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# Circuit Criminal Court

This year
Former Christian Brother jailed for indecent assault of five schoolboys nearly 50 years ago
The 87 year old was found guilty of 30 counts of indecent assault
Former 2FM DJ Nikki Hayes to be sentenced for money laundering €10,000 through bank account
Hayes pleaded guilty to possessing the money as the proceeds of crime in a Permanent TSB bank account in 2020.
Irish celebrity to face trial later this year for defilement of underage girl
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of three charges of engaging in sexual acts with a child.
Gambling addict who extorted money through social media 'exposure' threats is jailed
The court heard that the allegations made by the man were “without any foundation whatsoever”.
Alanna Quinn Idris tells court that life she knew came to 'abrupt end' on night of attack
Darragh Lyons will be sentenced tomorrow after he pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm and violent disorder on the night in question.
Security guard tells Roscommon eviction trial he was 'hit with batons' during alleged attack
Four men are accused of taking part in an attack on the repossessed farm outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon in 2018.
Security guard expected to find 'charred dead bodies' at scene of alleged Roscommon farm attack
Four men are accused of taking part in an attack on the repossessed farm outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon in 2018.
Garda witness denies error compromised preservation of scene after alleged Roscommon farm attack
Four men are accused of taking part in an attack on the repossessed farm outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon over five years ago.
Four men go on trial over 'sustained and brutal' attack on security personnel in Roscommon
Security personnel were guarding a repossessed house near Strokestown on 16 December, 2018 when the attack happened.
Man who told ex-partner he would 'kick the baby out of her' during attack jailed for 3 years
The judge said Daniel Lynch needed to address his relationship to women and that he has shown no genuine remorse.
Last year
Dublin man jailed for 'savage' assault on former partner
The judge said the description of the attacks was ‘pretty harrowing, adding that Doyle deserved a severe custodial sentence.
Jury sent home for the weekend in theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn
The jury deliberated for about three hours before suspending deliberations this afternoon.
Man who launched an unprovoked attack on a woman late at night jailed for two years
The incident took place a on Stephen’s Lane, Kilmainham on 14 June 2017.
Jury empanelled for trial of multi-million euro theft charges against former solicitor
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of around €27 million.
Man on trial accused of stealing €27 million from multiple financial institutions
The 53-year-old is facing 21 charges relating to the alleged theft of money from seven banks between 2005 and 2007.
Payroll administrator who stole over €870,000 from Virgin Media Television jailed for two years
The court heard that Kellie Walton worked as a payroll administrator with the company since 2006 and began stealing money in 2009.
Trial order for teen accused of knocking girl ‘head first’ under Dart at Howth junction station
A judge held that the boy’s case was too serious to stay in the Children’s Court.
All time
Man jailed after incident where he left an overturned car and attacked a local resident
Conor Clarke (29) was arrested in February 2019 for the incident.
Learner who drove her car over cyclist while unaccompanied avoids jail
Paulina Galantkiewicz told her trial that she “basically panicked” and hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.
Deliberations underway in trial of parents accused of neglect and cruelty of daughter
The child is now dependent on carers for her basic daily needs.
Teen who killed dog by kicking it over owner's head is jailed for six months
Josh Henney twice kicked the dog in its underbelly while its owner was speaking with his mother.
Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.
Father accused of child cruelty told gardaí he did not know how his daughter was injured
The trial is being held at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Convicted rapist throws Bible at judge before being sentenced to 16 years for harassment
Michael Murray had pleaded not guilty to making threats to kill against barristers who prosecuted him for rape in 2013.
Woman swallowed 112 capsules of cocaine before boarding flight to Dublin
She had been promised the equivalent of just under €1,150 to transport the drugs to Ireland, the court heard.
Taxi driver given suspended sentence for sexual assault after kissing a passenger without consent
The judge said the man’s behaviour was “totally and utterly unacceptable and it amounted to sexual assault”.
Former League of Ireland footballer who was caught moving €2.7 million in heroin is jailed
The court heard that Quinn had “a very significant gambling problem”.
Man who assaulted two gardai and bit one in the thigh jailed for two years
Michael Talbot (33) went on to scream abuse at gardaí and smeared blood all over his jail cell after he was eventually arrested, the court heard.
Man who robbed service station and threatened to stab garda jailed for two years
Ciaran O’Brien, who robbed the Celbridge service station while wearing tights on his head, pleaded guilty to all three charges.
Man stabbed 16 times and set on fire after ex-girlfriend falsely said he was garda informant, court hears
In 2015, Ciarán Murphy was found in a dog cage in his home by a passers-by who noticed his cottage was in flames.
29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche
The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.
Man convicted of assaulting transgender escort after alleged dispute over payment
Ben O’Reilly was acquitted of robbing Fernanda de Freitas’s cash and phone.
Jail for young mother who imported more than 1.5 kilos of cocaine into Ireland
Hyonaru Moreno received a sentence of two and a half years.
Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub
The man told gardaí he had taken 30 tablets and vodka before making the crank call.
Dublin motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist given suspended sentence
The motorist was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay the cyclist €10,000.
'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence
The man’s barrister told the court: “When he is sober, he is fine. When he is drunk, he is a nightmare.”
Banned driver who left student with 'catastrophic' brain injury jailed for eight years
Paul Connolly was under the influence of drugs and driving his young child to school when his car mounted the footpath.
Man who kicked his former partner in the face during attack jailed for five years
In her victim impact statement, the woman said she had to have surgery to repair her eye.
Teen who repeatedly slammed door into girl's head and set fire to her hair jailed for six years
Judge Melanie Greally imposed a three-year sentence for the “sadistic” and “degrading” assault.
Retired surgeon groped the "privates" of teenager he had operated on weeks earlier, trial told
Shine performed surgery on the teenager’s appendix at Lourdes hospital in 1971 when he was aged 13.