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# Jail

Last month
May 2023
# Cabinet
Jail-time for assaulting Gardaí or ramming Garda vehicles to increase to 12 years
Minister for Justice Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval to amend the law.
Last year
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.
All time
# UK
Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.
# Relief
France World Cup winner Hernandez avoids jail
The suspension of the sentence will be for a period of four years.
# Courts
Getaway driver in bid by organised crime gang to murder man in west Dublin jailed for ten years
The judge said Lee Boylan was shot three times at close range.
# Robbery
Man jailed for mugging tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
The incident happened in October 2019.
# Punishment
Marseille fan jailed, 11 more described as 'imbeciles'
Hundreds of angry supporters broke into the club’s training ground late last month.
# Ecuador
At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots
The military was deployed to help police quell the uprising.
# Courts
Limerick truck driver jailed for importing €1.6 million worth of drugs to Ireland
Alyvydus Simkus received a three-and-a-half-year sentence in court today.
# Rise
From the flats in Dublin city to Arsenal FC: 'It 100% kept me away from drugs, jail and heartache'
Former Ireland international Susan Heapes on overcoming the challenges of her upbringing to become a footballer.
# Courts
Man (29) jailed after asking teenage boys to send him naked pictures over social media
The judge suspended three-and-a-half years of his sentence due to underlying problems.
# Dublin
Man who destroyed evidence in garda station and urinated in cell jailed
Rhys Moran (24) was jailed for four years.
# Courts
Man who shot bystander in chest at Dublin scrapyard jailed for five years
The incident took place on 4 August 2018.
# Courts
Man who threatened to kill neighbours while on the run from prison jailed for four years
The 21-year-old had absconded from a Wicklow prison when he carried out the offence.
# Jail
Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000
Leendert Stolk fraudulently used a school stamp while claiming child benefit for his two children between 2011 and 2018, a court heard today.
# Dublin
Man who sexually assaulted flatmate while she was sleeping jailed
The 29-year-old Italian man pleaded guilty.
# England
Woman who posed as a boy to sexually assault teenage girls is jailed for eight years
The woman concealed her hair beneath a baseball cap and baggy clothes.
# Foster Care
Man jailed for 12 years for raping his 16-year-old foster daughter
The conviction followed a trial at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last July.
# Murder
Teenager who murdered his girlfriend after she dumped him is sentenced to life in UK court
He returned to school after the murder and the girl’s father discovered her four hours later.
Brazil's former President Lula released from jail after supreme court ruling
Lula led Brazil through a historic boom from 2003 to 2010.
# Cork
Man who raped his neighbour handed seven and a half year sentence by judge
The court heard that the man was asked to leave his neighbour’s house but instead followed her to her bedroom.
# Dublin
Woman jailed for kicking expectant mother in stomach
Joyce Conlon was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
# Gary Watson
Man who was cleared of murdering former soldier is jailed for stabbing another man on same night
Gary Watson was convicted by a jury last February.
# paul manafort
Trump's ex-campaign chief sentenced to almost four years in prison
Paul Manafort was jailed for tax crimes and bank fraud.
# Courts
Man who slashed Luas passenger in the face with a flick knife jailed for 5 years
The Judge said it was ironic that the 28-year-old man’s actions were a “warped manifestation” of his devotion to his family.
# Cork
Many prisoners on Spike Island may have been from 'black spots of disadvantage'
Spike Island initially became a convict depot in 1847.
# pastoral care
Irish Prison Service recruiting chaplains to 'encourage and support' inmates
There are vacancies in a number of prisons including Mountjoy.
# Oberstown
Teen who caused €50,000 in damage to detention centre jailed for four years
On one occasion Michael Ward set fire to a room.
# met police
'Parasitic fraud': Man and woman jailed for claiming to have lived in Grenfell Tower
The judge said that this was “a parasitic fraud in the wake of a human catastrophe”.
# Banged Up
Calls for 'nuance' after judge suggests reform of the law around jailing elderly people
A High Court judge called for the Irish Penal Reform Trust to take a look at the matter.
# Sentenced
Here's who been jailed over Ireland's banking crisis so far
David Drumm has became the fourth person to be jailed over his role in a bank fraud scheme 10 years ago.
# Court Fines
Over 2,000 people jailed for non-payment of fines last year
The latest figures shows there has been a significant drop in the number of imprisonments following new legislation.
# hunting knife
Man jailed for 18.5 years for 'brutal' attacks and sexual assaults on women
The premeditated attacks involved a leather belt, a hunting knife, duct tape and cable ties.
# Courts
Three teenagers sentenced to five years in prison for roles in 'rampage' at Oberstown
During the incident a roof was set on fire and missiles were thrown at staff, gardaí and fire officers.
Man jailed for robbing bank is released... then robs the same bank the next day
Markiko Sonnie Lewis allegedly robbed the bank in Cleveland, Ohio on his first full day of freedom while on parole for the earlier crime.
# Courts
77-year-old avoids jail term for sexually assaulting seven-year-old neighbour
The judge suspended an 18-month sentence on strict conditions having noted that he was unlikely to re-offend.
# South Africa
South Africa's highest court rejects Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal 13 year jail sentence for murder of girlfriend
The former Paralympic athlete had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term.
# Jailed
Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption
The trial lasted more than 10 months and highlighted shady links between big business and politics in South Korea.
# Salman Khan
Bollywood superstar jailed for five years for killing endangered antelopes 20 years ago
Bad boy actor Salman Khan had earlier been found guilty of killing endangered wildlife nearly two decades ago.
# Anniversary
Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release
The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.