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# jailed - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Brothers jailed after they forced pensioner to pay thousands for chainsaws and tools

The judge described men’s actions as a “phenomenally serious offence”.

# jailed - Friday 30 October, 2020

Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Loughlin will be screened and tested for Covid-19 and will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

# jailed - Friday 9 October, 2020

Man who carried out violent attacks on restaurant staff jailed for three years

Gerard Griffin had an ongoing dispute with Bilal Ahmed from the Chicken Hut on Clanbrassil Street.

# jailed - Friday 31 July, 2020

Monaghan farmer jailed for six years for sexual assaults on his grandchildren

The 67-year-old man was convicted last March of sexual assault and child exploitation six years ago.

# jailed - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

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.

# jailed - Friday 26 June, 2020

Family members of Patricia O'Connor receive prison sentences totalling eight-and-a-half years

Her husband Gus reported her missing despite knowing she was dead.

# jailed - Monday 15 June, 2020

Man jailed for four years for sexually assaulting homeless man

The judge said said the offences had been carried out in a public place in a “humiliating and degrading way”.

Rapist (75) who abused sister and his seven daughters over 23-year period jailed for 20 years

From 1977 to 2000, James O’Reilly (75) subjected the young girls to “horrific” sexual abuse.

# jailed - Friday 3 April, 2020

Man (45) who shot two men while trying to rob takeaway jailed for 15 years

Joseph Behan shot two men when they resisted his attempts to rob a takeaway in Raheny last year.

# jailed - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security prison in upstate New York

The former producer has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

# jailed - Monday 16 March, 2020

Security guard jailed for 14 years for rape and violent assault of two sex workers

Noel McKeon pleaded guilty to sexual assault, assault, robbery and rape of the two women.

# jailed - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault

Weinstein was found guilty at a court in New York last month.

# jailed - Monday 2 March, 2020

Cork man who killed friend by repeatedly punching him in head during pub row jailed for manslaughter

Michael Dineen was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with the last year suspended.

# jailed - Monday 24 February, 2020

Two touts jailed in UK for reselling millions worth of tickets for likes of Ed Sheeran and Adele

The judge said this “was a case of sustained dishonesty for a number of years”.

# jailed - Friday 21 February, 2020

Man jailed for 17 years for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane

The 28-year-old man strangled the Essex woman and buried her body in a forested area outside Auckland, New Zealand.

# jailed - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Man who murdered wife and two daughters before fleeing UK in 2007 has been jailed for life

The jury deliberated for two days to find him guilty of all the charges.

# jailed - Monday 3 February, 2020

Drunk driver who struck pedestrian while trying to avoid garda checkpoint jailed

Darren Kershaw pleaded guilty in a Dublin court today.

# jailed - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Man who used fake documentation to open Irish bank accounts jailed

He has ten previous convictions in Finland for falsification of documentation, forgery and laundering of proceeds of crime.

# jailed - Friday 20 December, 2019

Man who had sexual encounters with 3 underage girls jailed for seven and a half years

David Masterson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to three charges of defilement.

# jailed - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Woman who lost control of car and killed pedestrian and injured 3 others jailed for 2 years

All four victims were walking home from work during rush hour on a summer evening in Dublin city centre.

# jailed - Monday 16 December, 2019

Brexiteer who had 'obsession' with former MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

Soubry said she was left ‘frightened’ following the incidents.

# jailed - Monday 9 December, 2019

UK serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences for horrific attacks

Convicted burglar McCann (34) had been freed after a UK probation service error.

# jailed - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Two priests who sexually abused deaf children each sentenced to over 40 years in prison in Argentina

The victims were children and adolescents aged between four and 17.

# jailed - Friday 22 November, 2019

Man who set fire to house of detective involved in charging him with murder jailed for eight years

The arson attack has left an “indelible scar” on the family, the court heard.

# jailed - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Butcher jailed for eight years for possession of over €2.5 million in drugs

Gerard Ryan (44) told gardaí he was under pressure to pick up the drugs from a warehouse in Ashbourne.

# jailed - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Woman (67) jailed for 16 months for falsely claiming €150,000 in social welfare payments

She falsely claimed the carer’s allowance and then falsely claimed job seeker’s allowance.

# jailed - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Judge calls for end to Longford gang feud as he jails teenager for five years

The judge said the feud had its genesis in “trivial” matters.

# jailed - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Man who was 16 when he sexually assaulted 12-year-old girl jailed for 4 years

The defendant had forced the child to perform oral sex on him while other youths recorded the act on their phones.

# jailed - Friday 11 October, 2019

Man who held gun to customer's head during post office raid jailed for 12 years

The man was tackled to the ground by a passing ESB repairman during the incident.

Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in Iran for spying.

# jailed - Monday 23 September, 2019

Two people jailed for illegally accessing CCTV footage of Emiliano Sala post-mortem

Sala’s plane went down in the English Channel as he flew to Cardiff on 21 January.

# jailed - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Man (26) jailed in first UK conviction for firearms manufacture using a 3D printer

Tendai Muswere was sentenced today to three years imprisonment.

Man sentenced to 13 years in prison over rape of two women in Belfast

The attack took place at a flat in south Belfast on 25 November 2017.

# jailed - Monday 2 September, 2019

Senior Kinahan associate Thomas Kavanagh jailed in UK on firearms charge

Kavanagh was arrested at Birmingham Airport in January.

# jailed - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Former psychic jailed for seven and a half years for money laundering of €1.6 million

After over two weeks of evidence, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on 20 counts.

# jailed - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Man jailed for 20 years for raping two sex workers on the same day

Ms Justice Tara Burns said that Gheorghe Goidan (46), a Romania national, had preyed upon the vulnerability of the two women.

# jailed - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Man who stole mummified head from St Michan's Church jailed for 28 months

The court heard that the crypt’s tour guide discovered the break in on 25 February.

# jailed - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Man (57) who spied on children in public toilets using hidden cameras is jailed

Kieran Griffin was sentenced to a total of three years in prison for a range of sexual offences.

# jailed - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson given nine-month jail sentence

Robinson was found guilty last week of being in contempt of court.

# jailed - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Man jailed for eight years for starting fire that spread to neighbours' apartments

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 11 years imprisonment, but suspended the final three years of the sentence on strict conditions.

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