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# Circuit Criminal Court

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Courts
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”.
# Courts
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
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March 2023
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
This year
# strokestown
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.
# coercive control
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
# Assault
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.
# Michael Lynn
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.
# Courts
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.
# Court
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.
# Court
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.
# Courts
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
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# Courts
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Dublin
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”.
# keith quinn
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”.
# Finglas
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.
# Celbridge
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# deeply ashamed
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.
# Courts
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
'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.”
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# Circuit Criminal Court
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.
# michael shine
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.
# Sentenced
Former 'singing' priest jailed for 3½ years for indecent assault
Tony Walsh is currently serving a seven and a half year sentence for raping another boy three times in the 1980s.
# Court of Appeal
Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal
The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter between 1997 and 2001.
# Criminal Court
Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV
The victims told the court that the man would tell people to stay away from them because they had the virus.