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# 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.
# number 27
Woman, who attacked and pulled clumps of hair from mum travelling with baby on Dublin Bus, avoids jail
Judge Martin Nolan noted that there were “pre-existing tensions” between the two families involved.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Dublin woman jailed for three years for possessing gun for 'self protection'
Niamh Fitzpatrick said the Smith and Wesson revolver was hidden in her Ringsend home due to her life being under threat.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Michael Lowry and refrigeration company fined €25k over submitting incorrect corporation tax returns
The Tipperary TD had faced eight charges relating to corporation tax returns stemming from dates between August 2002 and August 2007.
# Jailed
Dublin couple jailed over systematic neglect and physical abuse of the man's young daughter
The now 16-year-old had 46 separate injuries all over her body when she was examined by medical practitioners in 2008.
# Court
Convicted sex offender Anthony Luckwill given partially suspended sentence for child protection order breach
In July 2012, a court imposed 16 orders against him as part of child protection measures introduced in the Sex Offenders Act 2001.
# Courts
77-year-old avoids jail term for sexually assaulting seven-year-old neighbour
The judge suspended an 18-month sentence on strict conditions having noted that he was unlikely to re-offend.
# Courts
Mentally ill man who damaged de Valera's headstone given suspended sentence
John Moore, aged 59, broke the headstone in two and poured red paint over it.
# Christopher Connors
Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists
One of the three victims was a 13-year-old boy, who has since left Ireland as ‘he doesn’t feel safe here’.
# Dún Laoghaire
Teenager (15) sent forward to trial for attempted murder of woman on Dun Laoghaire seafront
The 15-year-old boy will face trial in the Circuit Criminal Court.
# Courts
40-year-old man to be sentenced in May for harassment of Sharon Ní Bheoláin
Conor O’Hora also pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing child pornography at his home.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Burglar, who almost bled to death after falling through skylight of target building, avoids jail time
38-year-old Stephen McCullagh, who claimed he had taken “20 tablets” before attempting the robbery, now has no feeling in his injured fingers.
# Dublin
Two men jailed for punching and kicking a female wheelchair user outside her home
The two men pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes
32-year-old Michael Cummins had been suffering a ‘paranoiac’ attack due to taking a cocktail of drugs, the court heard.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Man accused of attacking three women goes on trial
The court heard how a woman fought off her attacker outside her home.
# Ecstasy tablets
Rickshaw driver caught with €4,000 worth of drugs escapes with suspended sentence if she leaves Ireland
Gardaí said the woman’s work as a rickshaw driver drew their attention to her.
# Courts
Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison
Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour
# Courts
'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder
66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.
# Courts
Personal assistant who stole more than €1 million from her employers jailed for four years
Her former employers have been partially reimbursed and did not wish to make victim impact statements.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences
The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.
# Welfare Fraud
Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail
46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Woman who dressed as man to rob €10,000 given suspended sentence
The woman was struggling with financial difficulties when she carried out the ‘bizarre crime.’
# Circuit Criminal Court
Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service
Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Three-and-a-half years in jail for man who made menacing phone calls demanding money
Patrick Clarke made two phone calls to Paul Gilmartin, a man he did not know.
# Courts
Man who punched pensioner off his bike and broke his eye socket to be sentenced next month
27-year-old Ruzmond Muwaniri, who suffers from schizophrenia, is also facing sentencing for punching another man in the face and smashing his teeth.
# Courts
Man gets four-year sentence for setting a motorbike on fire on a Dublin city street
The court heard that the man, who has an alcohol problem, could not recall the incident.
# Portmarnock
Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service
Adam McCarthy expressed “genuine remorse” in court over the attack which left Niall McHale unconscious.
# Courts
Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail
31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.
# pleading the fifth
Gardaí have never investigated a State official shredding Seán FitzPatrick documents
The former Anglo Irish Bank chairman is accused of misleading auditors about multimillion euro loans from the years 2002 to 2007.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Court grants David Drumm free legal aid for upcoming trial
Drumm is facing two charges of conspiring to defraud depositors and investors by “dishonestly” inflating Anglo’s deposits figure by 7.2 billion in 2008.
# Courts
Man who hijacked nurse's car and "drove it like a mad man" while on drugs jailed for six years
In sentencing 25-year-old Christopher Coakley Judge Patricia Ryan noted he had been suffering a “drug-induced psychosis” at the time of the incident.
# Dublin
Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night out
The woman said she feared he would drive away from her house with her in the car.
# here till february
Jurors at Sean FitzPatrick trial told they'll be needed until well into next year
The trial, which has been running since September, has yet to pass the hearing of allegations stage.
# Circuit Criminal Court
24-year-old man given suspended sentence for headbutting fellow patron in Copper Face Jacks
Kelvin Lynch broke Barry Fitzgerald’s nose after coming under the impression he had taken his change.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Unaccompanied learner driver sentenced to nine months for hitting and killing teenager while speeding
Gareth Jones hit 16-year-old Paul McCormack while driving a Toyota Avensis unaccompanied in Finglas, Dublin, in June 2015.
# Courts
Man who suffered "unfathomable tragedy" avoids jail following cocaine sting
Noel Fitzgerald was detained by gardaí with €30,000 worth of cocaine cutting agent benzocaine in his possession.
# Courts
Man, pulled from burning car after high-speed pursuit crash, avoids jail term
32-year-old Kieran Cox had failed to make a left-hand turn, hit another parked car, and crashed into a pole before the car burst into flames.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Man who stole Holy Sacrament from Dublin church sentenced to seven years
The monstrance containing the sacrament has not been recovered.
# exceptional
'Exemplary' prisoner, convicted of heroin possession, left on Dublin street alone for an hour by guards
Joseph O’Neill, convicted of possessing €1.4 million worth of heroin, had been giving a speech at a conference in Dublin Castle.
# Swords
Mother avoids jail for harassment, including sending taxis and food deliveries to woman's home
The feud originated following the exchange of ‘very mild banter’ between the two women’s children at school.