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Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire
The man was 16 at the time of the offence.
Man (20) jailed and fined for going on holiday instead of giving evidence in trial
Craig O’Donoghue was sentenced to two months in prison for a “flagrant” contempt of court,
Man jailed for life over murder of Limerick pensioner Rose Hanrahan
Alexandru Iordache had pleaded guilty to the murder of the elderly woman, whose family described her as like a fairy godmother.
Baseball bat accused can be presumed to have intended to kill or seriously injure, prosecution argue
Zoltan Almasi has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.
Man (29) who killed mother after stabbing her 19 times to be re-sentenced next year
Celyn Eadon was 19 when he killed his 46-year-old mother in 2011.
Rapist Patrick Nevin has jail term increased by two-and-a-half years
The State had appealed the undue leniency of his sentence.
Rapist Patrick Nevin appeals severity of 14-year sentence, DPP counter appeals
Nevin attacked three women he met through Tinder.
Dublin man has conviction for taking part in gang rape quashed over undisclosed evidence
The Court of Appeal heard the case today and quashed the man’s conviction.
Man who abused young nieces has jail time reduced after appeal
The 48-year-old was convicted in 2018 of 25 counts of sexual assault.
Jail time increased for man who attacked taxi driver with glass bottle
The man had pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Slade Road, Saggart in 2015.
Man who put bomb on bus during Queen Elizabeth's 2011 visit loses appeal against sentence severity
His trial was heard in both Irish and English, as was his appeal today.
Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient
The 11-year sentence was to be reviewed after 5 years but the DPP argued that review was too soon.
Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian
The DPP had appealed the ‘undue leniency’ of Eimear White’s sentence.
Serial sex offender who raped woman he met on Tinder appeals severity of his 14-year sentence
The DPP is also appealing the sentence for being too lenient.
State appeals sentence of teenager who tried to murder woman he met on dating app
The teen was sentenced to 11 years’ detention in November 2019 with a review to commence on 1 January 2023.
Teen who attempted to murder woman he met online was exposed to extreme pornography from young age, court hears
The teenager had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a woman he met online in 2017.
Man admits killing housemate after poker game with knife taken from Cavan meat factory
Tomasz Paszkiewicz pleads not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.
Dublin man found not guilty by reason of insanity of murder of his mother's partner
Adam Nolan is being treated in the Central Mental Hospital.
Woman found guilty of killing her boyfriend but is cleared of his murder
Mother of two Inga Ozolina (48) had pleaded not guilty to murdering Lithuanian native Audrius Pukas in Roscrea in 2016.
Woman found not guilty of murdering flatmate by reason of insanity is committed to Central Mental Hospital
Mercy Peters had told gardaí that voices in her head made her stab the 42-year-old in their Dublin home.
Journalist found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering her flatmate
Mercy Peters had told gardaí that voices in her head made her stab the 42-year-old.
Woman pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to murder of her flatmate in South Dublin
Prosecuting counsel said the jury would have to decide if she was suffering from a mental disorder.
Psychiatric report ordered on teenager who tried to murder woman he met online
He had met his 25-year-old victim on the Whisper social media app, where he had pretended to be 19.
'You left me for dead': Teenage boy pleads guilty to attempted murder of woman he met on social media, court hears
The young woman delivered a highly emotional victim impact statement to the court.
'My baby boy is gone forever': Man jailed for life for murdering fellow drug dealer
Rihards Lavickis (26) had pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.
Murder accused ‘put more effort into’ striking deceased with knife after first attempts didn’t work
The jury in his murder trial was hearing the memos of his interviews being read to the Central Criminal Court today.
Woman found guilty of trying to murder stranger as she walked home from work
Laura Kenna had argued that she was legally insane at the time.
Teen charged with murder of Anastasia Kriegel allowed to spend Christmas with grandparents
Two teenage boys have been charged with the 14-year-old’s murder.
Man (79) to be extradited to US over FBI's claims he produces child pornography
The US-Irish citizen, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had objected to his extradition to New York.
Limerick man cleared of murder but found guilty of the manslaughter of 'annoying' beggar
The jury took less than four hours to reach a unanimous verdict of not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.
40 year-old goes on trial over fatal stabbing of man in relationship with his ex-partner
Keith Connorton has gone on trial charged with the killing of 29-year-old Graham McKeever in 2017.
Murder trial collapses over Prime Time discussion about another case
Five members of the jury had watched last night’s segment on the defence of provocation.
Teenager admits trying to kill woman last Christmas
He was charged with attempting to murder the woman on 23 December 2017.
Two Dubliners to be sentenced to life in prison over murder of man killed on his way to drug deal
Andrew Guerrine was on his way to sell diazepam tablets to an unnamed person on the night he was killed.
'The worst part of it all was being told our son was a torso in a suitcase'
Paul Wells Snr (50) had admitted shooting O’Brien dead and dismembering his body.
Friend convicted of murdering Kenneth O'Brien and dismembering his body with a chainsaw
Paul Wells Snr (50) had admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.
Jury begins deliberating in trial of murder accused who allegedly 'chopped' friend up with chainsaw
Paul Wells Snr (50) has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.
Judge highlights 'disturbing disposal of body' in Kenneth O’Brien murder trial
Justice Paul McDermott said: “In this case, there are disturbing elements in relation to the disposal of the body,” as he began his charge.
'Muzzle of weapon was pressed against head' of man whose dismembered remains were found, court hears
Paul Wells Snr has admitted shooting dead fellow Dubliner Kenneth O’Brien and dismembering his body.
'I was half-expecting him to wake up': Court hears how man dismembered friend's body with chainsaw
The Central Criminal Court heard evidence by Paul Wells Snr in his trial for the murder of Kenneth O’Brien.