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Friday 30 July, 2021

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
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# Courts

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park

Jul 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 45,245 Views 35 Comments

Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.

Monday 14 December, 2020

Woman who stole elderly friend's bank card while visiting her in hospital jailed for four months
# Lynda Goldsmith
# Lynda Goldsmith

Woman who stole elderly friend's bank card while visiting her in hospital jailed for four months

Dec 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 31,808 Views 24 Comments

The woman stole more than €2,700 from the victim over three months.

Friday 22 November, 2019

Men sentenced for role in mugging woman (73) who had won €23,000 at casino
# Dublin
# Dublin

Men sentenced for role in mugging woman (73) who had won €23,000 at casino

Nov 22nd 2019, 6:20 AM 23,125 Views 19 Comments

The getaway driver was sentenced to five years in prison with half of this suspended.

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Man who went on the run during trial for sexual abuse begins jail term
# Courts
# Courts

Man who went on the run during trial for sexual abuse begins jail term

Nov 12th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,505 Views 0 Comments

The girl was aged between five and eight years old at the time, while he was aged between 14 and 18 years old.

Thursday 9 May, 2019

Man who touched his penis off fellow bus passenger while 'trying to urinate' gets suspended sentence
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# Courts

Man who touched his penis off fellow bus passenger while 'trying to urinate' gets suspended sentence

May 9th 2019, 3:59 PM 55,025 Views 45 Comments

The judge noted the offence appeared not to be for sexual gratification but occurred when the man was in need of “relieving himself.”

Sunday 15 July, 2018

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody
# Courts
# Courts

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody

Jul 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,672 Views 0 Comments

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.

Monday 18 June, 2018

Man (78) who regularly raped his daughter sentenced to four years in prison
# Jailed
# Jailed

Man (78) who regularly raped his daughter sentenced to four years in prison

Jun 18th 2018, 5:25 PM 33,815 Views 0 Comments

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.

Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Burglar sat down to have scrambled eggs with victim after stealing from mosque
# Hearty Meal
# Hearty Meal

Burglar sat down to have scrambled eggs with victim after stealing from mosque

Jul 5th 2017, 7:37 PM 15,371 Views 0 Comments

The accused lunged at the caretaker of the mosque with a knife, before sitting down and telling him his life story.

Friday 30 June, 2017

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service

Jun 30th 2017, 8:11 PM 29,711 Views 50 Comments

Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.

Thursday 11 May, 2017

'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

'An evil person': Longford man who sexually abused four nieces jailed for 13 years

May 11th 2017, 3:39 PM 13,628 Views 0 Comments

The first victim was abused around the time of her first holy communion.

Thursday 26 January, 2017

Three years in jail for man who destroyed homeless accommodation in arson attack
# Jailed
# Jailed

Three years in jail for man who destroyed homeless accommodation in arson attack

Jan 26th 2017, 6:17 PM 12,373 Views 9 Comments

Gary Fitzgerald and his cousin Graham Fitzgerald both pleaded guilty to arson.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail
# Michael D Higgins
# Michael D Higgins

Woman who repeatedly threatened to bomb the President avoids jail

Nov 17th 2016, 5:22 PM 15,232 Views 42 Comments

The woman made repeated threats to bomb the president over a number of phone calls in April and October 2014.

Thursday 10 November, 2016

Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison
# Imprisoned
# Imprisoned

Convicted child rapist Patrick O'Brien has been sentenced to 13 years in prison

Nov 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 20,901 Views 0 Comments

The former lay worker at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin had pleaded guilty to a number of charges.

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Woman who fraudulently claimed €100,000 in sister's benefits caught out by her ringing phone
# Terenure
# Terenure

Woman who fraudulently claimed €100,000 in sister's benefits caught out by her ringing phone

Jun 7th 2016, 8:00 PM 64,838 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the Dublin pensioner had been collecting the social welfare for 20 years.

Saturday 16 January, 2016

Man faces 12 years in jail for cutting victim's cornea with a broken glass bottle
# Courts
# Courts

Man faces 12 years in jail for cutting victim's cornea with a broken glass bottle

Jan 16th 2016, 7:30 AM 17,840 Views 32 Comments

Sean Kenny pleaded guilty in court and will be sentenced in March.

Thursday 10 December, 2015

Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”
# Courts
# Courts

Boy who did €10,000 worth of damage to care home "is not fit to be let loose in society”

Dec 10th 2015, 5:26 PM 22,939 Views 32 Comments

He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Wednesday 11 November, 2015

'Very good man' who stole almost €1.7 million from Credit Union jailed
# Courts
# Courts

'Very good man' who stole almost €1.7 million from Credit Union jailed

Nov 11th 2015, 6:08 PM 27,024 Views 34 Comments

The total net loss amounted to €453,300 as he was repaying debts he already had with the banks.

Friday 23 October, 2015

Electric Picnic ticket scammer arrested while trying to withdraw €1,800 from bank account
# Courts
# Courts

Electric Picnic ticket scammer arrested while trying to withdraw €1,800 from bank account

Oct 23rd 2015, 7:00 PM 22,600 Views 7 Comments

He will be sentenced in January.

Tuesday 6 October, 2015

78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece
# Carlow
# Carlow

78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece

Oct 6th 2015, 6:15 AM 22,282 Views 0 Comments

The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.

Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Teenager jailed after gardaí catch him by using the 'Find my iPhone' app
# Stung
# Stung

Teenager jailed after gardaí catch him by using the 'Find my iPhone' app

Jul 22nd 2015, 6:55 PM 38,667 Views 74 Comments

Witnesses say he was ‘dancing’ on the victim’s head as another man shouted ‘kill him, kill him’.

Brother of hit-and-run victim prays his killer will 'find his way in life' after 187 convictions
# Courts
# Courts

Brother of hit-and-run victim prays his killer will 'find his way in life' after 187 convictions

Jul 22nd 2015, 5:53 PM 25,131 Views 46 Comments

Eamon Cronin has been remembered today in court as a loving husband and good Samaritan.

Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Romanian national falsely claimed social welfare 463 times
# Jailed
# Jailed

Romanian national falsely claimed social welfare 463 times

Jul 15th 2015, 5:09 PM 26,630 Views 54 Comments

The 32-year-old stole at least €85,000 from the State, and has been jailed for three years.

Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

Jul 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 24,309 Views 49 Comments

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Man jailed for pointing replica gun at garda's head to "terrify" him
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for pointing replica gun at garda's head to "terrify" him

Jul 1st 2015, 4:01 PM 17,338 Views 31 Comments

The man threatened to shoot the officer.

Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty
# Child Sexual Abuse
# Child Sexual Abuse

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

Jun 30th 2015, 6:01 AM 20,595 Views 0 Comments

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge "a dirt bird"
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin man has jail time increased after calling judge "a dirt bird"

Jun 16th 2015, 6:23 PM 37,591 Views 53 Comments

The man, who has a chronic mental illness, was jailed for harassing a couple.

Saturday 6 June, 2015

Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls
# Court
# Court

Man (51) charged with 50 sexual offences against two young girls

Jun 6th 2015, 7:00 AM 11,774 Views 0 Comments

He will go on trial on 13 July.

Thursday 14 May, 2015

Dad-to-be jailed after taking 2-year-old boy on high-speed garda chase
# Courts
# Courts

Dad-to-be jailed after taking 2-year-old boy on high-speed garda chase

May 14th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,750 Views 33 Comments

The convicted man didn’t realise the toddler was in the back seat of the vehicle.