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This week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Courts
Darragh Lyons jailed for Ballyfermot attack that left Alanna Quinn Idris blinded in one eye
Alanna Quinn Idris said her life as she knew it “came to an abrupt end” on the night of the attack.
# Courts
Alanna Quinn Idris tells court that life she knew came to 'abrupt end' on night of attack
Darragh Lyons will be sentenced tomorrow after he pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm and violent disorder on the night in question.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
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# Courts
Man (73) who fled to Tenerife 18 years ago jailed for four years for drug dealing charge
Joseph Rogerson had been due to be sentenced in November 2006 but took a bench warrant and went to the Canary Islands.
This month
March 2023
# Courts
Man jailed for three years for attempting to smuggle people into Ireland via Dublin Airport
The man was paid up to €1,000 for each person he successfully smuggled in.
# Courts
Man jailed for eight and half years for torturing neighbour he thought had stolen his drugs
When the victim managed to call 999, Gardaí discovered cannabis to the value of €27,968 in the man’s Dublin flat.
Last month
February 2023
# John McClean
‘May you rot in hell’: Victims speak in court after ex-rugby coach admits sexual abuse of boys
The sentencing continues before Judge Martin Nolan and is expected to conclude tomorrow.
# Courts
Men who stole kilos of chicken, beef and lamb from restaurant store room go free
One of the men climbed up a fire escape into the store room of a restaurant on Grafton Street, where he stole the meat products worth €2,000.
# Court
Man with over 150 previous convictions sentenced to three years for burglary
Stephen Maher pleaded guilty to theft at an office at Point Square in Dublin 1.
This year
# Dublin City
Man who randomly punched three people in Dublin city centre sentenced to four years in prison
One of the victims was hospitalised with a broken nose.
# Courts
18-year-old youth sentenced over attack during which man was kicked and beaten
Jamie Walsh pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at the Naas Road in Dublin on 18 November 2021.
# Courts
Former rugby coach and teacher admits to sexually abusing two boys in the 1980s
Judge Martin Nolan remanded John McClean in custody to be sentenced on 23 February.
Last year
# Courts
Man in court for homeless hostel arson attack that left victim 'in living hell' in hospital
A woman has been in intensive care since the fire at the Dublin hostel in March.
# scott knight
Suspended jail sentence for man who tried to get passport under a fake name
Scott Knight made full admissions when he was arrested in 2021.
# Central Criminal Court
Man jailed for rape of 11-year-old girl and sexual abuse of younger sister
The 36-year-old was convicted unanimously by a jury after a trial at the Central Criminal Court earlier this month.
# Assault
Dublin man jailed for 'savage' assault on former partner
The judge said the description of the attacks was ‘pretty harrowing, adding that Doyle deserved a severe custodial sentence.
# Central Criminal Court
Man jailed for repeated rape of a teenager with mild intellectual disability he accosted on the street
Costel Pirvu, 39, formerly of Loughrea, Co Galway, was found guilty of three counts of rape and one of false imprisonment.
# Courts
Man jailed for attack on fellow homeless shelter resident which was filmed on Snapchat
Lateef Lawal was sentenced to three and a half years for assaulting, falsely imprisoning and threatening Karl Duggan.
# Courts
Man who kidnapped and threatened to kill former wife jailed for five years
William O’Donnell pleaded guilty to falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill his former wife.
# Carer
Woman jailed for 18 months for stealing from elderly lady she cared for during lockdown
O’Connor was stealing from the elderly woman, who had dementia, for the first four months of the pandemic.
All time
# Theft
Former post officer worker jailed for stealing €23k in pension payments from customers
Paula Underwood has been sentenced to three years with 18 months suspended.
# Courts
Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence
Lee Fetherson, now aged 20, was expelled from the school immediately after the attack on 10 March 2017.
# Court
Dublin man (41) jailed for sexually assaulting teenage girl during sleepovers
The girl told the the court that her “innocence and childhood were taken away”.
# Courts
Pregnant woman who led gardaí on high-speed chase with children in car to be sentenced
Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned the case for sentencing in October.
Brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin pleads guilty to possession of child pornography images
Martin Guerin was arraigned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning.
# Dublin
Woman jailed for kicking expectant mother in stomach
Joyce Conlon was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
# Court
Man (36) admits stealing mummified head from St Michan's Church
‘The Crusader’ was decapitated at the crypt in St Michan’s Church, Church Street in February of this year and stolen, along with another skull.
# Jailed
Man jailed for handling stolen vehicles after arranging to meet undercover guard to sell jet ski
The man was connected to stolen vehicles by means of fingerprint evidence.
# Jailed
Father and son jailed for hammer assault on former family friend
Michael Reilly Senior and his son Michael F Reilly Junior have been jailed for 40 months and 20 months respectively.
# Courts
'It was a once off': Nine-year suspended sentence for woman whose flat was used to store drugs worth €1.3m
The court heard that the incident was ‘totally out of character’ for the woman.
# Courts
Grocer who sexually assaulted employees aged between 13 and 23 given thirteen-year sentence
The judge imposed consecutive sentences on Joseph McGrane, citing his moral culpability in the assaults.
# Court
Man sentenced for unprovoked attack with pool cue on two tourists at Dublin hostel
He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of assault causing harm.
# Mugging
Community service for mugger caught hiding in bushes by gardaí using thermal imaging
The muggers took the victim’s phone and wallet containing €110 in cash.
Man who stole spirits from Coppers told gardaí he was on way to toilet when he spotted opportunity
Each of the 20 bottles stolen was worth between €700 and €900, the court heard.
# Courts
Former soldier jailed for three years for sexually assaulting niece and nephew
The female victim delivered an emotional victim impact statement in court today.
# Courts
Man who damaged M50 toll gantry with angle grinder before threatening gardaí jailed for six months
It was the second time that the accused had damaged an M50 toll gantry.
# Dundrum Town Centre
Former professional footballer jailed for using cloned payment cards to buy runners and toiletries
Stefan Condurovici has been ordered to leave Ireland within seven days of his release from prison.
# Clonee
Youth who robbed delivery man in 'extremely vicious' assault gets four-year suspended sentence
Judge Melanie Greally said the victim was subjected to a “horrifying experience”.
# Courts
Dublin mother who flung boiling water at shop worker's face to be sentenced
Michelle Ruth has 158 previous convictions.
# Courts
Donegal teenager acquitted of raping schoolmate after meeting at a takeaway
The 19-year-old youth had denied one count of rape and another of oral rape of a girl.
# Sentenced
Garda dressed as a postman to deliver 36,000 ecstasy pills to suspected dealer
Philip Noonan was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison today.