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#Convictions

# convictions - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
# Courts
# Courts

Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful

Feb 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 16,615 Views 23 Comments

The Labour senator says any downplaying of the seriousness of sexual assaults in the courts will cause the further regression of social attitudes towards these crimes.

# convictions - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life - I hope you take it': The convictions of Boy A and B
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

'You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life - I hope you take it': The convictions of Boy A and B

Nov 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,843 Views 0 Comments

“Her family must bear their grief. You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life – I hope you take it.”

# convictions - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family
# Courts
# Courts

Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family

Oct 29th 2019, 9:30 PM 28,516 Views 14 Comments

The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

# convictions - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry
# Convictions
# Convictions

Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry

Jan 31st 2019, 6:01 AM 29,870 Views 43 Comments

Gardáí have had success in their fight against the heroin trade in recent weeks.

# convictions - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman
# Sex Offender
# Sex Offender

Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman

Jan 15th 2019, 11:55 AM 42,662 Views 6 Comments

Officers have made him a person of interest in the case.

# convictions - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home
# Courts
# Courts

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

Jul 5th 2018, 7:10 PM 12,658 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.

# convictions - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes

Feb 27th 2018, 8:04 PM 19,848 Views 0 Comments

32-year-old Michael Cummins had been suffering a ‘paranoiac’ attack due to taking a cocktail of drugs, the court heard.

# convictions - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse
# Convictions
From The42
# Convictions

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

Feb 15th 2018, 2:10 PM 12,379 Views 0 Comments

The 64-year-old has been found guilty of a further seven sex offences today.

# convictions - Monday 17 July, 2017

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?

Jul 17th 2017, 10:02 AM 26,389 Views 117 Comments

The National Drugs Strategy, which will be published later today, looks at decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs.

# convictions - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck

May 17th 2017, 6:17 AM 16,026 Views 0 Comments

Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.

# convictions - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car
# Courts
# Courts

Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car

Jan 21st 2017, 9:15 AM 25,167 Views 27 Comments

He had 57 previous convictions,

# convictions - Monday 2 January, 2017

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland
# Banned
# Banned

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 12,162 Views 34 Comments

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.

# convictions - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here
# Courts
# Courts

High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here

Aug 9th 2016, 1:39 PM 20,777 Views 0 Comments

The man had previously been jailed here for the possession and sale of drugs.

# convictions - Monday 4 July, 2016

More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016
# France
# France

More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016

Jul 4th 2016, 9:52 PM 18,871 Views 11 Comments

French authorities have mobilised about 90,000 security forces and private guards for Euro 2016.

# convictions - Friday 29 April, 2016

From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past
# Walking Free
# Walking Free

From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past

Apr 29th 2016, 10:00 AM 31,504 Views 46 Comments

A new law means that now around 85% of all convictions will be spent after seven years.

# convictions - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving
# Convictions
# Convictions

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving

Oct 27th 2015, 8:25 AM 8,584 Views 23 Comments

That’s double what had been reported.

# convictions - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world
# Freed From Jail
# Freed From Jail

Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world

Sep 3rd 2015, 6:05 AM 21,708 Views 11 Comments

They were kept in jail for three decades and recently received a payout of $750k each.

# convictions - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills
# Incredibly Cruel
# Incredibly Cruel

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills

Jul 28th 2015, 5:07 PM 34,710 Views 114 Comments

He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.

# convictions - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

Jun 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 46,036 Views 52 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses…

# convictions - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?
# Law On Paper
# Law On Paper

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:15 AM 10,890 Views 68 Comments

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# convictions - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally

Jun 4th 2014, 12:47 PM 15,317 Views 15 Comments

Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.

# convictions - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month
# GoSafe
# GoSafe

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

Apr 16th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,634 Views 35 Comments

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

# convictions - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases
# Convictions
# Convictions

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases

Oct 30th 2013, 8:29 PM 13,078 Views 48 Comments

A man and a woman were found supplying unauthorised prescription medicines for the condition.

# convictions - Friday 30 August, 2013

New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year

Aug 30th 2013, 8:46 AM 4,615 Views 41 Comments

The Department of Justice published the figures, which show the rate of convictions and non-convictions.

# convictions - Thursday 11 April, 2013

88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012
# Dog Control
# Dog Control

88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012

Apr 11th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,000 Views 18 Comments

A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.

# convictions - Friday 5 October, 2012

Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers
# Emergency Workers
# Emergency Workers

Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers

Oct 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,390 Views 68 Comments

Fianna Fáil proposed legislation will call for a crackdown on those convicted of assaulting or threatening an emergency worker in the line of duty.

# convictions - Monday 4 June, 2012

Four men who planned shooting spree at Danish newspaper imprisoned
# Denmark
# Denmark

Four men who planned shooting spree at Danish newspaper imprisoned

Jun 4th 2012, 6:34 PM 2,440 Views 8 Comments

The men were arrested nearly two years ago after they planned to carry out a shooting spree at the offices of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

# convictions - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case
# UK
# UK

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case

May 9th 2012, 12:39 PM 3,540 Views 14 Comments

The men, all of South Asian descent, were found to have lured girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. Far-right parties protested outside the court

# convictions - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year
# DPP
# DPP

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year

Nov 1st 2011, 6:41 PM 893 Views 6 Comments

However, about 3,312 suspects were not prosecuted by the DPP because of a lack of sufficient evidence in Garda files.

# convictions - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer
# Forensics
# Forensics

Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer

Oct 20th 2011, 12:09 PM 367 Views 6 Comments

A defence lawyer warns that defendants are less equipped than prosecutors when it comes to engaging forensic experts to testify – increasing the danger of unsafe convictions.