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Monday 14 May, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted girls 'targeted them when they were neglected by mother'

Teachers became concerned when they saw the man kissing the youngest girl on the lips.

Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years

The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.

British man on Dublin stag gets no jail time for punching student on dancefloor

The victim was taken to hospital with a fractured jaw and damage to his teeth.

Friday 13 April, 2018

Saturday 15 July, 2017

Teen with 24 convictions who started drinking and taking drugs aged 9 'real risk of institutionalisation'

The 15-year-old is due to be sentenced for one count of robbery later this month.

Thursday 29 June, 2017

Jobstown protest: TD Paul Murphy and 5 others found not guilty

The six men were accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell in 2014.

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'

The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.

Monday 19 June, 2017

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years

The court heard Keith Hearne carried out “a series of extremely violent sexual offences”.

Monday 12 June, 2017

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail

Six years ago Darren Martyn and others redirected users from The Sun’s website to a page that said Rupert Murdoch was dead.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest

The judge told the jury this morning that she was discharging the female juror.

Monday 22 May, 2017

'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period

The man does not accept the guilty verdicts of the jury.

'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told

A garda told the court she overheard Councillor Michael Murphy saying, “Will we give her sanctuary in the church or will we keep her in the church?”

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

Friday 28 April, 2017

'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence

“My politics is not about hating anybody,” Burton told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax is now cybercrime fighter, court told

He told gardaí he took part in the hacking in retaliation for the UK media company’s involvement in the phone hacking scandal.

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Man who tied up and raped woman during gaming convention to be sentenced later this year

Keith Hearne (28) told the woman, “I could break your neck here and now, would you prefer that?”

Friday 7 April, 2017

Cavan brothers stole €8,000 while working as charity barmen at Marlay Park concert, court hears

The eldest brother, who held a good job at a financial firm in London, fell into the hands of loan sharks while gambling in the UK.

Thursday 6 April, 2017

Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years

The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft

Tuesday 28 March, 2017

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon

The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Man (23) pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friend's death

The Dublin driver was travelling at up to twice the legal speed limit, the court heard today.

Monday 13 March, 2017

Man found guilty on 92 counts of sexually assaulting and raping his stepdaughter

He was taken into custody and will be sentenced on 15 May.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Man who made girlfriend read the bible while threatening to cut her throat avoids jail

Andris Andruss (56) dragged his partner of two years back inside their Finglas home after she told him she was leaving him.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Donegal man (36) gets 12 months for sexually exploiting teenage girl after watching Frozen with her

The girl, who was in court for the sentence hearing, said she found it hard to cope after the incident.

Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Court hears Donegal man (36) watched Frozen with teenage girl before trying to have sex with her

He was described as a “vulnerable” person with few social skills who viewed the teenager as his girlfriend.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Father jailed for 9 years over weekly rape of daughter

The man was found guilty of raping his eldest daughter over the period of one year.

Monday 19 December, 2016

'I will never forgive my mam': Rape victim says family has been torn apart

“He just acted like a normal loving father, when he was far from that,” the 24-year-old told the court.

Saturday 10 December, 2016

'Your fate is in your hands': Judge warns thief who broke into Apache Pizza outlet

Craig Dempsey was with a chainsaw-wielding accomplice.

Monday 7 November, 2016

Pensioner tells court of suffering after her carer stole €40k inheritance

The pensioner’s two sons had been killed in the past few years and was in ill health when she was robbed.

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Man who hit Sikh shop assistant over the head with meat cleaver avoids jail

“He is a Sikh by religion and had to have his hair cut,” Judge Codd said. “He found that difficult.”

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Woman who blinded man in scissors attack found not guilty by reason of insanity

The attack happened at a city centre homeless shelter for people with mental health issues

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Teenager who took part in "terrifying" assault of Dublin boy who was stabbed avoids jail

The accused had arrived to the scene at a late stage of the assault in a taxi.

Monday 3 October, 2016

Man who stole Holy Sacrament from Dublin church sentenced to seven years

The monstrance containing the sacrament has not been recovered.

Thursday 21 July, 2016

Boy who went on crime spree avoids jail because he doesn't turn 18 until tomorrow

The boy avoided jail by “a hair’s breadth”, the judge said.

Man sentenced to two years for slashing ex-girlfriend's brother with a kitchen knife

Christopher Byrne (29) of Coolock, Dublin was acting under a “cloud of anger” when he left the teenager in a pool of blood.

Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'Exemplary' prisoner, convicted of heroin possession, left on Dublin street alone for an hour by guards

Joseph O’Neill, convicted of possessing €1.4 million worth of heroin, had been giving a speech at a conference in Dublin Castle.

Friday 1 July, 2016

Farewell to breakfast radio's odd couple

Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue and Ivan Yates have signed off on their breakfast show.

Serial's Adnan Syed could be free later this year after retrial decision

There might not be enough evidence for a new trial, his campaigner says.

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Poll: Will the Console controversy affect how you give money to charity?

Have the allegations made you think twice about donating – or where you donate to?

The 9 at 9: Friday

A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital and the hole in the ozone layer is shrinking.

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