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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.
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.
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.
Man found guilty of repeatedly raping his sister 35 years ago
The man will be sentenced next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco
The man has pleaded guilty.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room"
Closing speeches were given today.
Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
It’s day 22 of the trial.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Jury dismissed after one member falls asleep 15 minutes into opening statements
A second juror also seemed on the verge of nodding off.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Solicitor admits stealing from clients to help pay €6.5m debts from property boom
The woman will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.
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.
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.
Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays
Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.
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.
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.
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.