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# Cork Circuit Criminal Court

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Man jailed for ten years for chemical attack which led to loss of victim's eye
Three brothers living in the same property were attacked in a similar fashion by 35-year-old John Paul Carey,
This year
Woman who made false allegations against solicitors, social workers and garda is jailed
The judge said the “vindictive campaign” of unfounded allegations made by Sonya Egan had caused untold damage to her victims.
Gang member who called to wrong house to collect drug debt and threatened homeowners jailed
The court heard Jamie Gavigan threatened to burn down the property if the homeowners didn’t hand over €8,500.
Last year
Man jailed for three-and-a-half years after claiming dead parents' pensions for over 30 years
The fraudulent claims were the largest and longest-running cases of welfare fraud in the history of the State.
All time
Man jailed for two years for sexual activity with 15-year-old boy and filming men in cubicles
Garfield Ebbs pleaded guilty to five charges of engaging in different types of offensive sexual behaviour.
Judge warns of danger of one-punch assaults as college student avoids jail after he hit fellow student
A 21-year-old college student has been given a suspended sentence after causing injuries in an assault.
Suspended sentence for woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees
Jones said that she was just trying to protect the environment.
Opinion: ‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'
Last week, Sioned Jones was found not guilty of criminal damage of a Coillte Forest but guilty of a second charge of stealing firewood.
Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail
The jury found the 61-year-old guilty of a second charge of dishonestly appropriating felled spruce wood.
Man who scammed €10,000 in funeral savings from 74-year-old woman is jailed for three years
The pensioner had set the money aside for her funeral before she was preyed on by the bogus tradesman.
Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward
The assault on a 17-year-old girl by Andrew O’Donovan was only interrupted because his heart monitor began to accelerate.
Teenager who fled the scene after he knocked down toddler jailed for four years
Nathan O’Reilly (17) was also given a twenty-year driving disqualification.
Man jailed for trying to poison co-worker with lethal chemical he saw on TV
Thomas Lynch told his fellow employees that he planned to put a liquid on his co-worker’s car, which could kill him in 24 hours.
Man jailed for assaulting nine-month-old girl, leaving her with life-threatening skull fracture
The 26-year-old man assaulted his then partner’s nine-month-old daughter.
Man found guilty of manslaughter of Cork pensioner in 'one punch' attack
Jonathan O’Sullivan (28) had pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of Finbar Lehane (65).
Man who sexually assaulted comatose woman to be sent to jail following appeal of 'unduly lenient' sentence
The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman in Cork city centre in February 2016.
18 months' jail for Garda's assault over "gay shirt" remark
An off-duty garda is given 18 months in jail after attacking man who said his brother’s top was a “gay shirt”.