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Last month
May 2023
# Courts
Man who put 86-year-old woman in wheelie bin during attack is jailed for two-and-a-half years
The court heard that Alex Bailey (30) was experiencing induced psychosis due to his level of intoxication during the incident.
# Courts
Five family members on trial accused of various sexual offences and assaults against relatives
The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, continues before Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring.
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# Roscommon
Security guard of Roscommon repossessed home says he was cut with a blade during alleged attack
The court heard a group of approximately 30 armed men arrived at a repossessed Roscommon property and attacked four of the security guards.
# Clondalkin
Retired priest (93) who lost control of his car outside a church, leaving one dead, avoids jail
The retired priest told gardaí that the car moved quickly forward and he didn’t know what caused it to move so fast.
# Sentenced
Alleged terrorist found with child abuse images and firearm components jailed for ten years
Mark Wolf (37), a UK national, had already had bench warrants issued for his arrest in the UK after he absconded to Ireland.
# Courts
Woman and partner to be sentenced over rape and abuse of her children aged 3 and 5
Mr Justice David Keane remanded the two accused in continuing custody and adjourned sentencing to 13 March 2023.
# Courts
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
The judge said that the case could not proceed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ but will begin before a new jury later in the month.
# Court
Man armed with knife burgled home of woman he met through Tinder
The man put a knife to the woman’s neck and stole her phone, money, cards and passport.
# Courts
Man jailed for 'merciless' attack on a man in Phoenix Park
Footage showed the attackers laughing and the victim could be seen bleeding heavily from his head.
# anne butterly
Credit union manager who stole over €875k to help her husband's business jailed for two years
Judge Martin Nolan described it as “a lamentable case”.
Last year
Man who 'bulldozed' woman in Dundrum Town Centre car park gets suspended sentence
He was also banned from driving for four years.
# Courts
Man who mugged woman (73) who had just won €23k in city centre casino jailed for three years
Iancu Nicola (31) mugged the victim as she was collecting post from the postbox outside her home.
# Court
Man sentenced to six years for assaulting and threatening to kill his pregnant partner
The court heard that the man committed numerous offences while on bail and in breach of a protection order
# Dublin
Woman 'definitely did not consent' to any sexual activity at centre of trial, court hears
The woman’s husband is on trial accused of assaulting her over a period of nine years.
# Court
Man on trial accused of sexually assaulting his wife over period of nine years
The judge said it was a difficult and sensitive case, where the woman in question was unconscious when allegedly assaulted.
# Paul Moody
Garda jailed for three years three months for the domestic abuse of his terminally-ill partner
Paul Moody of St Rapheals Manor, Celbridge, Kildare, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to a charge of coercive control.
# Courts
Man who mugged elderly woman after she won €23,000 in a Dublin casino remanded in custody
Iancu Nicola (30) mugged the victim as she was collecting post from the postbox outside her home.
# Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
Fine Gael TD filled with a 'cold sense of dread' after receiving pornographic material
43-year-old Gerard Culhane pleaded guilty to sending Jennifer Carroll MacNeill videos of a man masturbating.
# Alan Downey
Man jailed for attacking elderly neighbour during burglary while on bail
Alan Downey has 40 previous convictions, including convictions for assault causing harm, theft and possession of knives.
# Dublin
Man who threatened to pour acid over ex-girlfriend's face avoids jail term
The man pleaded guilty to threatening kill the woman in July 2020.
# Courts
Man jailed for striking his partner in the face with a bottle and saucepan
Ainars Grants of Queen Street, Dublin 2, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman on 13 August 2020.
# Trial
Woman jailed for burglary attacks on elderly neighbours
Michelle O’Leary (34) has been sentenced for six years in prison.
# Courts
Man who was part of scam that defrauded potential tenants ordered to carry out community work
The man had pled guilty to six charges of theft and two charges of deception.
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# Jailed
Man jailed for two years for sexually assaulting his daughter's best friend
He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of sexual assault and a charge of sending an explicit message to a child.
# Court
Payroll administrator to be sentenced for stealing over €870k from Virgin Media Television
Kellie Walton pleaded guilty to charges of theft between 2009 and 2019.
# Courts
Man who had sex with underage girl after giving her cocaine jailed for a year and ten months
The man was convicted of defilement by a Central Criminal Court jury following a trial last May.
# Courts
Man jailed for shooting Emergency Response Unit garda during raid
Judge Nolan sentenced Charles Moore to nine years in prison for the offence of endangerment.
# Courts
Man to be sentenced over beating and raping 12-year-old step-daughter
The judge adjourned sentencing until 22 October, next.
# Trial
Man allegedly raped 15-year-old girl he met wandering alone at night, court hears
The man denies the charge.
# Jailed
Man jailed for rape of friend as she slept with her child
The woman described how she used to be vivacious and happy but she is now suspicious and guilt-ridden.
# Ardee
Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself
Oliver Kane pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to attempted rape of a now 21-year-old.
# Dublin
Taxi driver given suspended sentence for sexual assault after kissing a passenger without consent
The judge said the man’s behaviour was “totally and utterly unacceptable and it amounted to sexual assault”.
# Courts
Man to be sentenced over incident in which woman drove vehicle while Garda was holding on
Trevor Robinson was in the car with Christina Joyce when she accelerated away as a Garda was attempting to seize her vehicle.
# Jailed
Jail terms for two brothers who harassed a family to point they felt home was 'under siege'
Karl (27) and Cian (30) Hughes pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
# Court
Man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home put on trial
The Central Criminal Court has heard evidence through video link from a 36-year-old woman.
# Courts
Woman avoids jail term for 'vicious and unprovoked' assault at Westlife concert
Jackie Walsh (26) split the victim’s ear lobe during the attack.
# Crime
Man jailed after assault that led victim to drop out of college
The victim was punched as he was leaving a fast food restaurant in 2017.
# Courts
Woman who stole elderly friend's bank card while visiting her in hospital to be sentenced
The woman stole over €2,700 from the victim over three months.
# Courts
Father of one who headbutted man while dressed as Superman handed suspended sentence
The victim was left with a broken nose and later required surgery due to a deviated septum.
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Man who knocked out a man's front teeth in Dublin bar given suspended sentence
The accused had raised €4,000 in compensation which the injured party was happy to accept.