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# Children's Court

This week
26th November 2023 - 1st December 2023
Teenager pleads guilty to his role in violent mugging of English tourist in Dublin's Temple Bar
The court heard the defendant was the person who delivered the second blow and rummaged in the man’s pockets when he was ‘forced to the ground’.
This year
Three teenage boys charged over Stephen Termini assault
Two other male juveniles were arrested and detained at north Dublin garda stations today in connection with the attack.
Teen who pleaded guilty to garda car ramming in Ballyfermot skips bail hearing
A bench warrant for gardaí to arrest the boy was issued by the judge.
Teen who 'refused to get out of bed' pleads guilty to garda car ramming in Ballyfermot
Videos of the Ballyfermot incident were shared widely on social media, with the clips showing collisions with the patrol vehicle cheered by on-lookers.
Last year
Youth who drove stolen bus for 30 minutes spared custodial sentence
The 17-year-old returned the bus and presented himself to gardaí.
Teen pleads guilty to stealing double-decker bus for 30 minutes
The court heard that the teenager, who had left his care facility in Cork, managed to get the bus started.
Dublin teen spared sentence for online harassment of BBC journalist
The teenage boy harassed BBC News Northern Ireland’s Aileen Moynagh and several RTÉ journalists.
Teen avoids custodial sentence over incident where girl was knocked under Dart at Howth Junction
The teenager, who was part of a rowdy gang intimidating commuters, was released on six months’ supervised probation.
15-year-old threatened to petrol bomb woman’s home in extortion attempt
The teenage boy demanded €700 and a PlayStation.
Girl admits robbing service station with duct tape gun
The incident happened at an Applegreen service station on Parnell Road in Dublin 12.
All time
Dublin male spared jail for knife attack on woman as young toddler watched
Jason Finnegan was given suspended sentences after pleading guilty to more than 30 charges.
17-year-old girl to go on trial for possession of child sex abuse images and videos
The material was allegedly in a Dropbox computer account in 2017.
Obsessive Dublin teen was behind web of harassment of BBC journalist
It was established that he had been barred from Twitter 150 times while using various aliases.
15-year-old motorcycle hijacker detained for five months
The boy was aged 14 at the time of the incident when he threatened to stab the victim and seized his motorbike.
Sentence deferred for teenager over vicious robbery attempt in Dublin
The incident occurred at Harbour Court in May 2019.
Teen pleads guilty to robbery attempted mugging in Dublin City alley
The 17-year old was a part of a group of youths that threatened a commuter with a Stanley blade.
Two teens charged with attack on man who was beaten with bicycle saddle
There was no medical report available because the attacked male has not been identified.
Two teens accused of attacking detainee in Oberstown Detention Centre
The court heard that the injured party chipped a tooth and needed dental care.
Teen accused of rape in south Dublin suburb
The defendant was 16 when the alleged incident happened.
13-year-old boy accused of torturing hedgehog in 'lengthy' attack
The boy appeared in court in Dublin accused of torturing the animal.
Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing
The two teengers are to be sentenced in four weeks’ time.
Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named
Despite the fact that the two boys have been convicted, they still cannot be publicly named even after sentencing.
Boy (16) had semi-automatic weapon 'fully loaded and ready for use' under his bed, court hears
The boy was accused of unlawful possession of the gun and ammunition in December 2018.
Teen girl charged over Dublin face slash attack
The victim was seriously injured and hospitalised following the incident.
Boy (14) accused of Ana Kriegel murder sent to Criminal Court for trial
The boy made his seventh appearance at the Children’s Court today when he was served with a book of evidence.
13-year-old boy accused of Ana Kriegel murder sent forward for trial
The boy’s mother caressed his face during the hearing in the Children’s Court.
Boy jailed for 12 months as Dublin cyclists blighted by canals menace
A judge told the Children’s Court that the jailed teen’s criminality was of an “almost unimaginable” level.
Teenager (15) who allegedly stabbed woman he met on social media app refused bail for fourth time
A garda testified that he feared the teen would be “likely to commit murder if released”.
Two teenagers charged over spree of taxi robberies in Dublin
The pair have been charged with three counts of robberies of taxi robberies dating from last December.
Teenage girl left with permanent scars after being attacked by youth after they met through Facebook
The girl had rejected his sexual advances.
Dublin girl left 'afraid to leave the house' following 'horrific' attack by teen she met on Facebook
The then 16-year-old boy assaulted the girl in Dublin’s city centre after meeting her online via Facebook in 2014.
Teen accused of causing €50k damage at Oberstown young offenders centre
The 17-year-old boy is accused of assaulting a staff member and causing €54,000 worth of criminal damage.
Teenage boy spent more than €2,000 in shops with stolen bank card
The 16-year-old told Dublin Children’s Court he wanted to be sentenced.
Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'
This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.
Community was 'devastated' by teen joyrider, court told
One of them, a priest, was seriously injured and left unable perform his parish duties.
Teenager appears in court accused of raping girl on grounds of a Dublin college
There was no objection to bail subject to the youth obeying a number of conditions.
Teen boy to go on trial over alleged playground attack on girl (14)
The boy, who was aged 14, denies assault causing harm to the girl.
Schoolboy accused of false imprisonment of Joan Burton said he was "sorry" to gardaí
The 17-year-old boy denies falsely imprisoning the former Labour leader and her advisor Karen O’Connell.
"I worried what will happen if they manage to open the car doors" - Joan Burton
The former Labour leader and Tánaiste gave evidence today at a trial of a 17-year-old boy charged in connection with the Jobstown water charges protest in November 2014.
Mass rally to take place in support of water protesters ahead of trial of 17-year-old
The trial, due to begin next Monday, is the first relating to charges of false imprisonment in connection with the Jobstown protest which saw then-Tánaiste Joan Burton confined to her car for two hours in November 2014.