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Drama teacher jailed for raping girl (7) at Offaly school
The victim said a woman at the school had told her not to tell her mother about the abuse.
A man has been acquitted of raping a woman during a night out in Donegal
The woman said she left the nightclub to make a phone call when the accused went with her.
A teacher who raped a seven-year-old student is appealing because a juror was 'smiling'
The victim, now aged 25, said the pain was “unbelievable”.
Judge praises sex workers' "courage and determination", returns "hard earned" cash stolen from them
The prosecution in the case of thief Mantas Grazevicius had suggested that two sex workers’ earnings that Grazevicius had stolen be confiscated by the State.
Man accused of possessing 67 allegedly stolen antique books said that he "can't read too well."
The man pleaded not guilty to possessing the books at his home while knowing or being reckless as to whether they were stolen.
Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house
51-year-old Andrew Shannon stands accused of unlawfully possessing the antique books which were taken from Carton House in Co Kildare in or around 2006.
Man who forced boy to have sex with him when they were both minors pleads with judge not to jail him
The man says a jail term may make him suicidal. He has been convicted of forcing his friend to have sex at his home in 2011 when he was 15.
Judge warns head lice removal company they must pay employee for jury duty
“I’m happy to serve but I fear I may lose my job,” the woman told Justice McCarthy.
"I can't go out on my own anymore..." - Victim impact statement of woman with Down syndrome read to court
Faisal Ellahi was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month.
Man jailed after pretending to be a girl online so he could have sex with teen
He told her he was a teenage girl called ‘Julie’ after meeting her on the website
Victim in horrific abuse case: "Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast"
A 51-year-old Wicklow man is to be sentenced in February for raping and sexually assaulting two boys hundreds of times.
"Absolutely correct" - Man found guilty of raping woman with Down syndrome
The judge said the man’s claims that the woman had consented to the acts was “absolutely ludicrous”.
Rape trial hears from accused who claims woman with Down syndrome enjoyed sexual activity
The Pakistani man also said that in his country people with mental disabilities are kept in hospitals or at home.
Woman with Down syndrome could not consent to sex, court told
A man is accused of luring the woman back to his house and raping her after she became separated from her mother.
Man accused of raping woman who has Down syndrome pleads not guilty
The man said that the woman “is a bad person”.
Woman with special needs tells rape trial that man took her to house for sex
She had become separated from her mother while out walking in Dublin.
Woman who broke DART passenger's eye-socket spared jail at victim's request
Leanne Goode was convicted of assaulting Paula McCarthy by punching her in the face – but her victim appealed for leniency.
Former fireman sentenced to seven years over sexual relationship with young teen
She was under 17 years of age at the time.
Man jailed for having sex with his underage step-sister when he was a teenager
Russell Ward (23) has been jailed for 18 months for carrying on the relationship which began when he was 16 and his step-sister was 12.
Man attacked 73-year-old parking warden with bolt cutters after getting two tickets in one day
“The redness descended on him”, his lawyer told the court today.
Limerick man jailed for six years after sexually abusing young nephew
His now 32-year-old victim said the abuse has torn his family apart.
Dublin man convicted of using fake social media profile to convince young girl to have sex
The 26-year-old set up a profile as a 13-year-old girl called “Julie” and later introduced himself as Julie’s brother.
Man jailed for using Facebook to try to get sisters (12 and 14) to have sex with him
He tried to get one of the girls to bring her sister so he could ‘train’ her
Man caught cycling with stolen phone box under his jacket is jailed for three years
Judge Martin Nolan said Austin Byrne (38) was either a “very incompetent or very unlucky” burglar.
Man jailed after raping girl (14) in a field as she was walking to a friend's house
Martin Stokes (24) was jailed for ten years after a trial in which he called the girl a liar.
Anglo officials jailed for trying to hide accounts connected to Sean FitzPatrick
The three were found guilty on all charges.
Anglo verdict was delayed over anonymous claim about jury foreman
The three accused had pleaded not guilty to conspiring to conceal or alter accounts.
Ex-Anglo officials hid accounts from taxman, jury told
Closing speeches are taking place in the trial of three former Anglo officials.
Revenue official pocketed nearly €20,000 in motoring fines
John Kelly’s job was to collect the fines from people who hadn’t paid vehicle registration tax.
Fake reporter threatened to put sex offender “beside Larry Murphy” in newspaper
31-year-old John Murphy pretended to be a journalist to extort money from an elderly sex offender.
No jail for 'out of his head' Dublin man who attacked shopkeeper with broken sword
The shopkeeper confronted the man as he tried to steal sweets.
Sean Fitzpatrick told employee not to submit accounts to Revenue, Anglo Irish trial is told
Three Anglo officials are in court, accused of hiding accounts connected to Mr FitzPatrick.
Tipperary man jailed for raping young girl who believed he was her Dad
Michael Smith will spend at least 12 years in prison.
Anglo officials in court accused of hiding records linked to Sean FitzPatrick
The three are charged with hiding accounted linked with Seán Fitzpatrick.
A trial of Anglo officials ran out of jurors today
13 were objected to by counsel for the State and the defendants.
Fake journalist threatened to publish man's picture 'beside one of Larry Murphy'
The man extorted money from an elderly sex offender.
Pensioner jailed for two years for sexually abusing his sister-in-law
The judge said that it was the maximum term she was able to impose.
Gail O'Rorke cleared on two charges of assisting the suicide of her friend
The jury were ordered to acquit her due to a lack of evidence.
Gail O'Rorke says someone else was with her friend when she took her own life
Gail O’Rorke has named a woman who she says was with her friend when she died.
Jury in assisted suicide case hears the last words of dead woman
A woman who was a friend of the dead woman is the first person in the State to be charged with the offence.