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Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse
# Jailed
# Jailed

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven jailed for ten years for child sex abuse

Fri 4:04 PM 23,445 Views 0 Comments

“I know I have committed despicable acts,” he wrote in a letter.

Monday 29 November, 2021

Man to be sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting teenage girl he invited back to his home
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man to be sentenced for raping and sexually assaulting teenage girl he invited back to his home

Mon 5:18 PM 39,263 Views 0 Comments

The now 19-year-old woman told the court that he “killed” her that night.

Friday 5 November, 2021

Former RTÉ producer videoed himself sexually abusing a child in the Philippines, court hears
# Kieran Creaven
# Kieran Creaven

Former RTÉ producer videoed himself sexually abusing a child in the Philippines, court hears

Nov 5th 2021, 5:41 PM 54,162 Views 0 Comments

He called the child “beautiful” during the assault.

Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Office manager who stole €80,000 from a charity-run playgroup is jailed
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Office manager who stole €80,000 from a charity-run playgroup is jailed

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:09 PM 29,511 Views 0 Comments

Avril O’Brien (51) pleaded guilty to 11 sample counts of stealing money from the playgroup.

Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Man who threatened to have 'bullet put in garda's head' may get community service
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Man who threatened to have 'bullet put in garda's head' may get community service

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:55 PM 21,269 Views 0 Comments

When Leon Travers (24) was arrested by gardaí for an alleged public order offence in October 2018, he engaged in “aggressive” and threatening behaviour.

Friday 22 October, 2021

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

Oct 22nd 2021, 9:30 PM 30,453 Views 16 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack
# Balgaddy
# Balgaddy

Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack

Oct 12th 2021, 10:30 PM 16,353 Views 4 Comments

The victim in the assault has limited use of his arm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told.

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin
# Court
# Court

Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin

Sep 21st 2021, 7:28 PM 28,405 Views 0 Comments

The man has been accused of rape and false imprisonment in 2017.

Friday 6 August, 2021

Munster trial: Five family members found guilty of sexual abuse of children
# Trial
# Trial

Munster trial: Five family members found guilty of sexual abuse of children

Updated Aug 6th 2021, 4:10 PM 54,476 Views 0 Comments

The children’s mother, father, uncle, maternal aunt and her husband were found guilty in 37 counts against them.

Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow

Aug 3rd 2021, 4:38 PM 10,041 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since Thursday morning.

Friday 30 July, 2021

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill

Jul 30th 2021, 4:28 PM 12,102 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since yesterday morning.

Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Munster child abuse trial: Father tells gardaí in interview that his children had everything they wanted
# Trial
# Trial

Munster child abuse trial: Father tells gardaí in interview that his children had everything they wanted

Jun 29th 2021, 7:00 PM 30,830 Views 0 Comments

The jury in the trial of three men and three women listened to transcripts of the man’s interviews with gardaí following his arrest in March 2018.

Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:58 PM 26,694 Views 0 Comments

The court heard from a social worker familiar with the case today.

Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped

Jun 15th 2021, 1:08 PM 23,184 Views 0 Comments

The decision was made following legal argument.

Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Man jailed after hijacking car from parent outside Tallaght creche
# Circuit Court
# Circuit Court

Man jailed after hijacking car from parent outside Tallaght creche

Jun 8th 2021, 5:37 PM 17,515 Views 6 Comments

Thomas McDonnell was in a ‘drug-induced psychosis’ when he threw himself over the bonnet of the injured party’s car, the court heard.

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Judge warns of jailtime for young people who launder money for criminal gangs
# Courts
# Courts

Judge warns of jailtime for young people who launder money for criminal gangs

May 19th 2021, 3:14 PM 8,527 Views 0 Comments

Judge Martin Nolan handed down a two-year suspended sentence for a man who had laundered €58,000 of stolen money.

Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Man jailed for 20 months after burning toddler's face with mini blow torch
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for 20 months after burning toddler's face with mini blow torch

May 18th 2021, 4:58 PM 29,663 Views 0 Comments

Both of the boy’s parents gave emotional victim impact statements in court.

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action
# Courts
# Courts

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action

Apr 20th 2021, 4:10 PM 12,974 Views 0 Comments

Eight sentences due to be heard today have been adjourned to later this month.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Student jailed for 16 months for accessing child abuse images 'of the most depraved nature' online
# Courts
# Courts

Student jailed for 16 months for accessing child abuse images 'of the most depraved nature' online

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:31 PM 41,258 Views 38 Comments

Albaraa Turkistani was sentenced today.

Monday 8 March, 2021

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who stole more than €20k from company for holidays and shopping sentenced to six months in jail

Mar 8th 2021, 2:08 PM 43,970 Views 34 Comments

Nicola Henry (32) wrote 37 cheques to herself, forging her colleagues’ signatures.

Monday 1 March, 2021

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence

Mar 1st 2021, 4:41 PM 25,621 Views 0 Comments

Noel McCabe has 34 previous convictions including assault, possession of ammunition, production of an article and road traffic offences.

Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Two members of Romanian crime gang jailed for making and using fake credit cards in Dublin shops
# Courts
# Courts

Two members of Romanian crime gang jailed for making and using fake credit cards in Dublin shops

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:33 PM 23,549 Views 51 Comments

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard details an extensive skimming operation in the UK.

