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# Sentencing

Last month
January 2023
# Courts
Man jailed for seven and half years for early morning spree of knife point robberies
In a 45 minute time period the man carried out two robberies, three attempted robberies, one hijacking of a pedal bicycle, all in the Finglas area.
# Court
Teen who stabbed 16-year-old in Liffey Valley carpark sentenced to three years
Without medical intervention there was a strong possibility the boy could have died from the seven stab wounds, the judge said.
Last year
2022
# Victim Impact Statement
Husband of murdered Urantsetseg Tserendorj says it is hard to carry on living after her death
Tserendorj was stabbed in Dublin city on 20 January 2021, after a teenager attempted to rob her.
# Sentencing
Man who paid woman for access to her children for sexual gratification to be sentenced next week
Sentencing is due to continue on Monday.
# dean kerrie
Youth who stabbed and killed fisherman jailed for three-and-a-half years
The incident happened in Waterford in 2018.
# Courts
Rapist who threatened to cut off ex-partner's fingers receives 10 year sentence
The man was convicted of two counts of rape, two of oral rape, two of sexual assault and two threats to kill or cause serious harm
# Court
Former soldier Lisa Smith sentenced to 15 months for Islamic State membership
Smith, 40, was found guilty in May of membership of the terror group but acquitted of financing terrorism.
# Trial
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in jail for sex crimes
Prosecutors had asked that Maxwell receive between 30 and 55 years in jail.
# Sentencing
Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell facing up to 65 years in prison
The British socialite lured young girls to massage rooms for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
# Ghislaine Maxwell
Seven accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing judge
Four women testified at Maxwell’s month-long trial.
# Sentencing
British rapper Dizzee Rascal handed restraining order and curfew for assaulting ex-fiancee
Dizzee Rascal appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court this morning to be sentenced for assault.
All time
Voices
Opinion: Ireland is tarnished by its use of prisons to house the unwanted and mentally ill
Professor Kathleen Lynch says our prison system has too long been used to incarcerate those who have additional needs.
# kevin lunney
Three men found guilty of Kevin Lunney abduction and torture sentenced to between 18 and 30 years
The three men had denied the charges.
# Sentencing
Kevin Lunney: 'My family's anguish is a greater torment to me than the physical pain of the attack'
Three men were found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting him earlier this month. Sentencing is due on 20 December.
Voices
Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message
CEO of Women’s Aid Sarah Benson says the judiciary and other legal professionals need more training on how best to handle domestic violence cases.
# Sentencing
Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder
Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 for the murder of 60-year-old John Lowe.
# Courts
Aaron Brady sentenced to minimum of 40 years in prison for the capital murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe
Brady was found guilty by a jury in August.
# central crimiinal court
'I fought for him like a lion': Mother of manslaughter victim with genetic disorder says he was picked on all his life
Dmitry Hrynkevich (24) died after suffering multiple injuries to his head, face and neck in 2015.
# Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford sentenced to life in prison for cocaine-fuelled murder of man in Limerick pub
Patrick O’Connor was just 24-years-old when he died.
# Sentencing
Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade
White-collar crimes and child offenders were given particular consideration in a new report from the Law Reform Commission.
# London
British teenager to be sentenced for throwing boy off Tate Modern balcony
Jonty Bravery (18) has admitted trying to kill the child on the viewing platform of the gallery in August last year.
# Courts
Teenager who stabbed mother's violent ex-boyfriend to death sentenced to two years in prison
The incident occurred during a row at the family home in Co Offaly in 2017.
# Dublin
Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months
Judge Elma Sheahan described the parents’ actions as “the most egregious breaches of trust by those who are presumed to protect their infant child”.
# Dublin
Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today
The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.
# Dublin
Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month
Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.
# Court Of Criminal Appeal
Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017
Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.
# london bridge attack
Father of London terror victim asks that his son's image isn't used for 'vile propaganda' in newspapers
Victims Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt had been attending a prisoner rehabilitation conference.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?
Mr Justice Paul McDermott would have given careful consideration to the sentences imposed in this difficult case.
# Sentencing
Ana Kriegel case: Boy A given life sentence with review after 12 years. Boy B sentenced to 15 years, with review after 8
Both boys were 13 years of age when they murdered Ana Kriegel in an abandoned house in Lucan in 2018.
# Sentencing
'The death of a child is a parent's worst nightmare': Boy A's grandfather expresses sympathy for family of Ana Kriegel in court
The sentencing hearing of Boy A and Boy B is taking place at the Central Criminal Court.
# Sentencing
Sentence hearing for two boys convicted of murder of Ana Kriegel to take place today
The boys, now aged 15, were convicted by unanimous jury verdicts earlier this year.
# Sentencing
Sentence hearing for two boys convicted of Ana Kriegel murder to take place next week
In a hearing today, Mr Justice Paul McDermott was given psychological and psychiatric reports relating to Boy A and Boy B.
# Courts
Pregnant woman who led gardaí on high-speed chase with children in car to be sentenced
Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned the case for sentencing in October.
# Dublin
Woman jailed for kicking expectant mother in stomach
Joyce Conlon was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
# Cork
Man with 56 convictions sentenced to four years in prison, two suspended, for dragging woman from car
He was found guilty of assault causing harm and engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour.
# justice system
Ana Kriegel murder: The sentences Boy A and Boy B could be facing
The two teengers are to be sentenced in four weeks’ time.
# john cash
Man who previously knocked down and killed French tourists jailed for driving at garda
John Cash received a three and a half year sentence.
# Courts
Retired surgeon Michael Shine sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse of patients
One victim called it a “good day for me and for all victims of abuse”.
# Sentencing
Leader of so-called New IRA in Dublin given life sentence for murder of dissident republican
Kevin Braney was found guilty of the premeditated murder of 35-year-old Peter Butterly.
# Courts
Man (37) jailed for three years for raping his wife
The victim told the court she forgives her husband and doesn’t want him to go to prison.