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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# community service

This year
Man falsely claimed he was injured in a collision between a bus and a car
The man claimed he had suffered soft tissue injuries including to his shoulders during the collision but had been standing on a nearby footpath when it happened.
All time
Man who threatened to have 'bullet put in garda's head' may get community service
When Leon Travers (24) was arrested by gardaí for an alleged public order offence in October 2018, he engaged in “aggressive” and threatening behaviour.
Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year
The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.
Teen who left cyclist with hairline fracture after Dublin hit-and-run avoids jail
Melvin Rattigan knocked a woman off her bike in Dublin city centre in 2015.
Brothers who pocketed €8,000 in cash from bartending at Dublin charity concert given community service
Brothers John and Conal McGinley had pleaded guilty to one count of theft at the July 2016 gig in Dublin’s Marlay Park.
Republican who bodyslammed reporter sentenced to 20 hours of anger management
Montana congressman Greg Gianforte was handed 40 hours of community service today.
Man who 'ferociously' beat his ex-girlfriend in front of her kids may get community service
The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital but had to return the next day as the wait was too long.
Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service
Adam McCarthy expressed “genuine remorse” in court over the attack which left Niall McHale unconscious.
Café owner who grew cannabis to ease back pain given 240 hours community service
The man was ordered to carry out the community service within a year in lieu of a two year jail term.
Convicted killer who ate his own faeces sentenced to community service for attack on garda
Mark Bissett’s “bizarre behaviour” happened when he turned violent during a drink and drug fuelled outburst.
Second teen involved in attack of Dublin boy who was stabbed after 'running for his life 'avoids jail
The victim was assaulted a short time after stepping in to help a friend he saw being attacked.
Teenager who took part in "terrifying" assault of Dublin boy who was stabbed avoids jail
The accused had arrived to the scene at a late stage of the assault in a taxi.
Nick Carter given community service over bar brawl
The popstar is alleged to have struck and choked a bartender.
Former nurse who knocked his partner unconscious after row gets community service
She had a black eye, compression marks on her neck and received four stitches to her cheek.
Man who violently killed dog in park full of children avoids jail
Liam Dowling will carry out 200 hours community service in lieu of a two-year sentence.
Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes?
Rather than blocking up the prisons with less serious offenders would community service be a more viable option?
Community service: 'Cheaper than jail and makes society more safe'
Last year, there were 2,354 Community Service Orders made, with a total of just over 352,000 hours in lieu of a custodial sentence.
Law reform will allow fines to be paid in instalments
A new scheme approved by ministers could see unpaid fines deducted from a person’s wages if they remain unpaid.
Community service use increased by 40 per cent in 2011
Minister Alan Shatter said community service reduces expenditure on prison services and requires offenders to make recompense for their crimes.
Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system
Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In this evening’s fix: the latest from the presidential campaign trail and the Sinn Féin/Fine Gael war of words, 700 arrested in New York, and an early Halloween fright…
Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service
New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.
Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws
Alan Shatter says new legislation to reduce the prison population will be passed by the end of July.
The new government's first legislation... the old government's policy
The new government’s first legislation, to go before the Dáil tomorrow, advances policies laid down by the last cabinet.
More criminals to do community service instead of jail time
New justice bill will require judges to consider handing down community service order instead of sentences of 12 months and under.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.