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Yesterday’s News


Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Childminder told gardaí baby was not violently shaken or assaulted

A doctor said the child had unusual bruising to her head, face and buttocks.

Monday 24 April, 2017

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.

Friday 31 March, 2017

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.

Father who bit two-year-old son's cheek gets suspended sentence

The boy, who’s been diagnosed with autism, is receiving therapeutic services.


Monday 20 March, 2017

Aer Lingus fined €250,000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport

The airline was fined €250,000 for breaching health and safety laws.

Friday 10 March, 2017

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”.

Thursday 2 March, 2017

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.

Saturday 11 February, 2017

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.

Friday 10 February, 2017

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.

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.

Monday 30 January, 2017

Man jailed for breaking into home in middle of night and raping former sexual partner

The accused man has been jailed for 10 years.

Saturday 28 January, 2017

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.

Wednesday 25 January, 2017

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.

Tuesday 24 January, 2017

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.

Thursday 12 January, 2017

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.

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Leitrim man jailed for abusing boy from the age of nine

The abuse lasted for eight years.

Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

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.

Tuesday 29 November, 2016

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.

Friday 18 November, 2016

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.

Friday 28 October, 2016

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.

Friday 21 October, 2016

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.

Thursday 20 October, 2016

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.

Thursday 13 October, 2016

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).

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.

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

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.

Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Monday 26 September, 2016

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.

Saturday 16 July, 2016

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.

Friday 8 July, 2016

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.

Friday 1 July, 2016

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.

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

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.

Tuesday 14 June, 2016

'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.

Monday 13 June, 2016

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.

Friday 3 June, 2016

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.

Friday 29 April, 2016

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.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

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.

Thursday 21 April, 2016

Sentencing of inmate who assaulted three prison officers suspended over Section 99 problems

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.

Monday 4 April, 2016

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.

Monday 29 February, 2016

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.

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