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Yesterday’s News


Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Man (21) who threatened cafe staff with a syringe during robbery jailed for three years

Rainis Koovit (21) brandished a syringe when attempting to grab a tip jar in Kaph Cafe in Drury Street, Dublin.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Man followed foreign student home on bus and raped her in her hallway, court hears

The man was found guilty by a jury of one count of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of threatening to kill.

Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Woman who stole €140k worth of fraudulent benefits caught after picture taken for Public Services Card

Maria Redmond (60) claimed an invalidity pension for 13 years while she was working as a cleaner in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

Monday 22 January, 2018

Man found guilty of repeatedly raping his sister 35 years ago

The man will be sentenced next month.


Monday 15 January, 2018

Man who poured boiling water over his partner in front of their children given suspended sentence

Judge Martin Nolan said it was a “despicable” and “cowardly act” but he said he did not believe it merited a jail sentence.

Friday 15 December, 2017

Irish man convicted of using another person's passport to travel to Italy on holidays

Edward McCarthy was caught on his arrival back in Dublin Airport.

Friday 8 December, 2017

Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears

Gardaí raided an industrial estate last year where they found 1,469 cannabis plants.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Man goes on trial accused of sexually assaulting woman during massage session

The man has pleaded not guilty.

Woman who glassed victim in pub told gardaí she 'only meant to throw the drink at her'

Celina O’Driscoll said she got drunk because she was nervous about a night out with work colleagues.


Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco

The man has pleaded guilty.

Friday 27 October, 2017

Garda Detective Eve Doherty guilty of harassing State solicitor to be placed in custody on Monday

The judge set a sentence date of 19 January 2018.

Monday 2 October, 2017

Man jailed for eight years for repeatedly raping his two nephews when they were children

The man’s two victims hugged after reading out impact statements to the courts today.

Air horns ring out in court as Jobstown charges officially dropped

Charges against 10 of the 11 people facing trial were today officially dropped.

Monday 24 July, 2017

Man who set fire to apartment block was 'out of his mind' on drink and drugs

John McGovern (25) set fire to the Station Hill apartment complex at Clongriffin, Dublin last November, a court heard.


Saturday 22 July, 2017

Woman who dressed as man to rob €10,000 given suspended sentence

The woman was struggling with financial difficulties when she carried out the ‘bizarre crime.’

Monday 10 July, 2017

Sentencing of Tom Humphries for sexual exploitation and defilement of a child is adjourned

The former Irish Times sports journalist pleaded guilty last March to six sexual offences.

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room"

Closing speeches were given today.

Monday 29 May, 2017

Monday 15 May, 2017

Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'

Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

Friday 12 May, 2017

'I remember thinking I was free, that he couldn't hurt me anymore. How wrong I was'

A woman whose ex-partner has been found guilty of rape gave a strong victim impact statement today.

Monday 8 May, 2017

Woman who claimed over €100k in welfare fraud 'used it to pay off son's drug debt'

Carol Clarke claimed welfare payments under her sister’s name for 17 years.

Man who sexually assaulted six-year-old niece as a teenager gets suspended sentence

In an impact statement, the victim said her entire life and personality was shaped by the abuse.

Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Joan Burton told being called a c**t at a protest should be 'water off a duck's back', court hears

This is day three of the Jobstown false imprisonment trial.

Monday 6 March, 2017

71-year-old jailed for six years for grooming and sexually abusing teenage nephew

The judge said the sentence would have been considerably higher if it were not for the man’s advanced age.

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Serial con artist jailed after promising colleague All-Ireland tickets

Defending counsel said David Marsh’s actions were “illogical and fairly compulsive” with “no exit strategy”.

Monday 13 February, 2017

Jury dismissed after one member falls asleep 15 minutes into opening statements

A second juror also seemed on the verge of nodding off.

Monday 23 January, 2017

Court hears father would leave £50 on his daughter's bedside locker after sexually abusing her

The man apologised in court for not admitting to abusing his daughter when she was aged between 10-12 years old.

Man filmed himself sexually assaulting heavily pregnant girlfriend while she slept

The accused told her he had drugged her on occasion because he thought she needed sleep.

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Nigerian woman allegedly had 'voodoo process' before being trafficked to Ireland for prostitution

Joy Imasogie allegedly told the victim she would be working in a hair salon.

Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Laois man who raped and brutally beat his wife jailed for five years

The man told gardaí he “flipped” because the woman accused him of being “needy”.

Monday 28 November, 2016

Rapist removed from court after calling his victim "a filthy prostitute" during sentence hearing

Richard O’Brien was found guilty of rape, attempted rape, false imprisonment and assault causing harm.

Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Man forced stepdaughter to wear dog collar as he carried out abuse, court hears

George Crombie told his victim there would be “murder in this flat” if she told her mother about the abuse.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

Student who knocked man unconscious in taxi row to be sentenced next year

The 24-year-old man punched the victim and kicked him in the head when he fell to the ground.

Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom

The woman will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.

Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Man accused of raping friend said he was "sleepwalking" at the time

The trial heard that the man said he wasn’t aware of what he was doing at the time.

Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Judge says it's 'not unreasonable' for David Drumm to sign on at garda station every day

The judge at a hearing today did note, however, that it would be hard for him to leave the state without being noticed.

Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them

The man was the subject of threats when it emerged he was on compassionate leave.

Friday 27 May, 2016

South Dublin schoolboy pleads guilty to fracturing teen's skull with a hammer

The two boys met in Blackrock to settle an argument over a €50 debt for cannabis.

Thursday 26 May, 2016

Teenage boy pleads guilty to sexually assaulting his half sister

The court heard the abuse stopped when the girl eventually confided in her parents, who confronted the boy.

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