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This week
22nd January 2023 - 27th January 2023
# Courts
Women go on trial accused of trafficking two Brazilian women to work as prostitutes
Two women were allegedly brought to Ireland to engage in prostitution in Thurles, Tralee, and Enniscorthy, among other places.
Last week
15th January 2023 - 21st January 2023
# Court
Teen who stabbed 16-year-old in Liffey Valley carpark sentenced to three years
Without medical intervention there was a strong possibility the boy could have died from the seven stab wounds, the judge said.
Last month
December 2022
# Court
Man who attacked his partner told their son 'Mammy fell on Daddy's fists many times'
The garda investigating the case told the court it was “the most chilling thing” he had ever heard.
Last year
# Simon Gold
Westmeath former psychic avoids jail term for dishonestly opening two bank accounts
Fake documents that had been used to open the accounts were found during a search of Simon Gold’s house.
# Courts
Clare man who raped his university student friend jailed for four-and-a-half years
The now 23-year-old man was found guilty by a jury of one count of raping the woman at an address in Dublin on 23 May 2017.
# Courts
Men blackmailed teenager about releasing photos from her OnlyFans account to her family
The men were foiled by a Garda sting operation after the girl contacted them for help.
# paul mcdermott
High Court judge hits back at TD's comments and says that judges are willing to travel
He called Martin Kenny’s claims “ill-informed”.
# Courts
Suspended sentence for man who punched and kicked ex-partner in 'savage attack'
Judge Martin Nolan said this was a “savage attack” and that Andrew Brennan’s actions were disgraceful.
# Courts
Boy who caused a girl to fall off a Dart platform after pushing his bike at her avoids detention
A video of the incident was leaked online and was viewed 100 million times.
# Courts
Former Dublin hurler gets nine years for €2.7 million worth of cocaine and cannabis
Patrick Casey fled to London and started a new life after a high speed chase with Gardaí eight years ago.
# Courts
Disqualified driver who drove through a Covid checkpoint jailed for one year
Carl Reilly (33) was disqualified from driving due to previous road traffic offences.
# Courts
Martial arts instructor jailed for four years for sexually exploiting three of his students
The man moved to the UK in 2016 before he was charged with any offences, but was extradited back to Ireland last year.
# Dangerous Driving
Man who led gardaí on high-speed motorway chase with his two children in the backseat is jailed
The 34-year-old Dublin man, who can’t be named to protect the identity of his children, has 226 previous convictions.
# michael lynn trial
Michael Lynn moved to Brazil in 2011 without telling gardaí, court hears
Lynn has pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of theft in Dublin between October 23, 2006 and April 20, 2007.
# on trial
Michael Lynn tells trial he had permission to use mortgage money to pay for property developments
Lynn (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
# Protest
US army veterans convicted of interfering with operations at Shannon Airport
The two anti-war protesters were acquitted of criminal damage charges.
# Court
Men accused of Shannon Airport trespass were 'nicest and most courteous protesters', trial hears
Two peace activists in their 80s are accused of criminal damage and trespass at Shannon Airport.
# Court
Two peace activists on trial over Shannon Airport damage and trespass charges
The pair walked on to a taxiway at the airport on St Patrick’s Day three years ago.
# Trial
Michael Lynn trial: Solicitor says she never acted for accused in purchase of €5.5 million property
Lynn (53) is on trial accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
# Court
Bank official says Permanent TSB did not 'turn a blind eye' to loan condition in multi-million euro theft trial
Former solicitor Michael Lynn (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
# Courts
Michael Lynn was 'embarrassed and annoyed' about delay in clearing a €1.9m loan, trial hears
The former solicitor (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
# Courts
Trial hears €4.1m loan would not have been issued to former solicitor if officials knew about other mortgage
The prosecution is arguing that Michael Lynn got multiple mortgages on the same properties, but banks were unaware of this.
# Court
Jury empanelled for trial of multi-million euro theft charges against former solicitor
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of around €27 million.
# Court
Man on trial accused of stealing €27 million from multiple financial institutions
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of money from seven banks between 2005 and 2007.
# Courts
Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years
Ms Justice O’Connor said that had Graham Daly been an adult at the time of the offending, she would have imposed a longer sentence.
# Central Criminal Court
Munster trial: Parents jailed for 9 and 15 years for 'most awful' sexual abuse and neglect of their children
During the sentencing, the judge said the parents had engaged in “the most profound breach of trust a human being can commit against their children”.
# Courts
Man jailed for nine years for sex abuse of sister when they were young
The 49-year-old Dublin man pleaded guilty to 24 sample counts of sexually abusing his sister.
# Munster
Victim impact statements in Munster child abuse case read out in court
One of the children said: “What happened at home changed my whole life.”
All time
# Courts
Munster trial: Verdicts may be 'tainted or unfair' by letter written by juror to the trial judge
Five members of the same extended family were found guilty of all but one of the 78 counts against them in August following a ten-week trial.
# liam carr
Firefighter to be sentenced for repeated sexual abuse of a teenage boy over 20 years ago
Liam Carr (59) was found guilty by a jury of 31 counts of sexual assault, anal rape and oral rape of the boy.
# Jailed
Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse
“I know I have committed despicable acts,” he wrote in a letter.
# Central Criminal Court
Man to be sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting teenage girl he invited back to his home
The now 19-year-old woman told the court that he “killed” her that night.
# Kieran Creaven
Former RTÉ producer videoed himself sexually abusing a child in the Philippines, court hears
He called the child “beautiful” during the assault.
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Office manager who stole €80,000 from a charity-run playgroup is jailed
Avril O’Brien (51) pleaded guilty to 11 sample counts of stealing money from the playgroup.
# Blanchardstown
Man who threatened to have 'bullet put in garda's head' may get community service
When Leon Travers (24) was arrested by gardaí for an alleged public order offence in October 2018, he engaged in “aggressive” and threatening behaviour.
# Court
Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.
# Balgaddy
Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack
The victim in the assault has limited use of his arm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told.
# Court
Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin
The man has been accused of rape and false imprisonment in 2017.
# Trial
Munster trial: Five family members found guilty of sexual abuse of children
The children’s mother, father, uncle, maternal aunt and her husband were found guilty in 37 counts against them.
# Courts
Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow
The jury has been deliberating since Thursday morning.