women.

Friday 17 May, 2019

Man who repeatedly abused his niece during 'perverted games' jailed for 11 years

The attacks took place regularly while he was babysitting the child at weekends.

Friday 10 May, 2019

Man convicted of raping two women who were working as prostitutes

The man had pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault at a hotel in Portlaoise

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”.

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