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# Sentence

Last year
Man who stored gun used to kill Lyra McKee is sentenced to seven years
The journalist was shot dead by dissident republicans as she observed rioting in Derry in 2019.
Rapist who entered woman's home with crowbar jailed for ten years
The victim continues to suffer effects such as flashbacks, nightmares, PTSD and panic attacks.
Convicted rapist sentenced to three and a half years for assault on former partner and their child
The judge said that there was no guilty plea and no remorse shown by the accused.
All time
Former Australian rugby player and San Francisco 49er jailed for sexual assault
Jarryd Hayne was given a five-year sentence over the sexual assault of a woman at her home in 2018.
10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women
The woman, who is the man’s former partner, said she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.
Harry Maguire set for retrial after appeal against Greek court verdict is accepted
The Manchester United captain was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days.
Man who broke Covid-19 laws to steal fuel given suspended sentence
Richard Kiely, who had been driving a ‘181-reg Skoda, had been reselling the fuel to help pay a debt
Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security prison in upstate New York
The former producer has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Supreme Court restores 10-year sentence imposed on man who raped wife
Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the alteration of the original sentence by the Court of Appeal “did not accord with law”.
Judge tells rapist 'nobody gets credibility from the stock they come from' as she sentences him to 12 years in prison
Ms Justice Burns said there was a ‘sense of class’ to the rape case before her.
Clare man jailed for eight years for stabbing man in the back during row
Robbie Walsh maintained that he had acted in self-defence on the night and had not brought the knife to the scene.
Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexually assaulting daughter (15)
The final 18 months are to be suspended.
Judge suggests reform of sentences for elderly people as he jails 78-year-old paedophile
Patrick O’Brien pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 15 counts of sexual assault.
Pub customers 'jeered' at man carrying out robbery with imitation gun, court told
The customers were described as “robust” and carried out a citizen’s arrest of the man.
Care worker who uploaded video of sexual assault of resident to Facebook sentenced to year in prison
Peter Hilliard had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of sexual assault at a nursing home in Rathfarnham, Dublin between February 2013 and June 2016.
Man stole over €14,000 from employer while waiting to be charged over child pornography offences
The man was jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years
The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.
Convicted rapist tried to kill man in front of children but failed as shotgun cartridges were damp
The man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s AId have both raised queries about the sentence being reduced on appeal.
Woman who pleaded guilty to having a gun at Connolly train station walks free after sentencing
Nikita Murtagh was sentenced to three years in jail backdated and with the remainder suspended.
'My heart is so full': Victims of US Gymnastics doctor react to 175-year sentence
Judge Aquilina cast doubt over Larry Nassar’s apology, telling him ” you still think that somehow you are right”.
Man who poured boiling water over his partner in front of their children given suspended sentence
Judge Martin Nolan said it was a “despicable” and “cowardly act” but he said he did not believe it merited a jail sentence.
'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder
66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.
Man who murdered his adopted baby daughter jailed for 18 years
Matthew Scully-Hicks was yesterday convicted of murdering his 18-month-old daughter Elsie, just two weeks after formally adopting her.
Limerick biker found guilty of murdering member of rival motorcycle club
He had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Andrew ‘AOD’ O’Donoghue in 2015.
Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times
The man invited the woman to his house on the pretext of helping him with some painting.
Eric Locke appealing life sentence for murdering Sonia Blount
The Dublin man used a fake Facebook profile to lure his ex-girlfriend to a hotel room.
Limerick man attacked and sexually assaulted his elderly neighbour
He will be sentenced next week.
Man who attacked 'good Samaritan' with a jagged beer can jailed for 12 months
John McDermott attacked Russ Hogan after he caught him observing him watching a woman take money from an ATM.
'Despicable act': Dublin man uploaded video to porn website without woman's knowledge
He was deemed suitable for community service work, and so avoided jail.
Man who weighed cars with concrete blocks in order to ram designer shops jailed for 5.5 years
Aurimas Petraska had pleaded guilty to the theft of €150,000 worth of women’s clothes and Chanel products.
Woman who stabbed former partner to death and hid body in back garden jailed for 6 years
Monika Matracka was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian
A video of the shooting was shared widely online.
Driver who killed mother and injured infant in "micro-sleep" has sentence suspended on appeal
64-year-old Anthony Handley had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing the death of a 31-year-old to her daughter in January 2014.
No extra jail time for car dealer who sold unsellable clocked car to mother-of-four
The ex-soldier is already serving a sentence for assaulting his former partner and breaching a barring order.
Convicted killer who ate his own faeces sentenced to community service for attack on garda
Mark Bissett’s “bizarre behaviour” happened when he turned violent during a drink and drug fuelled outburst.
This author's one-sentence novel is the best Irish book of 2016
It has been a massive year for Mike McCormack, and his publishers Tramp Press.
Man who stabbed housemate to death jailed for five years
The judge acknowledged that the manslaughter conviction had been the correct one as the crime was “clearly not a premeditated killing”.
Man who sexually abused his sister “in excess of a couple of hundred times” fails to have sentence reduced
The man was found guilty and sentenced to nine years imprisonment in 2015.
Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence
The teen was caught on CCTV attacking the Brazilian national.