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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Criminal

Last year
South Africa parliament fire restarts after initially being brought under control
President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters yesterday that a man had been held and that the building’s sprinkler systems had apparently failed.
All time
Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation
The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators.
Jail time increased for man who attacked taxi driver with glass bottle
The man had pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Slade Road, Saggart in 2015.
Barrister appointed to investigate Dublin City Council 'protection money' allegations
Allegations emerged last month that a known criminal extorted money from building firms to pay for protection from anti-social behaviour.
Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.
Taxi driver not allowed female passengers in front seat while on bail for sexual assault
The case was adjourned to allow for the preparation of a psychological report.
Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story
The author of Black Mass and Bulger’s biography Dick Lehr speaks to us about the criminal’s life.
Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody
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.
Police believe same organised gang involved in over 15 burglaries across Northern Ireland
The PSNI said that the incidents had a similar modus operandi and that detectives believe the same gang may be involved.
The legendary 'We Want Plates' Twitter account has compiled the 10 worst ways restaurants served food in 2017
Make it stop.
Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years
The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft
Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years
€53 million was spent on providing free legal aid to people facing criminal charges last year alone.
'Spiderman' burglar goes on trial in Paris for €100 million art heist
Vjeran Tomic was known for daring, acrobatic heists.
Fifty-one people arrested after 19 searches in Kilkenny
Heroin and cannabis herb were seized along with diesel, power tools and gas cylinders.
Eddie Hutch Jr in a "fragile psychological state", court hears
He appeared at Dublin District Court to face charges for motoring and theft offences.
There has been a jump in divorce cases, with more women than men applying
Meanwhile, the District Court dealt with 12,000 drugs offences and 30,000 public order offences in 2015.
Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang
The man was arrested in Drogheda on Sunday morning.
Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June
Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.
An open casting for extras in BBC's Ripper Street will be held in Dublin next week
Looking like a Victorian-era criminal is probably a bonus.
International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today
Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.
Dashcam footage shows dramatic garda car smash
The car being chased with a Mitubishi and contained four individuals under the age of 18.
Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…
Man found with 31 pellets of cannabis in his stomach
He was charged and will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street tomorrow.
Here's how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year
Figures show some 10,600 crimes were committed last year by offenders on bail.
Silly criminal tells police to 'catch me if you can' on Facebook - then gets arrested
The 19-year-old had breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.
Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014
The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.
Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker
The age of consent is also to remain at 17.
Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
That’s under new government proposals outlined today.
Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood
The 40-year-old man from Tallaght was also accused of stealing €6,000 worth of boat engines.
Irish criminal shot dead in the Costa del Sol
The 45-year-old died after being shot in a bar in the Elviria area of Marbella.
Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system
Almost one in five owners don’t report crimes, a survey has found.
16-year-old has three fingers cut off by criminal gang in "barbaric" attack
The attack has been described as “barbaric” by a local councillor.
Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200
The last watch the CAB sold on the auction website went for €7,000.
Armed gardaí dispatched to protect Gilligan in hospital
The 61-year-old gangster is expected to recover, after being shot four times in Clondalkin on Saturday night.
College students face legal repercussions after snowball fight gets ugly
Police in Oregon are investigating the snowball fight after the students dumped buckets of snow on passing cars.
Gilligan: "I had nothing to do with Veronica Guerin's murder"
The convicted drug trafficker, who led the gang that killed the Sunday Independent journalist, was freed from prison earlier today.
Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison
The veteran criminal, who led the gang that murdered Veronica Guerin, made a phone call as he was driven from the facility in a waiting car.
Man breaks into Galway home and pours boiling water over couple in bed
The man is to appear in court charged with assault and burglary.
Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k
The convicted criminal is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence.
Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders
The call has come from a Galway Joint Policing Committee and has been put to the Minister for Justice.