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# Courts
Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed
Liam Vickers (24) was previously given a two-year suspended sentence in January 2021 after pleading guilty to assault.
# Courts
Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.
# lynda goldsmith
Woman who stole elderly friend's bank card while visiting her in hospital jailed for four months
The woman stole more than €2,700 from the victim over three months.
# Dublin
Men sentenced for role in mugging woman (73) who had won €23,000 at casino
The getaway driver was sentenced to five years in prison with half of this suspended.
# Courts
Man who went on the run during trial for sexual abuse begins jail term
The girl was aged between five and eight years old at the time, while he was aged between 14 and 18 years old.
# Courts
Man who touched his penis off fellow bus passenger while 'trying to urinate' gets suspended sentence
The judge noted the offence appeared not to be for sexual gratification but occurred when the man was in need of “relieving himself.”
# Courts
Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody
At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.
# Jailed
Man (78) who regularly raped his daughter sentenced to four years in prison
Justice Patrick McCarthy said the three core factors were the effect the offences had on the victim, the age of the accused and the state of his health.
# hearty meal
Burglar sat down to have scrambled eggs with victim after stealing from mosque
The accused lunged at the caretaker of the mosque with a knife, before sitting down and telling him his life story.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service
Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.
# Sentenced
'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years
The first victim was abused around the time of her first holy communion.
# Jailed
Three years in jail for man who destroyed homeless accommodation in arson attack
Gary Fitzgerald and his cousin Graham Fitzgerald both pleaded guilty to arson.
# Michael D Higgins
Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail
The woman made repeated threats to bomb the president over a number of phone calls in April and October 2014.
# imprisoned
Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison
The former lay worker at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin had pleaded guilty to a number of charges.
# Terenure
Woman who fraudulently claimed €100,000 in sister's benefits caught out by her ringing phone
The court heard that the Dublin pensioner had been collecting the social welfare for 20 years.
# Courts
Man faces 12 years in jail for cutting victim's cornea with a broken glass bottle
Sean Kenny pleaded guilty in court and will be sentenced in March.
# Courts
Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”
He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
# Courts
'Very good man' who stole almost €1.7 million from Credit Union jailed
The total net loss amounted to €453,300 as he was repaying debts he already had with the banks.
# Courts
Electric Picnic ticket scammer arrested while trying to withdraw €1,800 from bank account
He will be sentenced in January.
# Carlow
78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece
The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.
# Stung
Teenager jailed after gardaí catch him by using the 'Find my iPhone' app
Witnesses say he was ‘dancing’ on the victim’s head as another man shouted ‘kill him, kill him’.
# Courts
Brother of hit-and-run victim prays his killer will 'find his way in life' after 187 convictions
Eamon Cronin has been remembered today in court as a loving husband and good Samaritan.
# Jailed
Romanian national falsely claimed social welfare 463 times
The 32-year-old stole at least €85,000 from the State, and has been jailed for three years.
# Courts
Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.
# Courts
Man jailed for pointing replica gun at garda's head to "terrify" him
The man threatened to shoot the officer.
# child sexual abuse
Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty
He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago
# Courts
Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge "a dirt bird"
The man, who has a chronic mental illness, was jailed for harassing a couple.
# Court
Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls
He will go on trial on 13 July.
# Courts
Dad-to-be jailed after taking 2-year-old boy on high-speed garda chase
The convicted man didn’t realise the toddler was in the back seat of the vehicle.