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# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

July 2023
Father who gave false alibi for son in murder investigation given suspended sentence
Mark Casserly told gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of Wayne Whelan that his son, Anthony Casserly, was at home at the time of the murder.
Carer pleads guilty to stealing over €100,000 from elderly couple during Covid pandemic
Angela Manning, who had been the victim of online relationship fraud, pleaded guilty to stealing the money via ATM withdrawals.
Civilian garda employee gave info about Covid-19 checkpoints in return for cocaine, court hears
The court was told that Holly Hayden had engaged with addiction treatment services and apologised for her actions.
Retired school principal jailed for the indecent assault of a pupil over 40 years ago
Former Christian Brother Paul Hendrick pleaded guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault on dates between May 1980 and July 1984.
18-year-old pleads guilty to assault following attack that left Alanna Quinn Idris blind in one eye
Josh Cummins will be sentenced on 14 November.
This year
Man who imported machine gun components via Dublin Airport given suspended sentence
Damien Graham pleaded guilty after bringing the components from a Florida gun show to Ireland.
Man who drove into bus lane and fatally hit pedestrian is given suspended sentence
Carl Scully pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of Anthony Hanney in 2018.
Retired RTÉ cameraman to be sentenced later for sexual assault of his daughter decades ago
The victim made a complaint in 2019, in which she said she was sexually assaulted by her father at the age of 16.
Man jailed for four years for injuring garda while ramming patrol car
Trevor Brown (40) reversed a stolen pick-up truck at speed at a parked patrol car.
Dublin man who sold ‘dodgy boxes’ sentenced to 240 hours of community service
The judge said that it was a ‘sneaky type of offence’.
Man tells trial he was tied to tree as a child and abused by former sports coach
There are five complainants in the case, all men now in their 40s and 50s.
Retired priest (93) who lost control of his car outside a church, leaving one dead, avoids jail
The retired priest told gardaí that the car moved quickly forward and he didn’t know what caused it to move so fast.
Cork man who bound and gagged young woman in Dublin alleyway sentenced to 10 years in prison
The judge said Fitzgerald had ‘a plan’, and had bought duct tape and a hammer that day.
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.
Dublin man jailed for four and a half years for assault on mother of his children
The man pleaded guilty to the charges including causing harm, criminal damage by arson, and breach of a protection order.
Man who slashed two fellow homeless men ‘while on crystal meth’ is jailed for five years
Vincent Brady pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm to his victims in May 2021.
Man jailed over €12k graffiti damage after daubing slogans about brother's death
The court heard that Ray Burke was “obsessed with feelings of injustice” in relation to his brother, who died a number of years ago.
Burglar who got stuck in blinds and was beaten with a golf club by homeowner is jailed
Gary Bailey (45) pleaded guilty to burglary on a property in Dundrum, Co Dublin in July 2022.
Man who ran over former partner's leg with his car is jailed for four years
Samy Taib also pleaded guilty to a separate incident which involved a 20-minute high speed chase with gardaí.
Last year
Woman tells court that emotional abuse she suffered in controlling relationship was like torture
Daniel Lynch pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to coercive control of the woman on dates between September 2020 and January 2022.
Man gets suspended sentence for assaulting his wife and killing family puppy
The judge described the man’s actions as “truly despicable behaviour”.
Garda jailed for three years three months for the domestic abuse of his terminally-ill partner
Paul Moody of St Rapheals Manor, Celbridge, Kildare, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to a charge of coercive control.
Convicted paedophile priest Tony Walsh sentenced to four more years for indecent assaults
Judge Martin Nolan described the crimes of Tony Walsh (72), who was formally dismissed from the priesthood in 1996, as evil.
Man jailed for four and a half months after assaulting his partner in 2020
Piotr Konieczny was arrested on the night while he was sleeping but questioning was suspended due to his intoxicated state.
Man assaulted girlfriend because he wanted to stay up partying and she wanted to go to bed
Daniel Prenderville repeatedly kicked his partner on the face.
Martial arts instructor jailed for four years for sexually exploiting three of his students
The man moved to the UK in 2016 before he was charged with any offences, but was extradited back to Ireland last year.
Man who drove over garda's leg during pursuit jailed for four years
James Flood pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct which resulted in the injury of a member of the gardaí.
Man jailed for three years over attack on first-year student at DCU
The court had heard two men attacked the student as he was returning from a shop to his on-campus accommodation.
Toddler who died after ingesting methadone sustained 'devastating brain injury', court told
Sadie Douglas has pleaded not guilty to one count of wilful neglect.
Man who carried out late night unprovoked attack in Dublin city centre is jailed
The court heard that the victim of the attack suffered a bleed to the brain, a fracture to the skull and a fractured eye socket.
Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today
The jury was told Mr Lynn tried to divert blame onto the courts, the prosecution, Michael Fingleton, the late Sean Fitzpatrick, the Brazilian and Irish authorities
Man who mugged elderly woman after she won €23,000 in a Dublin casino remanded in custody
Iancu Nicola (30) mugged the victim as she was collecting post from the postbox outside her home.
Ex-solicitor Lynn tells trial he was 'greedy' and 'too driven' but 'not a thief'
Michael Lynn described his relationship with senior figures in Irish banking in the Celtic Tiger era.
Man jailed for attacking elderly neighbour during burglary while on bail
Alan Downey has 40 previous convictions, including convictions for assault causing harm, theft and possession of knives.
Man who mugged four elderly women jailed for six years
Joseph Curran (22) stole bags from all four women, knocking three of them to the ground in the process, including a woman in her 80s.
Wicklow man who sexually assaulted his best friend jailed for 15 months
The man was sentenced to 27 months with the final 12 suspended by the judge.
Man jailed for two years over fatal one-punch attack on father-of-four
Ian Moore (31) pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Jason Kearney in September 2020.
Man jailed for striking his partner in the face with a bottle and saucepan
Ainars Grants of Queen Street, Dublin 2, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman on 13 August 2020.
Man who secretly captured intimate images of two women in bathrooms to be sentenced
Judge Orla Crowe remanded Anthony Dunne (61) on continuing bail and adjourned the matter for finalisation on 5 April, next.
Man who sexually assaulted women on the Luas and a Galway bus jailed for sixteen months
The court heard that Murad Kandokar (49) is currently serving time in the Midlands prison for a similar sexual assault.