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Monday 19 April, 2021

Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home

Apr 19th 2021, 9:20 PM 41,251 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park

Dec 1st 2020, 5:57 PM 34,418 Views 0 Comments

A 17-year-old boy is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in a south Dublin park last year.

Monday 14 May, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted girls 'targeted them when they were neglected by mother'
# Louth
# Louth

Man who sexually assaulted girls 'targeted them when they were neglected by mother'

May 14th 2018, 6:05 PM 25,170 Views 0 Comments

Teachers became concerned when they saw the man kissing the youngest girl on the lips.

Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years
# Prison
# Prison

Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years

Apr 28th 2018, 9:30 AM 44,507 Views 67 Comments

The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.

British man on Dublin stag gets no jail time for punching student on dancefloor
# Harcourt Street
# Harcourt Street

British man on Dublin stag gets no jail time for punching student on dancefloor

Apr 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 33,806 Views 48 Comments

The victim was taken to hospital with a fractured jaw and damage to his teeth.

Friday 13 April, 2018

Man jailed for four years for string of robberies, including stealing schoolgirl's phone
# Crimes Of Violence
# Crimes Of Violence

Man jailed for four years for string of robberies, including stealing schoolgirl's phone

Apr 13th 2018, 4:27 PM 13,517 Views 9 Comments

The man has 134 previous convictions.

Saturday 15 July, 2017

Teen with 24 convictions who started drinking and taking drugs aged 9 'real risk of institutionalisation'
# Institutionalised
# Institutionalised

Teen with 24 convictions who started drinking and taking drugs aged 9 'real risk of institutionalisation'

Jul 15th 2017, 4:00 PM 17,377 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old is due to be sentenced for one count of robbery later this month.

Thursday 29 June, 2017

Jobstown protest: TD Paul Murphy and 5 others found not guilty
# Trial
# Trial

Jobstown protest: TD Paul Murphy and 5 others found not guilty

Jun 29th 2017, 12:31 PM 98,322 Views 347 Comments

The six men were accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell in 2014.

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

If Jobstown jury not satisfied Burton was totally restrained in car, 'case has fallen at first hurdle'

Jun 28th 2017, 3:55 PM 33,076 Views 0 Comments

The judge said the prosecution’s case had failed if the jury were not satisfied Burton and her assistant were fully restrained.

Monday 19 June, 2017

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Man who tied up and raped woman at gaming convention jailed for 12 years

Jun 19th 2017, 5:02 PM 28,949 Views 36 Comments

The court heard Keith Hearne carried out “a series of extremely violent sexual offences”.

Monday 12 June, 2017

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Jun 12th 2017, 3:13 PM 16,814 Views 0 Comments

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail
# The Sun
# The Sun

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax avoids jail

May 24th 2017, 9:33 PM 9,864 Views 10 Comments

Six years ago Darren Martyn and others redirected users from The Sun’s website to a page that said Rupert Murdoch was dead.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest
# Courts
# Courts

Garda tells court he was hit by can of Red Bull during Jobstown protest

May 23rd 2017, 5:11 PM 26,484 Views 0 Comments

The judge told the jury this morning that she was discharging the female juror.

Monday 22 May, 2017

'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period
# Abuse
# Abuse

'I will never live a normal life' - Man jailed for raping step-daughter over seven-year period

May 22nd 2017, 9:42 PM 22,412 Views 13 Comments

The man does not accept the guilty verdicts of the jury.

'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told
# Michael Murphy
# Michael Murphy

'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told

May 22nd 2017, 7:53 PM 11,080 Views 0 Comments

A garda told the court she overheard Councillor Michael Murphy saying, “Will we give her sanctuary in the church or will we keep her in the church?”

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

May 16th 2017, 6:35 PM 21,235 Views 0 Comments

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

Friday 28 April, 2017

'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence
# Jobstown Trial
# Jobstown Trial

'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence

Apr 28th 2017, 9:00 PM 36,091 Views 0 Comments

“My politics is not about hating anybody,” Burton told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax is now cybercrime fighter, court told
# The Sun
# The Sun

Irish hacker behind Rupert Murdoch suicide hoax is now cybercrime fighter, court told

Apr 26th 2017, 3:30 PM 9,325 Views 0 Comments

He told gardaí he took part in the hacking in retaliation for the UK media company’s involvement in the phone hacking scandal.

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Man who tied up and raped woman during gaming convention to be sentenced later this year
# Court
# Court

Man who tied up and raped woman during gaming convention to be sentenced later this year

Apr 25th 2017, 7:26 AM 52,131 Views 0 Comments

Keith Hearne (28) told the woman, “I could break your neck here and now, would you prefer that?”

Friday 7 April, 2017

Cavan brothers stole €8,000 while working as charity barmen at Marlay Park concert, court hears
# Pocketing Cash
# Pocketing Cash

Cavan brothers stole €8,000 while working as charity barmen at Marlay Park concert, court hears

Apr 7th 2017, 6:12 PM 29,513 Views 0 Comments

The eldest brother, who held a good job at a financial firm in London, fell into the hands of loan sharks while gambling in the UK.

Thursday 6 April, 2017

Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years

Apr 6th 2017, 8:05 PM 15,274 Views 40 Comments

The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft

Tuesday 28 March, 2017

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon
# No Extra Time
# No Extra Time

No extra jail time for double murderer who stabbed fellow inmate with stainless steel spoon

Mar 28th 2017, 8:30 PM 17,950 Views 40 Comments

The sentence will run alongside his two life terms as required by law meaning Howard will serve no extra time in prison.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Man (23) pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friend's death
# Speeding
# Speeding

Man (23) pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friend's death

Mar 20th 2017, 4:52 PM 26,242 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin driver was travelling at up to twice the legal speed limit, the court heard today.

