Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C


Last month
November 2023
Trial of man charged with sexually assaulting six young men collapses
A juror indicated that he was not in a position to continue to serve.
This year
Psychic medium jailed for swindling €10,000 from man by telling him it was dead father's wish
The defendant said that Paget told him: “Your father said you are to give me €10,000,”
Man who stole a car with children in it and used it in attempted robbery jailed for four years
The man, who was drunk, stole a car with four and six year old children sitting in it before using it as a getaway vehicle in an attempted robbery.
Retired bus driver stole €100,000 from Citybus Employee Credit Union causing it to close
The former chairman of the credit union’s board pleaded guilty to 10 counts of forgery, 41 counts of theft and 31 counts of money laundering.
Last year
Woman given community service for attacking a man that she wrongly believed was a rapist
The victim checked himself out of hospital after the attack and died by suicide a week later
Man jailed for falsely registering himself as father of six babies in citizenship hoax
This allowed the parents “to apply for leave to remain in Ireland” as parents of an Irish child
Man jailed for throwing firework during anti-lockdown protest, which perforated garda's eardrum
The man later told Gardaí that he had no intention of causing trouble that day
Garda awaits sentence for coercive control of his terminally ill former girlfriend
The victim told the court that he stole her cancer medication and she feared he would murder her.
Man who launched an unprovoked attack on a woman late at night jailed for two years
The incident took place a on Stephen’s Lane, Kilmainham on 14 June 2017.
All time
Man who stole €12,000 through a rental scam remanded on bail
Anthony Byrne (40) pleaded guilty to four charges of inducing another to pay him €3,000 by deception and use of a false instrument.
Teenage girl tells jury that she was raped by a man who invited her into his home
The trial continues before Justice Paul McDermott and a jury.
Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening
The judge told the jury there was no restriction on time.
Munster child abuse trial: Charges against 32-year-old woman withdrawn
The judge said that there had been a number of developments in absence of the jury.
Woman swallowed 112 capsules of cocaine before boarding flight to Dublin
She had been promised the equivalent of just under €1,150 to transport the drugs to Ireland, the court heard.
Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork
The woman was giving evidence in the trial of three men and three women.
Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home
Sam Maughan (26) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing serious harm to Mark Burke (43) on 1 August 2018.
Louth man to be sentenced over attempted rape after he reported incident to gardaí
The woman he attacked told the court how her mental health was affected by the incident.
Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'
The 17-year-old pleaded guilty.
Man who told gardaí he didn't know rape could take place in a marriage is convicted of sexual assault
The 54-year-old man had pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one of attempted rape.
Woman left 'black and blue' fighting her way free during abduction attempt
Martin Gallagher told gardaí in an interview that the attack was “a joke that went wrong”.
Man who raped his daughter for 16 years and fathered her child is jailed for 16 years
The now 34-year-old woman said every day with her father felt like “a fight to survive”.
Woman given suspended sentence for sexually abusing girl in Dublin orphanage 50 years ago
The case was heard at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.
Former rugby coach pleads guilty to indecently assaulting 23 boys in 70s and 80s
McClean was due to stand trial today but instead entered pleas of guilty before the court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man who set fire to cars in underground carpark as a teen is jailed
He was 17 at the time of the incident.
Man who punched girlfriend 'more than five but less than ten times' given suspended sentence
David Swords, from Dublin, pleaded guilty to the assault.
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.
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
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.
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.
Man who previously knocked down and killed French tourists jailed for driving at garda
John Cash received a three and a half year sentence.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.