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This year
Senior bank management kept information “off the official record”, defence claims in theft trial
It is alleged that Michael Lynn obtained multiple mortgages unbeknownst to the institutions involved.
Man jailed for nine years for violent sexual assault of former sister in law in her Dublin home
The man threatened to stab the woman 50 times during the prolonged and terrifying ordeal.
Former Christian Brother (87) jailed for 4.5 years for sexual abuse of 19 boys
A number of the man’s victims described how he ruined their education, and how the abuse they suffered had life-long impacts.
Last year
Dublin man acquitted on some charges of raping his wife with household objects
The jury in the Central Criminal Court trial returned four not guilty verdicts today. They were unable to reach a verdict on the remaining 11 counts.
Homelessness worker who sexually abused two girls 40 years ago jailed for five years
Seamus Robert was in his early twenties while the victims were aged from around six at the time of the offending.
Former solicitor Michael Lynn retrial set for October 2023
Lynn pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of theft between in 2006 and 2007,
Jury fail to reach verdict in Michael Lynn trial after 12 hours deliberating
Lynn has been remanded in custody until 20 June.
Man who led gardaí on high speed motorway chase with two children in the backseat is jailed
The court heard the man was disqualified from driving at the time of the offence.
All time
Teenager jailed for high-speed chase in which he narrowly missed knocking down an elderly woman
The teenager has 32 previous convictions, including drug and road traffic offences.
Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.
Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park
A 17-year-old boy is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in a south Dublin park last year.
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.
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.
Man jailed for four years for string of robberies, including stealing schoolgirl's phone
The man has 134 previous convictions.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
'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?”
Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'
Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.
'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.
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.
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?”
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.
Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years
The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
'Your fate is in your hands': Judge warns thief who broke into Apache Pizza outlet
Craig Dempsey was with a chainsaw-wielding accomplice.
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.