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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# false imprisonment

This year
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Cork man who bound and gagged young woman in Dublin alleyway sentenced to 10 years in prison
The judge said Fitzgerald had ‘a plan’, and had bought duct tape and a hammer that day.
Last year
# Courts
Gardaí appear in court charged with false imprisonment of youth at Dublin garda station
Stephen Conran, 39, and Damian Kirwan, 55, appeared at Dublin District Court today.
All time
# Dublin District Court
Judge upholds ban on naming public servant on trial for false imprisonment and sexual assault
Reporting restrictions giving anonymity to the accused were continued by Judge Treasa Kelly.
# false imprisonment
Trial of Jim Mansfield Jnr resumes at Special Criminal Court after seven month adjournment
Mansfield Jnr pleaded not guilty to conspiring with one or more persons to falsely imprison Martin Byrne.
# Omeath
Man (30s) arrested over alleged assault and false imprisonment in Co Louth
It’s understood two men were held against their will at a house on 7 May.
# Omeath
Man (50s) arrested over alleged assault and false imprisonment in Co Louth
It’s understood two men were held against their will at a house on Friday afternoon.
# Courts
Man who attacked, tied up and robbed escort in Dublin hotel room jailed for four years
Samuel Pop pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and robbery.
# false imprisonment
Third man appears before Special Criminal Court charged with attacking and falsely imprisoning man in Louth farmhouse
Thomas McGuinness (33), of Chestnut Court, Navan, Co Meath appeared before court today.
# false imprisonment
Two arrested after mini bus with passengers stolen from Dublin Airport and later crashed into PSNI vehicle
The men were later arrested in Monaghan.
# Cavan
Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media
A man was charged and will appear in court today.
# Special Criminal Court
Jim Mansfield Jnr charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment
He appeared before an out-of-hours sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court tonight.
# Graham Stafford
Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment
Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.
# Tiger Kidnapping
Video analyst says he can't rule out that CCTV was paused on day of €2.28m robbery, court hears
Four men have pleaded not guilty to the false imprisonment of the Richardson family at their Raheny home in 2005.
# hunting knife
Man found guilty of sexually assaulting and falsely imprisoning women
When one of the women ran away he caught her and began punching her repeatedly.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# compensation
Irish Rail appeals after passenger granted €16k in damages for false imprisonment
The Circuit Civil Court ruled last week in favour of Sarah Doupe over an incident that happened in 2013.
# Irish Rail
Irish Rail ordered to pay €16,000 for false imprisonment of passenger
The payment was in relation to an incident that took place at Pearse Station in 2013.
# Not Guilty
Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal
Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.
# right to protest
'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory
Dozens of supporters celebrated with Paul Murphy and others, assured that their right to protest has been protected.
# Trial
Jobstown protest: TD Paul Murphy and 5 others found not guilty
The six men were accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell in 2014.
# closing statements
A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears
Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.
# false imprisonment
Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres
People with significant learning disabilities were detained in seclusion rooms which had no heating or toilet facilities.
# jobstown
Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
It’s day 22 of the trial.
# jobstown
Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears
Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.
# false imprisonment
Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'
Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.
# Protest
Jobstown defendant said Joan Burton could 'take sanctuary in church'
Seven men are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste during a water charges protest in 2014.
# Courts
'Will we let her go or hold onto her for the night?': Jobstown trial hears evidence from gardaí
“The protesters called us rats,” one garda told the trial today.
# jobstown trial
Joan Burton told being called a c**t at a protest should be 'water off a duck's back', court hears
This is day three of the Jobstown false imprisonment trial.
# jobstown
Paul Murphy 'plainly involved' in restricting Joan Burton's liberty, trial told
Murphy and six other accused have all entered not guilty pleas.
# jobstown
Jury selected for trial of men accused of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton
Over 100 potential jurors were called in a random ballot and a jury of five women and seven men were selected.
# Dublin
Two men due in court over robbery and false imprisonment in Finglas
The men were arrested yesterday and were held by gardaí overnight.
# Finglas
Man held in van after being robbed while walking home from work in Dublin
Gardaí found the man when they stopped and searched a van on main street in Finglas at around 1.40 this morning.
# false imprisonment
Paul Murphy promises he won't talk about his upcoming trial at Jobstown protest rallies
Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is one of seven people charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.
# Jonathan Dowdall
Ex-Sinn Féin councillor pleads guilty to false imprisonment and threatening to kill a man
Jonathan Dowdall and his father will be sentenced on 28 April.
# Dublin
Girl feared she'd be raped after two 17-year-olds bundled her into car
The judge described the CCTV evidence as “chilling” in court.
# false imprisonment
Schoolgirl who was forced into car 'thought she was going to be raped'
The car was stopped on the M1.
# Trim District Court
Five people are up in court in Meath today in a suspected case of slavery
The extensive operation was launched after gardaí received reports of people being falsely imprisoned at a house in Navan.
# Blanchardstown
Man arrested in connection with false imprisonment of teenager
He has since been released and a file prepared for the DPP.
# Special Criminal Court
Former Sinn Féin councillor and father charged with falsely imprisoning, assaulting and threatening to kill man
Each of the three charges against Jonathan Dowdall (39) and Patrick Dowdall (59) are alleged to have taken place in Dublin in January 2015.
# false imprisonment
Man jailed after stealing car from garage forecourt with teenager in the backseat
Sean Dowdall has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years for car theft and false imprisonment.