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# jailed - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Cork man jailed for 12 years for “horrific sustained attack” on woman

He woke the woman with a slap to her face and told her if she ever wanted to see her son again she would comply.

# jailed - Monday 29 February, 2016

Asylum seeker (22) jailed for five years for raping woman

He had met her on a night out and offered her a lift home.

# jailed - Friday 12 February, 2016

Man jailed for three years for assaulting woman walking home after night out

He told the woman that he would throw her into the canal if she kept moving.

# jailed - Thursday 4 February, 2016

"Very, very nasty" man who tried to bite a Garda and said "I have the virus" jailed

Noel Kinsella was sentenced for obstruction after refusing to be searched.

# jailed - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Student jailed for 11 months for wrecking holiday home on St Patrick's Day

The judge said he had no choice but to impose a custodial sentence.

# jailed - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Murderer convicted of burning down a family home days after he was released from prison

A woman rescued her mother and younger brother from the house.

# jailed - Friday 11 December, 2015

# jailed - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Professor jailed for force-feeding student faeces

The man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

# jailed - Friday 13 November, 2015

Man who raped two young girls in Athlone moves to appeal 'excessive' life sentence

The 32-year-old man is looking to appeal his sentence, arguing that he co-operated fully with the investigation.

# jailed - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Woman in prosthetic penis case jailed for eight years

Gayle Newland denied strapping bandages to her chest and wearing a woollen hat to disguise herself.

# jailed - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Man caught cycling with stolen phone box under his jacket is jailed for three years

Judge Martin Nolan said Austin Byrne (38) was either a “very incompetent or very unlucky” burglar.

# jailed - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Judge brands man (67) who kissed teenager without consent "nuisance to society"

The girl later told gardaí that a passerby did nothing to help as the man kissed her repeatedly on her face.

# jailed - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Man 'risked his life' by swallowing cannabis pellets to get money for his sick mum

The Spanish national swallowed 107 pellets. He was jailed for 18 months.

# jailed - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Man who tried to rape woman after climbing drainpipe sentenced to six years

The 33-year-old has been convicted of attempted rape and indecent assault.

# jailed - Friday 4 September, 2015

Man jailed for trying to sell dirty socks as weed

As you do.

# jailed - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Woman in China avoids prison for ten years by getting pregnant 13 times

It is unclear how many of the pregnancies were carried to full term.

# jailed - Friday 7 August, 2015

Irishman held for two years in Gran Canaria without charge

Kenneth Coalter was arrested after two people whose boat he had repaired were arrested for drug trafficking.

# jailed - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Half of the people imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for not paying fines

People are released after very short periods but are left with a prison record.

# jailed - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Man who was "ready for jihad" sobs "I am an American" as he is jailed

The man had bought a one-way ticket to join ISIS.

A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower

Jason Falbo plead guilty to animal cruelty charges.

# jailed - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Romanian national falsely claimed social welfare 463 times

The 32-year-old stole at least €85,000 from the State, and has been jailed for three years.

# jailed - Friday 3 July, 2015

Man jailed for assaulting brothers after calling one of them a "culchie"

He asked one of the brothers “What are you looking at?” before punching him in the face.

# jailed - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Married couple jailed after stealing over €64,000 from elderly neighbour

They fraudulently cashed cheques, used a credit card in his name and withdrew cash from his bank account.

# jailed - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Woman jailed for stealing €57,000 to pay for her father's kidney transplant

She will spend almost two years in prison.

# jailed - Monday 15 June, 2015

Woman jailed for killing five of her newborn babies and hiding them in a freezer

The woman told the court that the children were all stillborn.

# jailed - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Three Irish men have been jailed for running a rooftop repair scam on the elderly

The men were sentenced to between 8 and 13 months in jail in the southwestern city of Perth, Australia.

# jailed - Monday 20 April, 2015

Belly dancer jailed for six months - because her outfit looked like the Egyptian flag

The dancer, known as Safinaz, was fined E£15,000 (€1,800) but has been released on bail pending an appeal.

# jailed - Friday 10 April, 2015

Boy, 13, jailed for life for stabbing Irish man to death

Corkman Christopher Barry died after being stabbed twice in London.

# jailed - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Burglar caught from DNA on a fizzy drink can he left at kitchen sink

Traces of his DNA were found on the rim of the can.

# jailed - Friday 13 March, 2015

TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys

Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.

# jailed - Monday 9 March, 2015

Here's why the water protesters were freed from prison...

Their lawyers appealed on the basis of problems with a ‘committal warrant’. But what was the basis of the argument?

# jailed - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda"

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

# jailed - Friday 9 January, 2015

British preacher Abu Hamza sentenced to life in prison

The hook-handed imam, blind in one eye and a double-hand amputee, was a tabloid bogeyman in Britain after the 9/11 attacks for preaching vitriolic, anti-American sermons.

# jailed - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Man sent to jail... for buying and eating three tigers

He bought the tigers for “a huge amount of money”, Chinese media says.

# jailed - Friday 12 December, 2014

Burglar jailed after pensioner dies from heart attack during robbery

72-year-old Bertie Acheson died at his home in Coleraine.

# jailed - Monday 24 November, 2014

Taxi-driver who tried to rape Irishwoman in Dubai to serve three years

The man, a Bangladeshi national, had threatened to kill the woman if she told police about the incident.

# jailed - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Captain of Korean ferry that killed over 300 escapes death penalty but sentenced to 36 years in prison

A three-judge panel said prosecutors failed to prove Lee Jun-Seok had acted intentionally.

# jailed - Friday 10 October, 2014

Kathleen Chada to appear on the Late Late Show tonight

The mother of Eoghan and Ruairí will speak to Ryan Tubridy about her sons’ tragic deaths.

# jailed - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Who is Breifne O'Brien? Corkman, charlatan, Celtic Tiger conman...

Find out more about the man who encapsulated the Celtic Tiger with his fall from grace.

# jailed - Thursday 2 October, 2014

"Charmer" who knowingly infected woman with HIV is jailed for 12 years

This was his second time being jailed for a similar crime.