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# Director of Public Prosecutions

Last month
November 2023
File on George Gibney sent to DPP after Garda investigation into new allegations
Gibney was previously charged with 27 sexual offences in 1993 but never stood trial.
This year
Harsher sentences may be brought against companies fined over bridge worker’s deaths
Two companies were convicted and fined after pleading guilty to criminal charges relating to the deaths of two stonemasons.
Last year
File on the murder of Ashling Murphy to go to DPP in 10 days, court told
“I would state that it is unsatisfactory that the file is still only being prepared,” the accused’s solicitor told the court today.
All time
Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí
The Regina Coeli hostel noted in 1933 in relation to one woman who fell pregnant: “A TD is responsible for her trouble”.
Man (20s) arrested in relation to Keane Mulready-Woods murder released without charge
The man had been arrested yesterday at 10am and was being detained at Mountjoy Garda Station.
Dublin abduction attempt: Gardaí ask elderly woman who spoke with victim close to well-known pub to come forward
A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Shipping company faces charges over father-of-two's death at Dublin Port
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.
Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m
The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.
Jail sentence set aside for man who took 12,000 photos of woman without her consent
Mark Mooney of Wexford Town was convicted last year after he admitted harassing a neighbour.
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.
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.
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’
Man (50s) questioned over alleged sexual assault on young male
The incident took place on Friday.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Woman due in court over €150,000 drug seizure
Two men were also arrested in connection with the seizure but were later released.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Gardaí release man arrested during Letterkenny murder investigation
Bogdan Michalkiawicz was last seen alive at lunchtime on Monday 13 May this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.