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#Patrick O'Brien

# patrick-obrien - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father

Fiona Doyle suffered a decade of sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

# patrick-obrien - Sunday 20 November, 2016

'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse

St Patrick’s Cathedral issued an apology on Friday but some are not fully happy with its response.

# patrick-obrien - Monday 20 June, 2016

Woman who killed grandfather returned to jail after failing to give up drink

Johanna Kelly had been freed from prison following her conviction for manslaughter on condition that she give up alcohol and engage with probation services.

# patrick-obrien - Friday 4 March, 2016

Missing Cavan man Patrick O'Brien has been found safe and well

The 62-year-old had been missing since Thursday evening.

# patrick-obrien - Monday 26 January, 2015

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor"

Patrick O’Brien will now spend another 7 years in jail after it was ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

# patrick-obrien - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

# patrick-obrien - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape

The Wicklow woman, who suffered a decade of abuse at the hands of her father, is backing the findings of a report on sentencing.

# patrick-obrien - Friday 1 February, 2013

Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts

While outrage is understandably high when particularly heinous crimes are committed, we are doing victims no service by letting emotions rule out rational debate on how to reform the justice system, writes Alan Greene.

# patrick-obrien - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle meets Taoiseach to discuss court experiences

Doyle, whose father was temporarily allowed to walk free after admitting raping her, met Enda Kenny this evening.

# patrick-obrien - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling

The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.

# patrick-obrien - Friday 25 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse

A “vindicated” Fiona Doyle will appear on RTE’s Late Late show this evening to speak about her case.

# patrick-obrien - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing

The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case

Patrick O’Brien, who was convicted of raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, had his bail revoked in court today.

Taoiseach has not yet arranged meeting with Fiona Doyle, daughter reveals

Kristel O’Brien spoke of her mother’s ‘heartbreak’ over this week’s controversial sentencing of her rapist and father Patrick O’Brien – who is due back in court this morning.

# patrick-obrien - Monday 21 January, 2013

'Urgent review' of sentencing needed after 72-year-old bailed for multiple rapes

The man was bailed by Mr Justice Paul Carney pending an appeal against his sentence for the rape and indecent assault of his daughter over the course of a decade.

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