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Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 14th 2018, 7:45 PM 16,078 Views 29 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Feb 12th 2018, 8:00 PM 40,107 Views 0 Comments

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
# Maria Redmond

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 5:55 PM 53,342 Views 0 Comments

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
# Meath
# Meath

Man found guilty of repeatedly raping his sister 35 years ago

Jan 22nd 2018, 6:10 PM 40,792 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jan 15th 2018, 10:29 PM 31,378 Views 55 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Dec 15th 2017, 6:38 PM 60,790 Views 51 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Dec 8th 2017, 8:10 PM 15,023 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 29th 2017, 6:11 PM 34,228 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded not guilty.

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

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

Nov 29th 2017, 6:06 AM 19,474 Views 35 Comments

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
# Defilement
# Defilement

Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco

Nov 7th 2017, 5:20 PM 51,065 Views 0 Comments

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
# Eve Doherty
# Eve Doherty

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

Oct 27th 2017, 1:58 PM 27,982 Views 10 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Oct 2nd 2017, 4:53 PM 30,326 Views 40 Comments

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
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Air horns ring out in court as Jobstown charges officially dropped

Oct 2nd 2017, 2:55 PM 11,882 Views 84 Comments

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
# Clongriffin
# Clongriffin

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

Jul 24th 2017, 5:53 PM 24,888 Views 0 Comments

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
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:50 AM 13,256 Views 15 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 10th 2017, 2:25 PM 22,494 Views 0 Comments

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"
# Paul Murphy
# Paul Murphy

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

Jun 20th 2017, 7:01 PM 11,236 Views 0 Comments

Closing speeches were given today.

Monday 29 May, 2017

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told

May 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 14,480 Views 0 Comments

It’s day 22 of the trial.

Monday 15 May, 2017

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

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

May 15th 2017, 6:35 PM 37,806 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Victim Impact
# Victim Impact

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

May 12th 2017, 9:59 PM 26,507 Views 0 Comments

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'
# FRAUDULENT CLAIM
# FRAUDULENT CLAIM

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

May 8th 2017, 10:36 PM 23,280 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 8th 2017, 8:50 PM 21,965 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

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

May 2nd 2017, 6:32 PM 39,489 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Mar 6th 2017, 3:47 PM 15,564 Views 23 Comments

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
# Compulsive Behaviour
# Compulsive Behaviour

Serial con artist jailed after promising colleague All-Ireland tickets

Feb 28th 2017, 5:06 PM 24,388 Views 16 Comments

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
# What Did I Miss
# What Did I Miss

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

Feb 13th 2017, 5:37 PM 29,531 Views 0 Comments

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
# Offaly
# Offaly

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

Jan 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM 34,181 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Man filmed himself sexually assaulting heavily pregnant girlfriend while she slept

Jan 23rd 2017, 5:34 PM 41,730 Views 0 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

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

Jan 18th 2017, 6:03 AM 16,178 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

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

Dec 20th 2016, 2:28 PM 22,882 Views 0 Comments

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
# Removed
# Removed

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

Nov 28th 2016, 1:54 PM 38,426 Views 0 Comments

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
# George Crombie

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 5:05 PM 34,908 Views 0 Comments

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
# Portmarnock
# Portmarnock

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

Nov 17th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,556 Views 0 Comments

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
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

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

Nov 8th 2016, 6:30 AM 26,414 Views 0 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Oct 4th 2016, 6:32 PM 33,485 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Sep 7th 2016, 1:02 PM 24,812 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 19th 2016, 7:19 AM 18,659 Views 23 Comments

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
# Cloverhill
# Cloverhill

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

Jun 1st 2016, 3:27 PM 23,928 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 27th 2016, 6:20 AM 28,593 Views 53 Comments

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
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Teenage boy pleads guilty to sexually assaulting his half sister

May 26th 2016, 7:10 AM 24,724 Views 0 Comments

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

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