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# patrick-obrien - This year 2022

Have you seen missing teenager Patrick O'Brien?
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen missing teenager Patrick O'Brien?

May 9th 2022, 8:48 PM 24,567 Views 0 Comments

The15-year-old is missing from Dublin city centre since early Saturday morning, 7 May.

Family and Gardaí concerned for welfare of brothers missing from Offaly
# Missing
# Missing

Family and Gardaí concerned for welfare of brothers missing from Offaly

Apr 4th 2022, 7:24 PM 52,997 Views 0 Comments

The two boys have been missing from their home in Birr since Sunday 27 March

# patrick-obrien - Last year 2021

Ian Wright 'disappointed and tired' after Kerry student escapes criminal conviction for racist messages
# Tralee
# Tralee

Ian Wright 'disappointed and tired' after Kerry student escapes criminal conviction for racist messages

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:26 PM 47,508 Views 0 Comments

The former footballer said he did not expect his forgiveness to be “an invitation to lighten a sentence”.

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back
# Tralee
# Tralee

Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 3:33 PM 33,457 Views 0 Comments

Patrick O’Brien admitted sending the former footballer messages that were grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.

# patrick-obrien - All time

'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father
# Patrick O'Brien
# Patrick O'Brien

'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father

Sep 19th 2019, 11:21 PM 40,732 Views 18 Comments

Fiona Doyle suffered a decade of sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse
# Church Of Ireland
# Church Of Ireland

'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse

Nov 20th 2016, 2:58 PM 11,672 Views 55 Comments

St Patrick’s Cathedral issued an apology on Friday but some are not fully happy with its response.

Woman who killed grandfather returned to jail after failing to give up drink
# Courts
# Courts

Woman who killed grandfather returned to jail after failing to give up drink

Jun 20th 2016, 4:21 PM 22,633 Views 19 Comments

Johanna Kelly had been freed from prison following her conviction for manslaughter on condition that she give up alcohol and engage with probation services.

Missing Cavan man Patrick O'Brien has been found safe and well
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Missing Cavan man Patrick O'Brien has been found safe and well

Mar 4th 2016, 7:14 PM 14,740 Views 8 Comments

The 62-year-old had been missing since Thursday evening.

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor"
# Revised Sentence
# Revised Sentence

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor"

Jan 26th 2015, 12:20 PM 25,971 Views 22 Comments

Patrick O’Brien will now spend another 7 years in jail after it was ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient
# Not Enough
# Not Enough

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Dec 17th 2014, 6:26 PM 34,131 Views 29 Comments

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape

Jun 12th 2013, 12:31 PM 10,008 Views 51 Comments

The Wicklow woman, who suffered a decade of abuse at the hands of her father, is backing the findings of a report on sentencing.

Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts
# Column
# Column

Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts

Feb 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 493 Views 50 Comments

While outrage is understandably high when particularly heinous crimes are committed, we are doing victims no service by letting emotions rule out rational debate on how to reform the justice system, writes Alan Greene.

Fiona Doyle meets Taoiseach to discuss court experiences
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Fiona Doyle meets Taoiseach to discuss court experiences

Jan 31st 2013, 10:06 PM 8,979 Views 47 Comments

Doyle, whose father was temporarily allowed to walk free after admitting raping her, met Enda Kenny this evening.

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling
# Abuse Victim
# Abuse Victim

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling

Jan 26th 2013, 2:24 PM 13,211 Views 21 Comments

The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse
# Fiona Doyle
# Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse

Jan 25th 2013, 10:13 AM 10,688 Views 46 Comments

A “vindicated” Fiona Doyle will appear on RTE’s Late Late show this evening to speak about her case.

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing

Jan 24th 2013, 9:15 PM 78 Views 30 Comments

The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters

Jan 24th 2013, 7:58 PM 12,236 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case
# Fiona Doyle
# Fiona Doyle

Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case

Jan 24th 2013, 12:45 PM 16,605 Views 76 Comments

Patrick O’Brien, who was convicted of raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, had his bail revoked in court today.

Taoiseach has not yet arranged meeting with Fiona Doyle, daughter reveals
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Taoiseach has not yet arranged meeting with Fiona Doyle, daughter reveals

Jan 24th 2013, 9:25 AM 7,705 Views 30 Comments

Kristel O’Brien spoke of her mother’s ‘heartbreak’ over this week’s controversial sentencing of her rapist and father Patrick O’Brien – who is due back in court this morning.

'Urgent review' of sentencing needed after 72-year-old bailed for multiple rapes
# Courts
# Courts

'Urgent review' of sentencing needed after 72-year-old bailed for multiple rapes

Jan 21st 2013, 7:09 PM 23,689 Views 201 Comments

The man was bailed by Mr Justice Paul Carney pending an appeal against his sentence for the rape and indecent assault of his daughter over the course of a decade.