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# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Last year
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.
Man who avoided prison for ‘devastating one-punch attack’ is jailed on appeal
Stephen Duffy (28) had pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm to Darren Darley (50).
Michael Lynn was 'embarrassed and annoyed' about delay in clearing a €1.9m loan, trial hears
The former solicitor (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
Parents who engaged in 'savage' abuse of their daughter jailed for 14 years
The girl is now in a care centre and can no longer walk, talk or sit independently since the brain injury.
INBS boss wanted someone else to 'take the flak' for €4m loan write off, Lynn trial hears
The former solicitor (53) is accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions.
Trial hears €4.1m loan would not have been issued to former solicitor if officials knew about other mortgage
The prosecution is arguing that Michael Lynn got multiple mortgages on the same properties, but banks were unaware of this.
Trial order for teen accused of knocking girl ‘head first’ under Dart at Howth junction station
A judge held that the boy’s case was too serious to stay in the Children’s Court.
All time
Man who sexually assaulted a woman 12 days into a suspended sentence is jailed
Liam Vickers (24) was previously given a two-year suspended sentence in January 2021 after pleading guilty to assault.
Man who stole €12,000 through a rental scam remanded on bail
Anthony Byrne (40) pleaded guilty to four charges of inducing another to pay him €3,000 by deception and use of a false instrument.
Former RTÉ producer videoed himself sexually abusing a child in the Philippines, court hears
He called the child “beautiful” during the assault.
Office manager who stole €80,000 from a charity-run playgroup is jailed
Avril O’Brien (51) pleaded guilty to 11 sample counts of stealing money from the playgroup.
Man (55) who sexually assaulted four of his nieces jailed for three years
The man abused his four nieces between 1991 and 2003.
Deliberations underway in trial of parents accused of neglect and cruelty of daughter
The child is now dependent on carers for her basic daily needs.
Teen who killed dog by kicking it over owner's head is jailed for six months
Josh Henney twice kicked the dog in its underbelly while its owner was speaking with his mother.
Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.
Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.
Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack
The victim in the assault has limited use of his arm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told.
Man caught trying to meet child for sex after replying to fake dating profile, court hears
The actual person behind the profile was a member of a volunteer group trying to locate online predators, the court heard.
Woman pleads guilty to stealing over €105,000 from Virgin Media Television
Kellie Walton was remanded on continuing bail.
Man emerged from overturned car and attacked local resident, court hears
Conor Clarke (29) attacked a resident of the street his car overturned on in February 2019.
Woman swallowed 112 capsules of cocaine before boarding flight to Dublin
She had been promised the equivalent of just under €1,150 to transport the drugs to Ireland, the court heard.
Man who stabbed brother four times following card game row jailed for nine months
The accused stabbed his brother on several occasions while he was in a car with his wife and six children.
Man jailed after hijacking car from parent outside Tallaght creche
Thomas McDonnell was in a ‘drug-induced psychosis’ when he threw himself over the bonnet of the injured party’s car, the court heard.
Judge warns of jailtime for young people who launder money for criminal gangs
Judge Martin Nolan handed down a two-year suspended sentence for a man who had laundered €58,000 of stolen money.
Teachers intervened as father beats child in school, court hears
The child told his teachers: “When I go home I am going to get it. I am dead.”
Woman jailed after being found with thousands of 'depraved' child abuse images
A judge has sentenced the woman to prison for three years.
Garda ‘thought she was going to die’ during attack by husband
The victim said her daughter witnessed the attack and that at one point she may have blacked out.
Eight years prison for Cavan man caught with €2.5 million worth of cocaine in his van
The former publican was caught with the drugs by gardai acting on confidential information.
Man receives fully suspended sentence after being found guilty of possession of child abuse images
Ciaran Moore (63) told gardaí that he had been the victim of sexual abuse as a child himself but said he had never done anything to any child.
Man jailed for five years over 'humiliating' attack and false imprisonment
Myles Connors cut the victim’s hair and forced him into a car to bring him to an ATM to “get any money he had”.
Woman left 'black and blue' fighting her way free during abduction attempt
Martin Gallagher told gardaí in an interview that the attack was “a joke that went wrong”.
Man convicted of assaulting partner admits threats aimed at stopping her giving evidence
Noel McCabe has 34 previous convictions including assault, possession of ammunition, production of an article and road traffic offences.