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# Cavan
Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted
A doctor said the child had unusual bruising to her head, face and buttocks.
# jobstown
Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton
Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.
# Courts
Former youth worker who pretended child pornography images were of him gets suspended sentence
He pretended to be a 15-year-old boy online and shared the images pretending them were of himself.
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# Anger Management
Father who bit two-year-old son's cheek gets suspended sentence
The boy, who’s been diagnosed with autism, is receiving therapeutic services.
# John Murray
Aer Lingus fined €250,000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport
The airline was fined €250,000 for breaching health and safety laws.
# Dublin City
Man who threatened women with knife and robbed handbags jailed for six years
He told gardaí one victim was in the “wrong place at the wrong time”.
# Courts
Man with 160 convictions accused of claiming to be undercover Garda to rob man on Dublin bridge
Kearney’s previous convictions include assault, animal cruelty, robbery, theft, burglary, criminal damage and public order offences.
# Courts
Court told of 'exceptional turnaround' by man with 70 convictions who punched pregnant woman
The court previously heard he had a “tragic background” but was now anxious to rehabilitate himself.
# Courts
Mother-of-five who left purse at crime scene sentenced to three years for taxi robbery
Amanda Daly was jailed for her being an accomplice to the robbery of a taxi driver in 2015.
# Courts
Drug addict went “off the wall” robbing shops two weeks after release from prison
Laurence Bryan was drug-free on his release from prison but relapsed following a family argument.
# Courts
Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner
The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.
# Courts
Woman who threatened gardaí with blood-filled syringes in Dublin city centre avoids jail time
The woman was suffering from drug-induced hallucinations and told gardaí she was pregnant with the devil’s baby.
# Jailed
Man who distracted tourists as accomplices robbed them jailed for three years
Brian Clarke (31) was identified by photographs taken as he posed with the US visitors.
# Courts
Man to be sentenced for sexually abusing his eight-year-old nephew
A “deeply inappropriate” sexual relationship between the accused and an adult in the house had begun when he was 15 years old.
# death Threat
Disqualified driver pursued by 10 garda cars on M50 jailed for five years
Prior to the chase, gardaí told Andrew Allen his life was in danger.
# Courts
Leitrim man jailed for abusing boy from the age of nine
The abuse lasted for eight years.
# Courts
Man who hijacked nurse's car and "drove it like a mad man" while on drugs jailed for six years
In sentencing 25-year-old Christopher Coakley Judge Patricia Ryan noted he had been suffering a “drug-induced psychosis” at the time of the incident.
# drug debt
Dublin man who fraudulently obtained mortgage on his parents' house avoids jail
David McGuinness (27) of Ballyfermot obtained the loan to repay his older brother’s drug debt.
# Courts
Man sentenced for sex with teen "took advantage of the girl in quite a squalid manner"
The man, from Mayo, was 19 at the time while the girl was 16. A two-year sentence was imposed on the man today.
# vicious attack
Teen jailed after man punched, stabbed and pushed in Dublin canal while walking home
The man was returning from a night out when he was punched in the face, stabbed 21 times and pushed in a canal.
# Camera
Man posed for photos while tourists had belongings stolen by accomplices
Brian Clarke (31) was later identified by gardaí from the photographs on the camera.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Unaccompanied learner driver sentenced to nine months for hitting and killing teenager while speeding
Gareth Jones hit 16-year-old Paul McCormack while driving a Toyota Avensis unaccompanied in Finglas, Dublin, in June 2015.
# Courts
Man who suffered "unfathomable tragedy" avoids jail following cocaine sting
Noel Fitzgerald was detained by gardaí with €30,000 worth of cocaine cutting agent benzocaine in his possession.
# Courts
Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week
Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three of the boy’s friends as they crossed the road but hit Paul McCormack (16).
# Dublin
Ambulance called as man in 'distress' after being sentenced for transporting €400k of heroin
The man’s one-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the offence.
# Courts
Father who stole €13,000 from employer to feed gambling addiction avoids jail
26-year-old Dublin man Jason Whelan stole the money from his employer between May and July 2013.
# Rape Trial
Ex-girlfriend of man who says he was sleepwalking when friend was raped testifies about "erratic" sleeping habits
She claimed she had asked the man to visit a doctor.
# Anglo Irish Bank
Problems with choosing impartial jury continue in the trial of Sean FitzPatrick
Sean FitzPatrick is facing charges of misleading the bank’s auditors about millions of euro in loans.
# Courts
Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party
The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.
# Luas
Two year suspended sentence for woman who robbed and attacked woman on the Luas
The 42-year-old woman spat at the victim before stealing her bag with her partner.
# Ecuador
Man who attempted to smuggle drugs to pay for daughter's operation jailed
The Ecuadorian man’s two daughter and former partner have since gone missing after an earthquake.
# Not Lovin' It
Man avoids jail after robbing shop armed with plastic McDonald's knife
Emmet McAuley was subsequently apprehended by the shop owner who pursued him on foot.
# Tony Walsh
'Singing priest' convicted of sexually abusing a boy after claiming he didn't know him
The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, when the boy was aged between 10 and 13 years.
# Court
Cavan man who raped his 16-year-old niece jailed for six and a half years
The woman said her uncle had “degraded and crushed” her instead of protecting her.
# Tallaght
Man jailed for three years over brawl involving snooker cues, bottles and metal poles
The man was seen picking up a metal security barrier and using it to strike a man on the ground.
# Courts
American surgeon who has dementia brought drugs to Ireland after 'falling for an internet scam'
Judge Greally indicated that she would impose a five year sentence which she would fully suspend on condition he leave the country.
# Courts
TD Paul Murphy says he's entitled to legal aid because he can't afford court costs
TD Paul Murphy has been granted legal aid to defend his case on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.
Sentencing of inmate who assaulted three prison officers suspended over Section 99 problems
The case will not be heard until a recent High Court decision on activation of suspended sentences has been clarified.
# hotel raid
Man who staged armed robbery with Love/Hate actor jailed for four years
Stephen Clinch, who played “Noely” in the series, was jailed last month.
# Laois
Man who raped pregnant woman jailed for seven and a half years
The woman was anally raped by him after a night out and said that she was devastated by the attack.