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# convictions - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life - I hope you take it': The convictions of Boy A and B

“Her family must bear their grief. You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life – I hope you take it.”

# convictions - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family

The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

# convictions - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry

Gardáí have had success in their fight against the heroin trade in recent weeks.

# convictions - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman

Officers have made him a person of interest in the case.

# convictions - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.

# convictions - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes

32-year-old Michael Cummins had been suffering a ‘paranoiac’ attack due to taking a cocktail of drugs, the court heard.

# convictions - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From The42 Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse Convictions

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

The 64-year-old has been found guilty of a further seven sex offences today.

# convictions - Monday 17 July, 2017

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?

The National Drugs Strategy, which will be published later today, looks at decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs.

# convictions - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck

Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.

# convictions - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car

He had 57 previous convictions,

# convictions - Monday 2 January, 2017

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.

# convictions - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here

The man had previously been jailed here for the possession and sale of drugs.

# convictions - Monday 4 July, 2016

More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016

French authorities have mobilised about 90,000 security forces and private guards for Euro 2016.

# convictions - Friday 29 April, 2016

From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past

A new law means that now around 85% of all convictions will be spent after seven years.

# convictions - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving

That’s double what had been reported.

# convictions - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world

They were kept in jail for three decades and recently received a payout of $750k each.

# convictions - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills

He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.

# convictions - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

We’ll give you three guesses…

# convictions - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# convictions - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally

Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.

# convictions - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

# convictions - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases

A man and a woman were found supplying unauthorised prescription medicines for the condition.

# convictions - Friday 30 August, 2013

New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year

The Department of Justice published the figures, which show the rate of convictions and non-convictions.

# convictions - Thursday 11 April, 2013

88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012

A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.

# convictions - Friday 5 October, 2012

Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers

Fianna Fáil proposed legislation will call for a crackdown on those convicted of assaulting or threatening an emergency worker in the line of duty.

# convictions - Monday 4 June, 2012

Four men who planned shooting spree at Danish newspaper imprisoned

The men were arrested nearly two years ago after they planned to carry out a shooting spree at the offices of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

# convictions - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case UK

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case

The men, all of South Asian descent, were found to have lured girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. Far-right parties protested outside the court

# convictions - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year DPP

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year

However, about 3,312 suspects were not prosecuted by the DPP because of a lack of sufficient evidence in Garda files.

# convictions - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer

A defence lawyer warns that defendants are less equipped than prosecutors when it comes to engaging forensic experts to testify – increasing the danger of unsafe convictions.