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This week
26th November 2023 - 29th November 2023
Rape survivor tells court she was shamed by some in her small community following the offence
The young woman told the court that when people find out what happened, she is judged more than the accused man.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Driver who knocked down and killed child (7) had previously caused death of pedestrian
Carl Scully was jailed for 18 months and disqualified from driving for 10 years.
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Last month
October 2023
Four men go on trial at Central Criminal Court accused of raping woman at her home five years ago
The trial will continue before Mr Justice Keane and a jury of six men and six women on Monday.
This year
Man who raped colleague at house party as she drifted in and out of consciousness is jailed
Shane Noonan pleaded guilty to rape of Ciara Mangan on 11 May 2013.
Man who drove into bus lane and fatally hit pedestrian is given suspended sentence
Carl Scully pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of Anthony Hanney in 2018.
Man who sexually abused his sister during childhood sentenced to eight years
As a child she had attempted to tell her parents what was happening to her but was disbelieved, the court heard.
Man who sexually assaulted 'extremely vulnerable' girlfriend over number of weeks is jailed
The accused man pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of the woman.
Intoxicated bank worker who accidentally drove his car into Dublin supermarket avoids jail
John Fanning told gardai he had been attempting to park when his foot had slipped on the accelerator.
Last year
Former St Vincent's hospital staff member avoids jail after spending €22k on company credit card
Gerard Russell pleaded guilty to six counts of theft and deception on dates between August 2014 and June 2015.
Wicklow man who sexually assaulted his best friend jailed for 15 months
The man was sentenced to 27 months with the final 12 suspended by the judge.
Judge orders dangerous driver to make donation to the Ukrainian refugee fund
Karl Cummins, who has 15 previous convictions for dangerous driving, drove at gardaí during a 2017 incident.
All time
Learner who drove her car over cyclist while unaccompanied avoids jail
Paulina Galantkiewicz told her trial that she “basically panicked” and hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.
Man who raided a supermarket with a toy gun given five-year sentence
David Savage (29) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.
Munster child abuse trial hears details of accused aunt's garda interviews
The court heard the details from a doctor today.
Jail term for Dublin man who crashed scrambler bike while attempting to escape gardaí
Nathan Duffy (20) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis for sale or supply.
Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering
Vlad Pintea, who sold his account to the gang for €500, was jailed for six months.
Teachers intervened as father beats child in school, court hears
The child told his teachers: “When I go home I am going to get it. I am dead.”
Woman jailed after being found with thousands of 'depraved' child abuse images
A judge has sentenced the woman to prison for three years.
Man (77) who sexually abused three of his granddaughters jailed for 11 years
One of the man’s victims said she feared disclosing the abuse would break up her family.
Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
The incident happened in October 2019.
Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters
Justice Owens imposed 14 years imprisonment and suspended the final two years on strict conditions.
Couple found guilty of neglect of 14-month-old baby girl
The jury returned unanimous verdicts after just over one hour of deliberations today.
Jail for man following 'terrifying' home invasion
Pollack pointed out the home of an innocent family to a group of men looking for his friend who owed them money.
Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown
The family of the woman said they will “never forget how that man single-handedly destroyed our mam’s life”.
Driver who caused pedestrian’s death unaware he had hit someone until told by his boss, court hears
He told gardai he thought he had hit a kerb.
Man who used fake documentation to open Irish bank accounts jailed
He has ten previous convictions in Finland for falsification of documentation, forgery and laundering of proceeds of crime.
Night security man who stole artwork and sold it through Sotheby's gets suspended sentence
Petr Balint pleaded guilty to theft of 33 art prints.
Man whose dangerous driving left friend in vegetative state jailed for 40 months
Mark Kelly sustained serious injuries in the crash and has not regained consciousness.
Man jailed for five years over fatal 'one punch' assault on friend
Jack Hall Ellis told gardaí he was acting in “drunkenness and anger” when he punched Luke O’Reilly once from behind.
Banned driver who left student with 'catastrophic' brain injury jailed for eight years
Paul Connolly was under the influence of drugs and driving his young child to school when his car mounted the footpath.
Man (21) pleads guilty to drunken 'one punch' assault that killed friend on Halloween night in 2017
Luke O’Reilly died two weeks after being assaulted by Jack Hall Ellis in 2017.
Hutch family member jailed for breaking into Revenue offices and assaulting man
Judge Greally imposed a four year sentence and suspended the final 18 months on strict conditions.
Man jailed for 'horrifying' knife attack on his ex-wife
A court heard the woman would have “drowned in her own blood” without immediate medical intervention.
Former Defence Forces member who recorded young girl exposing herself jailed
The girl was aged between 11 and 13 years old at the time of the offence.
Former Defence Forces member jailed for 18 years for 'horrendous' sexual abuse of daughter
John Murphy abused his daughter Sophia on dates between 1988 and 2001, and also in 2010.
The State has dropped charges against a babysitter after four trials collapsed
The DPP said it would not pursue a fifth trial.
Meath man convicted of raping woman he met on dating app
Gardaí arrested Martin Sherlock following a “sting” operation in which officers arranged to meet him as he was selling a phone through Done Deal.
Boys 'trashed' metalwork room at Oberstown detention centre
The teenagers threatened their teacher with hammers before proceeding to smash “anything they could get their hands”, a court was told.
Man who caused €500k of damage to M50 eFlow system jailed for two and a half years
Tony Rochford said he wanted to attract media attention to his concerns about failures in a fire that killed two people.
Former juvenile home worker (51) gets suspended sentence for possession of child pornography
Gardaí recovered a laptop containing 24 images and 13 DVDs from the home of Philip Devereux.