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#community service

# community-service - Monday 17 June, 2019

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.

# community-service - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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.

# community-service - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

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.

# community-service - Monday 12 June, 2017

Republican who bodyslammed reporter sentenced to 20 hours of anger management

Montana congressman Greg Gianforte was handed 40 hours of community service today.

# community-service - Monday 6 March, 2017

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.

# community-service - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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.

# community-service - Thursday 19 January, 2017

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.

# community-service - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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.

# community-service - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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.

# community-service - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Nick Carter given community service over bar brawl

The popstar is alleged to have struck and choked a bartender.

# community-service - Thursday 17 March, 2016

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.

# community-service - Saturday 17 October, 2015

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.

# community-service - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes? Crime And Punishment This post contains a poll

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?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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.

# community-service - Monday 22 October, 2012

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 - Thursday 16 August, 2012

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.

# community-service - Thursday 15 March, 2012

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.

# community-service - Sunday 2 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

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.

# community-service - Friday 6 May, 2011

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.

# community-service - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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.

# community-service - Monday 21 March, 2011

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.