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Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Pair sentenced over rape and sexual assault of woman in Galway to remain in jail
Two men have failed in their conviction appeals.
Man who took 'upskirt' pictures on Luas and found with child abuse video appeals sentence
Roughly 278,500 images of women and girls’ legs and buttocks were found during a search of the perpetrator’s home and devices.
Brothers jailed for combined 12 years for 'savage' fatal attack on 55-year-old man
The pair attacked Mick Mulvey on the Navan Road in Dublin in November 2019.
Last month
November 2023
Man who believed wife cheated on him with his brother-in-law found guilty of his manslaughter
A jury found Andy Cash not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of John Cash on 3 May 2022.
Cameron Blair murderer says immaturity and background weren't properly taken into account
The murderer’s solicitor said that the judge who convicted him took his age more so into account than his immaturity.
This year
Mentally ill prisoner who strangled cellmate jailed for ten years
Michael Connolly (55) scalded Mark Lawlor with hot water before strangling him.
Dublin woman extradited from South Africa to stand trial for double murder of two friends
Ruth Lawrence is accused of the murder of two friends who were found in plastic sheeting on Inchicup Island in 2014.
Boxing coach Pete Taylor 'ran towards the gunman' at Bray Boxing Club, he tells murder trial
Gerard Cervi has pleaded not guilty to murdering Robert ‘Bobby’ Messett.
Former Stardust manager tells inquest he regrets ‘converting that factory into a nightclub'
Eamon Butterly, in his fifth day as a witness at the inquests into the deaths of those who died in the fire, also denied that he had told ‘lies’ over ‘contradictory’ statements.
Kerry pimp who raped and intimidated sex worker fails in bid to overturn his conviction
Emmet O’Connor (30) was jailed for 11 years for twice raping a sex worker and sending her graphic messages to prevent her from giving evidence.
Rape conviction quashed in case where jury members believed they were being photographed
The accused was alleged to have raped his then partner’s teenage sister after she came to see his new-born baby.
Man who assaulted girl is jailed after appeal of his fully suspended sentence
The man (33) cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the victim.
John Gilligan's son Darren volunteers to authorities in Spain to face drug trafficking charge
The 47-year-old is wanted for three alleged offences in the region of Murcia in southern Spain.
Man who coerced 12-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him loses appeal against sentence
Ms Justice Kennedy said that a headline sentence of seven years was within the margins of judge’s discretion.
Man who sexually assaulted his estranged wife has sentence increased
Justice George Birmingham said the court would quash the existing sentence which was due to expire tomorrow and re-sentence the defendant.
Cases over posting photos of Ana Kriegél's murderers shouldn't be sent to lower court, State argues
The state has appealed a High Court ruling that quashed a District Court judge’s refusal to hear the cases.
Germany seeks extradition of Irish man over 'stupid' incident at Berlin takeaway 30 years ago
Lawyers for the man have argued the amount of time that has passed would result in a breach of his human rights if he is surrendered.
Man has conviction for sexually assaulting six-year-old quashed due to child's lack of memory
A judge ruled that the child’s lack of memory of the alleged incident prevented the defence from effectively cross-examining the child.
Kinahan Cartel manager Douglas 'Oscar' Glynn jailed for managing 'industrial scale' drugs warehouse
Glynn is already serving a 6.5-year jail sentence for his involvement in a foiled Kinahan Cartel plot to murder James ‘Mago’ Gately.
Man (60s) pleads guilty to murdering wife in 2020 samurai sword attack at their Dublin home
William Eagers pleaded guilty to the murder of mother-of-two Jean Eagers in their home on 21 June 2020.
Teenager shot multiple times on street cannot recall events before or after shooting
Two men have pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of the teen.
Two men on trial for attempted murder of teenager in alleged 'premeditated hit'
The male teenager was shot in the neck, cheek and leg after he got into a taxi and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Landmark human trafficking case sees jail sentences increased for forced prostitution
The Court of Appeal quashed the original sentence and re-sentenced both women to increased jail terms.
International gang member from Co Meath asks court to return his 'high-end' Mercedes
Thomas Rooney (53) is also appealing the length of his six-year sentence for money laundering.
Child rapist who led 'double life' has sentence increased by two years
The DPP held the view that the sentencing judge erred when handing down the earlier sentence for 72 counts of rape and sexual assault.
Special Criminal Court hears of 'terrifying' events surrounding Lordship Credit Union robbery
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead during the robbery in Louth 10 years ago.
Two Dublin men sentenced to life for the murder of father-of-two Vincent Parsons
The 34 year old was murdered by two Dublin men in 2019.
Last year
Man accused of brother's murder in Tralee cemetery fails to overturn bail refusal
Patrick Dooley of Arbutus Grove, Killarney, Co Kerry, is charged that with the murder of Thomas Dooley.
Jonathan Dowdall launches appeal over length of sentence for role in murder of David Byrne
Dowdall pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to making a room available to the Hutch gang at the Regency Hotel.
Two men found guilty of Barry Wolverson murder in 2020
He was shot several times in Swords in early 2020.
Prosecution lawyers: Evidence against Graham Dwyer is 'overwhelming' to preserve conviction
Dwyer repeatedly interrupted Sean Guerin SC, who is representing the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Wife of Kinahan Cartel lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' to be jailed for money laundering
Deirdre Brady was given a three-year wholly suspended sentence after pleading guilty to two offences at the Special Criminal Court last July.
CAB receiver to take control of west Dublin mansion 'effectively owned' by Daniel Kinahan
A lawyer for CAB applied on behalf of the State to have the property sold on the ‘open market’
Estonian hitman Imre Arakas to be extradited to Lithuania for allegedly supplying guns to gang
Imre Arakas was jailed for six years in December 2018 for conspiring to murder James ‘Mago’ Gately.
Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of two gardaí during shootout in west Dublin
The two detectives received non-fatal limb injuries to the feet and one to the hand.
Consultant psychiatrist tells trial that man who killed mother was insane at time of her death
Patrick Dunne admits killing his mother Susan Dunne in 2013 but denies her murder.
Mother to face retrial over alleged sexual assault after her acquittal is overturned
The case was before the Court of Appeal today.
Man who raped and sexually assaulted daughter has 10.5-year sentence increased to 17 years
The judge described his abuse of his daughter when reading the judgement as “nothing short of horrific”.
Man allegedly supplied guns to gang involved in murder of Lithuanian pop star's lover, court hears
Lawyers for Estonian native Arakas say they are opposing his extradition to Lithuania.
Clare man on trial for murder of mother-of-two Sharon Bennett changes plea to guilty
Patrick Ballard had initially pleaded not guilty to murdering his former partner in the Market area of Ennis on 28 January 2021.