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#Director of Public Prosecutions

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

DPP directs no action be taken against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer

The 24-year-old woman was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May last year.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

DPP employee goes on trial for allegedly sharing information about arrest of suspect in dissident's murder

The service officer is accused of breaking the Official Secrets Act.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 14 January, 2019

Man who gave partner 'merciless beating' and abducted her child has sentenced increased to three years

Patrick Lynch’s initial sentence of two years was found to be ‘unduly lenient’

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 31 December, 2018

Man (50s) questioned over alleged sexual assault on young male

The incident took place on Friday.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Two men released from Garda custody following gun and ammunition seizure at Dublin property

The men, both in their 50s, were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation yesterday.

Over 18 kilograms of chewing tobacco seized during raid of Limerick apartment

The search was made after a quantity of cigarettes was discovered in a parcel originating in the UK labelled as “toys”.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Thursday 11 January, 2018

No third trial for man who claimed he was asleep when he allegedly raped his friend

The first trial, in 2015, collapsed due to legal issues just before a jury was to begin deliberations.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Thursday 14 July, 2016

People out on bail committed over 250,000 crimes in the past 10 years

CSO figures show that almost 26,000 crimes were committed by people out on bail last year alone.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 10 October, 2014

Ian Bailey's wrongful arrest case against An Garda Síochana is edging closer

Ian Bailey is taking a civil action claiming that he was wrongfully arrested.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

New arrest after burglars raid home of woman and child with nail bar

The aggravated burglary took place in December last year and burglars made off with a sum of money and the owner’s car.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 30 May, 2014

Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing?

The current Anthony Lyons case has highlighted the problem of uniformity regarding criminal sanctions. Is there a way to improve consistency and fairness of sentencing?

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Six-month sentence for Anthony Lyons over sex assault appealed today

The sentence was already found to be unjustly lenient but the appeal has had to be re-heard.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

GSOC: Report about gardaí illegally recording calls not sent to Shatter - but did go to Commissioner

A report outlining concerns about the recording of incoming and outgoing calls at a garda station in Waterford published last year was not sent to the Department of Justice.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Woman due in court over €150,000 drug seizure

Two men were also arrested in connection with the seizure but were later released.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 13 January, 2014

Two released without charge after arrests over 'suspicious' Finglas death

The body of 29-year-old Vincent Maher was found at an apartment complex on Saturday morning.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Man arrested over Offaly shooting of two released without charge

The man in his early 20′s had been held at Tullamore Garda Station, gardai say a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

'I know that I committed no offence': Adams on case being referred to Attorney General

The Sinn Féin president has faced more questions today about his handling of abuse allegations related to his brother Liam.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 4 October, 2013

Two due in Dublin court over €650,000 heroin seizure

A third man who was also arrested over the seizure has been released without charge.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

'Imperative' to provide victims of serious crime with reasons for dropping cases

The Department of Justice has said that it is currently working on a bill that will strengthen the rights of victims and their families.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Thursday 12 September, 2013

One year on: Hillsborough families left 'dismayed' by lack of progress

New inquests are set to take place next year but the progress of police investigations have disappointed victims’ families and survivors of the 1989 stadium disaster.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Facebook threat to assassinate the Taoiseach investigated

The threat appeared on a page campaigning for the saving of a hospital in Castlebar last Wednesday, gardaí have confirmed.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Gardaí release man arrested during Letterkenny murder investigation

Bogdan Michalkiawicz was last seen alive at lunchtime on Monday 13 May this year.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week

The court will deliver a verdict in the case of Marie Fleming who is seeking to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 25 March, 2013

Cannabis worth €90,000 seized in Navan

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene following the seizure in Navan over the weekend.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Kevin McGeever released following questioning over abduction

The property developer’s mysterious reappearance after being missing since last May has sparked a garda investigation that saw his arrest on Thursday.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Ian Bailey speaks out against system of garda complaints

In March last year an investigation was launched by the Garda Ombudsman Commission into alleged wrongdoing in the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

Corrie star Michael Le Vell charged with child rape

The actor, who plays Kevin Webster in the popular soap, has been charged with 19 sexual offences in total.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Former Anglo boss Seán FitzPatrick due in court this morning

The former chief executive and chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank is due in court alongside two other former directors at the bank this morning.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Column: Legal clarity needed after Marie Fleming 'right to die' verdict

By not ordering the DPP to issue guidelines on factors which would influence a prosecution for carrying out an assisted suicide, Marie Fleming and others in her situation have been left in legal limbo, writes Dr Eimear Spain.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 3 December, 2012

Fourth person arrested over fatal stabbing in Rialto released

The male teenager was released without charge this evening following his arrest in connection with the death of a German man on Saturday morning.

"Nuisance" landfill odours lead to prosecution DPP

"Nuisance" landfill odours lead to prosecution

Cavan County Council and Oxigen Environmental Limited were fined as they failed to ensure that odours didn’t cause a nuisance at Corranure Landfill on Cootehill Road.

Gardaí arrest fourth person over fatal Rialto stabbing

The fourth person arrested, a male teenager, was taken into Garda custody yesterday evening.

Three released over Rialto stabbing

A woman in her 40s and two teenagers who were being held over the fatal stabbing in Dublin have all been released without charge.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Thursday 25 October, 2012

DPP office "fully stretched" due to economic circumstances DPP

DPP office "fully stretched" due to economic circumstances

DPP Claire Loftus made the comments in the office’s annual report for 2011, saying she was concerned it could not sustain the same output in coming years.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report

The Liverpool Echo reports that the British government will announce the highly-unusual move on Monday when the Hillsborough Independent Panel report will be debated in parliament.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 28 September, 2012

Man due in court over Dublin Garda station spying

A 41-year-old man will appear in court this evening in connection with the suspected covert surveillance of the Garda station on Harcourt Street.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 24 September, 2012

Three released after home attack on elderly woman

Gardaí say the investigation is ongoing and a file is being sent to the DPP.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 21 September, 2012

DPP in UK set to issue social media guidelines

The announcement was made by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK in order to ‘assist them [prosecutors] in deciding whether criminal charges should be brought’.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ian Drennan is the new Director of Corporate Enforcement

Drennan has been the chief executive of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority for the last eight years.

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