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# Convictions

This year
Man jailed for three years after sexually assaulting a teenage girl on public transport
The man has over 200 convictions and is due to stand trial on a separate matter later this year.
Prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against singer R Kelly after federal convictions
Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in a New York case.
Last year
Plans to disregard historic convictions of gay men have raised 'range of complex issues'
A working group examining the issue has said it has proven difficult to estimate how many people might be eligible to have their past offences disregarded.
All time
Ivana Bacik: Any trivialising of gender-based violence by the courts is unhelpful
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.
'You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life - I hope you take it': The convictions of Boy A and B
“Her family must bear their grief. You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life – I hope you take it.”
Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family
The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.
Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry
Gardáí have had success in their fight against the heroin trade in recent weeks.
Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman
Officers have made him a person of interest in the case.
Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home
The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.
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.
Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse
The 64-year-old has been found guilty of a further seven sex offences today.
Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?
The National Drugs Strategy, which will be published later today, looks at decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs.
Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck
Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.
Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car
He had 57 previous convictions,
No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.
High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here
The man had previously been jailed here for the possession and sale of drugs.
More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016
French authorities have mobilised about 90,000 security forces and private guards for Euro 2016.
From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past
A new law means that now around 85% of all convictions will be spent after seven years.
The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving
That’s double what had been reported.
Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world
They were kept in jail for three decades and recently received a payout of $750k each.
Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills
He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.
Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
We’ll give you three guesses…
Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?
FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.
Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally
Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.
Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month
There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.
Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases
A man and a woman were found supplying unauthorised prescription medicines for the condition.
New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year
The Department of Justice published the figures, which show the rate of convictions and non-convictions.
88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012
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.
Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers
Fianna Fáil proposed legislation will call for a crackdown on those convicted of assaulting or threatening an emergency worker in the line of duty.
Four men who planned shooting spree at Danish newspaper imprisoned
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.
UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case
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
DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year
However, about 3,312 suspects were not prosecuted by the DPP because of a lack of sufficient evidence in Garda files.
Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer
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.