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This year
Law grad jailed for rape of woman shortly after they engaged in consensual sex
The court heard that it was at this point she withdrew her consent and the man continued sexual penetration without consent.
Suspended prison sentence for landlord who assaulted his tenant with knife
Des Roche (60) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to the injured party.
Widow of late Console charity founder given trial date in 2024
She is charged with two counts of fraudulent trading and one count of money laundering.
Last year
College student who raped friend while she was sleeping after house party jailed for five years
Michael John Cummins pleaded guilty last June to anal rape of the teenage girl on 25 November 2018.
'Try to forgive us': What accused said he'd like to tell alleged rape victim during garda interviews
Four men have pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.
Taxi driver jailed for careless driving causing serious harm after he hit two pedestrians
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Tajudeen Balogun failed to look ahead into a junction before turning right on a Dublin city street.
Taxi driver denies driving carelessly when car hit elderly woman
The trial continues on Monday before Judge Elma Sheahan and a jury.
All time
Child cruelty trial hears evidence of screaming coming from apartment
The trial continues before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury.
Trial continues for man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home
The man’s lawyer began cross-examining the 36-year-old complainant today.
Man jailed for causing €17,000 worth of damage during a violent escape from Oberstown detention centre
He was sentenced to three years with one year suspended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man who shot bystander in chest at Dublin scrapyard jailed for five years
The incident took place on 4 August 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Garda jailed for two years for possession of child abuse images
Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Music teacher caught with over 1,300 child pornography pictures avoids jail
He had been teaching music to seven and 12-year -olds.
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.