Monday 13 March, 2017

Man found guilty on 92 counts of sexually assaulting and raping his stepdaughter
# Courts
# Courts

Man found guilty on 92 counts of sexually assaulting and raping his stepdaughter

Mar 13th 2017, 2:51 PM 20,771 Views 0 Comments

He was taken into custody and will be sentenced on 15 May.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Man who made girlfriend read the bible while threatening to cut her throat avoids jail
# Attack
# Attack

Man who made girlfriend read the bible while threatening to cut her throat avoids jail

Mar 8th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,502 Views 37 Comments

Andris Andruss (56) dragged his partner of two years back inside their Finglas home after she told him she was leaving him.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Donegal man (36) gets 12 months for sexually exploiting teenage girl after watching Frozen with her
# Court
# Court

Donegal man (36) gets 12 months for sexually exploiting teenage girl after watching Frozen with her

Feb 17th 2017, 5:43 PM 25,366 Views 27 Comments

The girl, who was in court for the sentence hearing, said she found it hard to cope after the incident.

Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Court hears Donegal man (36) watched Frozen with teenage girl before trying to have sex with her
# Dublin
# Dublin

Court hears Donegal man (36) watched Frozen with teenage girl before trying to have sex with her

Jan 24th 2017, 10:13 PM 32,674 Views 0 Comments

He was described as a “vulnerable” person with few social skills who viewed the teenager as his girlfriend.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Father jailed for 9 years over weekly rape of daughter
# Co Cork
# Co Cork

Father jailed for 9 years over weekly rape of daughter

Jan 17th 2017, 12:00 PM 51,182 Views 52 Comments

The man was found guilty of raping his eldest daughter over the period of one year.

Monday 19 December, 2016

'I will never forgive my mam': Rape victim says family has been torn apart
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

'I will never forgive my mam': Rape victim says family has been torn apart

Dec 19th 2016, 7:17 PM 27,510 Views 0 Comments

“He just acted like a normal loving father, when he was far from that,” the 24-year-old told the court.

Saturday 10 December, 2016

'Your fate is in your hands': Judge warns thief who broke into Apache Pizza outlet
# Courts
# Courts

'Your fate is in your hands': Judge warns thief who broke into Apache Pizza outlet

Dec 10th 2016, 7:20 AM 11,397 Views 0 Comments

Craig Dempsey was with a chainsaw-wielding accomplice.

Monday 7 November, 2016

Pensioner tells court of suffering after her carer stole €40k inheritance
# Marie McNally
# Marie McNally

Pensioner tells court of suffering after her carer stole €40k inheritance

Nov 7th 2016, 4:14 PM 21,503 Views 0 Comments

The pensioner’s two sons had been killed in the past few years and was in ill health when she was robbed.

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Man who hit Sikh shop assistant over the head with meat cleaver avoids jail
# Robbing And Assault
# Robbing And Assault

Man who hit Sikh shop assistant over the head with meat cleaver avoids jail

Oct 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,642 Views 66 Comments

“He is a Sikh by religion and had to have his hair cut,” Judge Codd said. “He found that difficult.”

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Woman who blinded man in scissors attack found not guilty by reason of insanity
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman who blinded man in scissors attack found not guilty by reason of insanity

Oct 19th 2016, 6:53 PM 18,324 Views 14 Comments

The attack happened at a city centre homeless shelter for people with mental health issues

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Teenager who took part in "terrifying" assault of Dublin boy who was stabbed avoids jail
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager who took part in "terrifying" assault of Dublin boy who was stabbed avoids jail

Oct 18th 2016, 5:23 PM 21,797 Views 0 Comments

The accused had arrived to the scene at a late stage of the assault in a taxi.

Monday 3 October, 2016

Man who stole Holy Sacrament from Dublin church sentenced to seven years
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Man who stole Holy Sacrament from Dublin church sentenced to seven years

Oct 3rd 2016, 3:24 PM 33,614 Views 86 Comments

The monstrance containing the sacrament has not been recovered.

Thursday 21 July, 2016

Boy who went on crime spree avoids jail because he doesn't turn 18 until tomorrow
# Shankill
# Shankill

Boy who went on crime spree avoids jail because he doesn't turn 18 until tomorrow

Jul 21st 2016, 3:50 PM 20,407 Views 0 Comments

The boy avoided jail by “a hair’s breadth”, the judge said.

Man sentenced to two years for slashing ex-girlfriend's brother with a kitchen knife
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Man sentenced to two years for slashing ex-girlfriend's brother with a kitchen knife

Jul 21st 2016, 6:05 AM 17,131 Views 51 Comments

Christopher Byrne (29) of Coolock, Dublin was acting under a “cloud of anger” when he left the teenager in a pool of blood.

Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'Exemplary' prisoner, convicted of heroin possession, left on Dublin street alone for an hour by guards
# Exceptional
# Exceptional

'Exemplary' prisoner, convicted of heroin possession, left on Dublin street alone for an hour by guards

Jul 5th 2016, 6:28 PM 40,900 Views 0 Comments

Joseph O’Neill, convicted of possessing €1.4 million worth of heroin, had been giving a speech at a conference in Dublin Castle.

Friday 1 July, 2016

Farewell to breakfast radio's odd couple
# Yexit
# Yexit

Farewell to breakfast radio's odd couple

Jul 1st 2016, 12:08 PM 42,602 Views 51 Comments

Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue and Ivan Yates have signed off on their breakfast show.

Serial's Adnan Syed could be free later this year after retrial decision
# America
# America

Serial's Adnan Syed could be free later this year after retrial decision

Jul 1st 2016, 10:44 AM 10,668 Views 6 Comments

There might not be enough evidence for a new trial, his campaigner says.

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