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# Sentencing

This week
17th September 2023 - 22nd September 2023
Widow says her husband was her ‘entire world’ as couple sentenced for his death
Two people have been sentenced in connection with the killing of Patrick Ward in 2019.
Last month
August 2023
UK media and politicians call for law change after Lucy Letby refuses to attend sentencing
The judge ordered that Letby be sent copies of the statements read out by the families of her victims after her refusal to attend.
This year
Man who sexually assaulted nine women given four-and-a-half year sentence
Judge Orla Crowe said the assaults were a “gross intrusions of the bodily integrity and dignity” of each woman.
Mother who stabbed baby twice through heart wept on being handed jail term of 20 years minimum
The defendant wept as the sentence was handed down at Belfast Crown Court.
Former south Dublin GP to be sentenced for possession and distribution of explicit child images
The former doctor will face sentencing next week after gardaí discovered the images in 2017.
Schoolgirl raped in Kerry by two teenagers developed eating disorder after attack, court hears
The attack in the early hours of the night of July 26, 2020 in an isolated area near a Co Kerry town.
Victims of serial rapist David Carrick say he was 'a beast' and 'evil'
The 48-year-old was handed 36 life sentences and will serve a minimum term of 32 years.
Man jailed for seven and half years for early morning spree of knife point robberies
In a 45 minute time period the man carried out two robberies, three attempted robberies, one hijacking of a pedal bicycle, all in the Finglas area.
Teen who stabbed 16-year-old in Liffey Valley carpark sentenced to three years
Without medical intervention there was a strong possibility the boy could have died from the seven stab wounds, the judge said.
Last year
Husband of murdered Urantsetseg Tserendorj says it is hard to carry on living after her death
Tserendorj was stabbed in Dublin city on 20 January 2021, after a teenager attempted to rob her.
Man who paid woman for access to her children for sexual gratification to be sentenced next week
Sentencing is due to continue on Monday.
Youth who stabbed and killed fisherman jailed for three-and-a-half years
The incident happened in Waterford in 2018.
Rapist who threatened to cut off ex-partner's fingers receives 10 year sentence
The man was convicted of two counts of rape, two of oral rape, two of sexual assault and two threats to kill or cause serious harm
Former soldier Lisa Smith sentenced to 15 months for Islamic State membership
Smith, 40, was found guilty in May of membership of the terror group but acquitted of financing terrorism.
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in jail for sex crimes
Prosecutors had asked that Maxwell receive between 30 and 55 years in jail.
Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell facing up to 65 years in prison
The British socialite lured young girls to massage rooms for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
Seven accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing judge
Four women testified at Maxwell’s month-long trial.
British rapper Dizzee Rascal handed restraining order and curfew for assaulting ex-fiancee
Dizzee Rascal appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court this morning to be sentenced for assault.
All time
Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill
Professor Kathleen Lynch says our prison system has too long been used to incarcerate those who have additional needs.
Three men found guilty of Kevin Lunney abduction and torture sentenced to between 18 and 30 years
The three men had denied the charges.
Kevin Lunney: 'My family's anguish is a greater torment to me than the physical pain of the attack'
Three men were found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting him earlier this month. Sentencing is due on 20 December.
Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message
CEO of Women’s Aid Sarah Benson says the judiciary and other legal professionals need more training on how best to handle domestic violence cases.
Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder
Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 for the murder of 60-year-old John Lowe.
Aaron Brady sentenced to minimum of 40 years in prison for the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe
Brady was found guilty by a jury in August.
'I fought for him like a lion': Mother of manslaughter victim with genetic disorder says he was picked on all his life
Dmitry Hrynkevich (24) died after suffering multiple injuries to his head, face and neck in 2015.
Mark Crawford sentenced to life in prison for cocaine-fuelled murder of man in Limerick pub
Patrick O’Connor was just 24-years-old when he died.
Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade
White-collar crimes and child offenders were given particular consideration in a new report from the Law Reform Commission.
British teenager to be sentenced for throwing boy off Tate Modern balcony
Jonty Bravery (18) has admitted trying to kill the child on the viewing platform of the gallery in August last year.
Teenager who stabbed mother's violent ex-boyfriend to death sentenced to two years in prison
The incident occurred during a row at the family home in Co Offaly in 2017.
Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months
Judge Elma Sheahan described the parents’ actions as “the most egregious breaches of trust by those who are presumed to protect their infant child”.
Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today
The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.
Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month
Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.
Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017
Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.
Father of London terror victim asks that his son's image isn't used for 'vile propaganda' in newspapers
Victims Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt had been attending a prisoner rehabilitation conference.
The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?
Mr Justice Paul McDermott would have given careful consideration to the sentences imposed in this difficult case.
Ana Kriegel case: Boy A given life sentence with review after 12 years. Boy B sentenced to 15 years, with review after 8
Both boys were 13 years of age when they murdered Ana Kriegel in an abandoned house in Lucan in 2018.
'The death of a child is a parent's worst nightmare': Boy A's grandfather expresses sympathy for family of Ana Kriegel in court
The sentencing hearing of Boy A and Boy B is taking place at the Central Criminal Court.
Sentence hearing for two boys convicted of murder of Ana Kriegel to take place today
The boys, now aged 15, were convicted by unanimous jury verdicts earlier this year.
Sentence hearing for two boys convicted of Ana Kriegel murder to take place next week
In a hearing today, Mr Justice Paul McDermott was given psychological and psychiatric reports relating to Boy A and Boy B.
Pregnant woman who led gardaí on high-speed chase with children in car to be sentenced
Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned the case for sentencing in October.