Friday 29 January, 2021

Man who accidentally set fire to Louis Copeland store jailed for 2.5 years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who accidentally set fire to Louis Copeland store jailed for 2.5 years

Jan 29th 2021, 4:14 PM 30,712 Views 35 Comments

The court heard that the homeless man was “lucky to be alive” after the incident.

Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Man who held judge up with fake pistol and hoax bomb jailed for six years
# Edmund Dunican
# Edmund Dunican

Man who held judge up with fake pistol and hoax bomb jailed for six years

Jan 26th 2021, 12:32 PM 23,213 Views 0 Comments

The court heard Edmund Dunican, a fitter by trade, made the fake bomb at home.

Friday 15 January, 2021

Disqualified dangerous driver who 'ruined lives' jailed for 6 years
# Brian Reilly
# Brian Reilly

Disqualified dangerous driver who 'ruined lives' jailed for 6 years

Jan 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 34,009 Views 62 Comments

Brian Reilly had 126 previous convictions.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Suspended sentence for Dublin man who set doorway on fire after being asked to leave pub for being too intoxicated
# Courts
# Courts

Suspended sentence for Dublin man who set doorway on fire after being asked to leave pub for being too intoxicated

Dec 7th 2020, 3:06 PM 22,690 Views 14 Comments

Ian Morton told gardaí he had no recollection of the night’s events.

Friday 9 October, 2020

Widow of Console founder charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering
# Patricia Kelly
# Patricia Kelly

Widow of Console founder charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering

Oct 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 39,482 Views 0 Comments

Kelly is the widow of the suicide prevention charity’s former chief executive Paul Kelly, who died earlier this year.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

21-year-old man had sex with 16-year-old boy despite knowing his age, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

21-year-old man had sex with 16-year-old boy despite knowing his age, court hears

Jul 28th 2020, 10:22 PM 88,674 Views 0 Comments

Shane Chubb, now aged 24, pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17.

Friday 24 July, 2020

Man who assaulted two gardai and bit one in the thigh jailed for two years
# Finglas
# Finglas

Man who assaulted two gardai and bit one in the thigh jailed for two years

Jul 24th 2020, 6:31 PM 18,645 Views 15 Comments

Michael Talbot (33) went on to scream abuse at gardaí and smeared blood all over his jail cell after he was eventually arrested, the court heard.

Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Man partially severed ear lobe of acquaintance after slashing face in 'gruesome' attack, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Man partially severed ear lobe of acquaintance after slashing face in 'gruesome' attack, court hears

Jul 14th 2020, 7:41 PM 17,223 Views 0 Comments

The attack took place at Parkgate Street on 22 January 2018.

Man jailed for four years over sexual assault and rape of his younger sister
# Connacht
# Connacht

Man jailed for four years over sexual assault and rape of his younger sister

Jul 14th 2020, 6:05 AM 32,353 Views 0 Comments

Two more brothers have had their sentencing deferred to next January.

Monday 13 July, 2020

Eleven plead not guilty to alleged sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect of four children
# Courts
# Courts

Eleven plead not guilty to alleged sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect of four children

Jul 13th 2020, 5:04 PM 31,228 Views 0 Comments

One of the men is also charged with inappropriately administering medication to one of the alleged victims.

Monday 6 July, 2020

Ex-school teacher convicted of indecently assaulting boys over years loses bid to delay sentencing
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-school teacher convicted of indecently assaulting boys over years loses bid to delay sentencing

Jul 6th 2020, 4:54 PM 40,262 Views 0 Comments

The case has been adjourned until tomorrow.

Monday 22 June, 2020

Teenager armed with screwdriver subjected woman to 'terrifying' ordeal
# Clonee
# Clonee

Teenager armed with screwdriver subjected woman to 'terrifying' ordeal

Jun 22nd 2020, 3:48 PM 34,195 Views 0 Comments

The man, who was 19-years-old at the time, pleaded guilty in court.

Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Jail for man who brought gardaí on high speed cross-city chase
# Courts
# Courts

Jail for man who brought gardaí on high speed cross-city chase

May 27th 2020, 2:24 PM 28,072 Views 45 Comments

A garda suffered severe eye and facial injuries in the incident.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls
# Courts
# Courts

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls

Mar 25th 2020, 9:28 AM 25,352 Views 0 Comments

The man had pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of sexually assault.

Friday 13 March, 2020

Judge urges jury in alleged sexual assault at Leinster creche case to stick with it despite coronavirus concern
# Judge And Jury
# Judge And Jury

Judge urges jury in alleged sexual assault at Leinster creche case to stick with it despite coronavirus concern

Mar 13th 2020, 4:13 PM 14,738 Views 0 Comments

She made the comments after it was announced that no new jury trials will be commencing in criminal courts for two weeks.

Monday 9 March, 2020

Alleged sexual assault victim told mother she didn't want to go to crèche, court hears
# Creche Assault Trial
# Creche Assault Trial

Alleged sexual assault victim told mother she didn't want to go to crèche, court hears

Mar 9th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,268 Views 0 Comments

A man is charged with 23 counts of assaulting four girls in the crèche.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'
# Courts
# Courts

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'

Feb 25th 2020, 8:11 PM 32,156 Views 0 Comments

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

Friday 21 February, 2020

29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche

Feb 21st 2020, 5:19 PM 34,651 Views 0 Comments

The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.

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