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#Director of Public Prosecutions

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí

Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí

Jan 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 25,840 Views 16 Comments

The Regina Coeli hostel noted in 1933 in relation to one woman who fell pregnant: “A TD is responsible for her trouble”.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 11 December, 2020

Man (20s) arrested in relation to Keane Mulready-Woods murder released without charge
# Mountjoy Garda Station
# Mountjoy Garda Station

Man (20s) arrested in relation to Keane Mulready-Woods murder released without charge

Dec 11th 2020, 10:36 PM 12,216 Views 0 Comments

The man had been arrested yesterday at 10am and was being detained at Mountjoy Garda Station.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dublin abduction attempt: Gardaí ask elderly woman who spoke with victim close to well-known pub to come forward
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dublin abduction attempt: Gardaí ask elderly woman who spoke with victim close to well-known pub to come forward

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 1:38 PM 42,355 Views 28 Comments

A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Monday 6 January, 2020

Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
# District Court
# District Court

Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port

Jan 6th 2020, 4:07 PM 20,386 Views 0 Comments

Doyle Shipping Group is accused of breaking health and safety laws following the death of a father-of-two after a workplace accident at Dublin Port.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 6 September, 2019

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m
# Courts
# Courts

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m

Sep 6th 2019, 11:08 AM 19,970 Views 0 Comments

The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.

# director-of-public-prosecutions - Friday 23 August, 2019

Jail sentence set aside for man who took 12,000 photos of woman without her consent
# Wexford Town
# Wexford Town

Jail sentence set aside for man who took 12,000 photos of woman without her consent

Aug 23rd 2019, 3:34 PM 45,176 Views 0 Comments

Mark Mooney of Wexford Town was convicted last year after he admitted harassing a neighbour.

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2019, 1:12 PM 24,463 Views 33 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 14th 2019, 9:07 PM 15,954 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jan 14th 2019, 5:55 PM 34,162 Views 49 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

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

Dec 31st 2018, 3:39 PM 20,038 Views 0 Comments

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
# Firearm Seizure
# Firearm Seizure

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

Sep 12th 2018, 10:08 PM 18,022 Views 10 Comments

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
# Customs Seizure
# Customs Seizure

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

Sep 12th 2018, 5:12 PM 14,554 Views 32 Comments

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
# Sexsomnia
# Sexsomnia

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

Jan 11th 2018, 10:31 PM 23,774 Views 0 Comments

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
# Reoffenders
# Reoffenders

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

Jul 14th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,873 Views 78 Comments

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
# Civil Action
# Civil Action

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

Oct 10th 2014, 2:23 PM 9,415 Views 0 Comments

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
# Howth
# Howth

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

Jun 4th 2014, 10:29 PM 18,940 Views 34 Comments

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?
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

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

May 30th 2014, 1:00 PM 159 Views 20 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,844 Views 25 Comments

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
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

Mar 26th 2014, 8:29 AM 6,484 Views 45 Comments

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
# Meath
# Meath

Woman due in court over €150,000 drug seizure

Jan 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 5,216 Views 0 Comments

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
# Finglas
# Finglas

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

Jan 13th 2014, 8:08 AM 5,871 Views 27 Comments

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
# Released
# Released

Man arrested over Offaly shooting of two released without charge

Dec 10th 2013, 11:23 AM 3,412 Views 1 Comment

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
# Liam Adams
# Liam Adams

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

Oct 8th 2013, 1:11 PM 6,181 Views 132 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Oct 4th 2013, 10:24 AM 5,066 Views 0 Comments

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
# Victims
# Victims

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

Sep 24th 2013, 3:34 PM 3,676 Views 6 Comments

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
# Hillsborough
# Hillsborough

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

Sep 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,809 Views 8 Comments

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
# Threat
# Threat

Facebook threat to assassinate the Taoiseach investigated

Jun 11th 2013, 10:15 AM 15,403 Views 167 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí release man arrested during Letterkenny murder investigation

Jun 8th 2013, 7:01 PM 5,323 Views 7 Comments

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
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

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

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,256 Views 24 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Cannabis worth €90,000 seized in Navan

Mar 25th 2013, 8:31 AM 7,082 Views 104 Comments

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
# Kevin McGeever
# Kevin McGeever

Kevin McGeever released following questioning over abduction

Mar 16th 2013, 12:30 PM 6,549 Views 10 Comments

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
# Ian Bailey
# Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey speaks out against system of garda complaints

Mar 2nd 2013, 12:31 PM 9,544 Views 42 Comments

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
# Fiona Doyle

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Feb 15th 2013, 2:21 PM 10,858 Views 31 Comments

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

Corrie star Michael Le Vell charged with child rape
# Corrie
# Corrie

Corrie star Michael Le Vell charged with child rape

Feb 15th 2013, 8:56 AM 41,997 Views 0 Comments

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
# Anglo
# Anglo

Former Anglo boss Seán FitzPatrick due in court this morning

Jan 23rd 2013, 8:27 AM 4,341 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 158 Views 33 Comments

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
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Fourth person arrested over fatal stabbing in Rialto released

Dec 3rd 2012, 5:55 PM 4,294 Views 0 Comments

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
# DPP

"Nuisance" landfill odours lead to prosecution

Dec 3rd 2012, 3:59 PM 5,133 Views 7 Comments

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
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Gardaí arrest fourth person over fatal Rialto stabbing

Dec 3rd 2012, 11:59 AM 3,672 Views 2 Comments

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

Three released over Rialto stabbing
# Attack
# Attack

Three released over Rialto stabbing

Dec 3rd 2012, 8:16 AM 3,272 Views 7 Comments

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

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