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Monday 20 July, 2020

Man sentenced to 12 years for daily rape and sexual abuse of step-daughter

The man told gardaí that he had abused the girl 120 times or more.

Monday 13 July, 2020

Man who abused son of woman he met through dating site avoids jail term

The 45-year-old man had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the child in 2013.

Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Man stabbed 16 times and set on fire after ex-girlfriend falsely said he was garda informant, court hears

In 2015, Ciarán Murphy was found in a dog cage in his home by a passers-by who noticed his cottage was in flames.

Monday 25 May, 2020

Man who stole laptop from ambulance in Dublin is jailed for three years

Alex Harris has 63 previous convictions and was on bail for a previous burglary.

Thursday 30 January, 2020

Boy (15) who had loaded semi-automatic pistol under his bed placed on probation bond

The gun, which had 11 rounds of ammunition in the magazine, was found in a school bag under a set of bunk beds.

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Man who set fire to cars in underground carpark as a teen is jailed

He was 17 at the time of the incident.

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Man who punched girlfriend 'more than five but less than ten times' given suspended sentence

David Swords, from Dublin, pleaded guilty to the assault.

Monday 15 July, 2019

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

The two children were taken into care in 2010.

Thursday 6 June, 2019

Man (36) caught with over 4,000 child pornography images and videos given fully suspended sentence

The father-of-one was also ordered to continue to engage in a sex offenders’ treatment programme

Tuesday 4 June, 2019

12-year-old girl who was raped by cousin wants him identified so people will know 'he is in the wrong'

Instructions from the DPP are that it would not be in the girl’s best interest for her abuser to be named.

Thursday 28 March, 2019

Crack cocaine addict who robbed taxi driver after threatening him with pointed weapon jailed

Gerard Cully pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery of the taxi driver.

Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Man who previously knocked down and killed French tourists jailed for driving at garda

John Cash received a three and a half year sentence.

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years

The victim, now aged 90, said she felt an “immense sense of betrayal”.

Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Dublin man who sold 10 stolen cars on Donedeal 'wanted to give my kids a good Christmas'

Nicholas Keane did not steal the cars but agreed to sell them.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Escaped prisoner who hid in wheelie bin from pursuing gardaí sentenced to five years

Liam Deegan was also accused of driving the wrong way down a motorway at night.

Monday 14 January, 2019

Man sentenced to 12 years for abusing daughter for three years while she was a young teenager

He has been registered as a sex offender.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

Convict from 'respectable family' who beat man with rock in south Dublin park is jailed for five years

Keith Mooney has 26 previous convictions including burglary, assault, criminal damage and public order.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Man who touched woman with penis on Dublin Bus claimed he was urinating at the time, court hears

The victim told gardaí that the bus had jerked forward when she noticed Thomas McMahon’s penis on her shoulder.

Monday 19 November, 2018

'You sent me home bleeding, traumatised ... but I'm a survivor': Leona O’Callaghan's powerful victim impact statement

Leona O’Callaghan was groomed and raped by Patrick O’Dea when she was a child.

Monday 5 November, 2018

'The actions of a coward, evil': Man jailed for ten years for repeated rape of daughter

The victim said it had been unbearable to hear her mother giving evidence on her father’s behalf during the trial.

Thursday 25 October, 2018

Driver who threw beer from car and caused €3,000 damage to garda car jailed for three-and-a-half years

The accused had 164 previous convictions, mainly for road traffic offences, at the time of his arrest in 2016.

Monday 22 October, 2018

Limerick man jailed for ten years for rape and 'persistent sexual abuse' of stepdaughter

Michael Moloney pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual abuse on dates between 2009 and 2015.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Man banned from driving after leaving man with life-changing injuries

Paul Kelly didn’t see Daniel Ryan as he was pulling out onto an unlit roadway.

Thursday 26 July, 2018

Rape trial jury discharged after juror says others were 'slagging' him

The judge agreed to excuse him.

Man who launched vicious assault on girlfriend gets suspended sentence

The attack took place in 2003.

Sentencing of man who raped woman he met on Tinder adjourned until November

Patrick Nevin was due to be sentenced today.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Couple used stolen credit card details to buy hotel stay, sex toys and other items

The defendants spent thousands of euro over a seven-day stay in the capital last December.

Monday 16 July, 2018

Judge says victims of tiger kidnapping deserve 'enormous respect' as she jails men for total of 52 years

This was the fifth time the case went to trial.

Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Man jailed for ATM scam where elderly victims were distracted and robbed

One woman would then tap the person on the shoulder and indicate that they had dropped €20.

Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Michael Lowry and refrigeration company fined €25k over submitting incorrect corporation tax returns

The Tipperary TD had faced eight charges relating to corporation tax returns stemming from dates between August 2002 and August 2007.

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Michael Lowry asked his secretary to oversee £250,000 payment, trial hears

One of nine charges has been dropped against the TD.

Monday 11 June, 2018

State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company 'cooked the books'

The State’s case is that the transaction was “done at the behest of Mr Lowry”.

Wednesday 6 June, 2018

GP who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax jailed for 16 months

The doctor had a hidden bank account into which he lodged 1,686 cheques.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Former solicitor Michael Lynn to stand trial in January 2020 over alleged multi-million euro thefts

Lynn is accused of stealing €4.1 million from Irish Nationwide on 4 April 2007.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

Man jailed after having sex with girl (14) he met online

The man was arrested after the girl was found in a Dublin suburb and complained that she had been raped by him.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

77-year-old avoids jail term for sexually assaulting seven-year-old neighbour

The judge suspended an 18-month sentence on strict conditions having noted that he was unlikely to re-offend.

Friday 20 April, 2018

Man who sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four charges of oral rape and four of sexual assault.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists

One of the three victims was a 13-year-old boy, who has since left Ireland as ‘he doesn’t feel safe here’.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Man who threatened to kill ex's parents while swinging axe avoids jail

Gavin O’Reilly has two children with his former partner.

From The42 Former Leeds and Shamrock Rovers player jailed for transporting almost €200k of cannabis Court Report

Former Leeds and Shamrock Rovers player jailed for transporting almost €200k of cannabis

Robert Bayly was described by his barrister as “a child prodigy” who fell into gambling when he moved to Leeds at 14.

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