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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 16,120 Views 29 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Feb 12th 2018, 8:00 PM 40,143 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.

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 53,360 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.

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 40,849 Views 0 Comments

The man will be sentenced next month.

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 31,473 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.

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 61,345 Views 49 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Dec 8th 2017, 8:10 PM 15,048 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 29th 2017, 6:11 PM 34,295 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 19,510 Views 35 Comments

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
# Defilement
# Defilement

Man to be sentenced for defiling teenage girl after Wesley disco

Nov 7th 2017, 5:20 PM 51,098 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded guilty.

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 28,029 Views 10 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Oct 2nd 2017, 4:53 PM 30,555 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 11,908 Views 84 Comments

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
# Clongriffin
# Clongriffin

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

Jul 24th 2017, 5:53 PM 25,034 Views 0 Comments

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
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 6:50 AM 13,343 Views 15 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 10th 2017, 2:25 PM 22,517 Views 0 Comments

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"
# 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 11,294 Views 0 Comments

Closing speeches were given today.

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 14,503 Views 0 Comments

It’s day 22 of the trial.

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 37,829 Views 0 Comments

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'
# 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 26,542 Views 0 Comments

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'
# 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 23,326 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 22,007 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 39,507 Views 0 Comments

This is day three of the Jobstown false imprisonment trial.

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 15,648 Views 23 Comments

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
# Compulsive Behaviour
# Compulsive Behaviour

Serial con artist jailed after promising colleague All-Ireland tickets

Feb 28th 2017, 5:06 PM 24,507 Views 16 Comments

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
# 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 29,573 Views 0 Comments

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
# Offaly
# Offaly

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

Jan 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM 34,205 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 41,770 Views 0 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

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

Jan 18th 2017, 6:03 AM 16,220 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

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

Dec 20th 2016, 2:28 PM 22,913 Views 0 Comments

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
# Removed
# Removed

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

Nov 28th 2016, 1:54 PM 38,553 Views 0 Comments

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
# George Crombie

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 5:05 PM 34,944 Views 0 Comments

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
# Portmarnock
# Portmarnock

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

Nov 17th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,659 Views 0 Comments

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
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

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

Nov 8th 2016, 6:30 AM 26,481 Views 0 Comments

The woman will be sentenced in two weeks’ time.

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 33,528 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 24,841 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.

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 18,750 Views 23 Comments

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

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 23,998 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 27th 2016, 6:20 AM 28,620 Views 53 Comments

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
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Teenage boy pleads guilty to sexually assaulting his half sister

May 26th 2016, 7:10 AM 24,749 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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