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# Sentencing

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# 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.
Opinion: Should judges hand down concurrent sentences in rape cases?
‘It is essential, for victims of crime and for society in general, that coherent sentencing policy is developed’, writes Ivana Bacik.
# Courts
Victim tells court of terror as Patrick Nevin set to be sentenced for attacks on women he met through Tinder
The 37-year-old will be sentenced next month for two attacks on women he met up with via the dating app.
# Courts
Man who defiled girl he collected from teenage disco in Dublin has sentence cut on appeal
He has been resentenced to two years imprisonment with 12 months post-release supervision.
# Courts
86-year-old man given suspended sentence for rape and repeated child sexual abuse
Justice Michael White said that if Kiernan was a younger man the court would be imposed a serious custodial sentence.
# Courts
Two organised crime ‘foot soldiers’ jailed for ‘shambolic’ plan to murder man
Gary Gleeson and Stephen Dunne were sentenced to 12 years each.
# sexual crimes
Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet
Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.
# Málaga
James Quinn jailed for 22 years in Spain for Gary Hutch murder
The judge described the 2015 murder as “execrable”.
# strike a deal
Judges to get new sentencing guidelines after Sinn Féin deal with government
It is hoped that the bill will be at committee stage before the end of the current Dáil term.
# Courts
Judge who jailed grandfather for rape calls sentencing guidelines 'somewhat bizarre'
“It’s somewhat bizarre that an area that is so sensitive has so little in the way of guidance for a trial judge.”
# Child Abuse
Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years
John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.
# Courts
Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s AId have both raised queries about the sentence being reduced on appeal.
# thin blue line
'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground
The GRA says there is no comparable occupation where employees are likely to suffer such a debilitating range of injuries while doing their normal duties.
Ex-partner of reality star jailed for 20 years following acid attack outside London nightclub
Arthur Collins had been found guilty of 14 counts of assault.
# Central Criminal Court
Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning
The former high-profile sports journalist pleaded guilty to four counts of grooming and two counts of defilement of a child.
# ronan hughes
Romanian man who blackmailed Tyrone teenager who took his own life sentenced to 4 years
Iulian Enache (31) pleaded guilty to blackmailing Ronan Hughes in a Romanian court last week.
# Sentencing
Actor who played Zumo Bishop on Fair City to be sentenced for assaulting his partner
He pleaded guilty to attacking his partner.
# Laois
Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times
The man invited the woman to his house on the pretext of helping him with some painting.
# Central Criminal Court
'A very dangerous man has been put away' - family of murdered Anna Finnegan speak of their relief at verdict
Kosovan national Vesel Jahiri was convicted of Anna’s murder at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon.
# Daniel McAnaspie
Man sentenced to life in prison over murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie
Another man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter has had his sentencing adjourned.
# Courts
Convicted rapist who assaulted woman on Dart remains on bail
The man is set to be sentenced for sexually assaulting the woman.
# Sentencing
'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence
“He will never come back from the ground and she will be out in three years.”
# Shoplifting
Salesman faces jail over professional shoplifting scheme
He said he began the shoplifting enterprise because had built up heavy debt.
# dylann roof
White supremacist who shot dead nine people won't give evidence to try avoid death penalty
“I think it’s a bad idea,” said the judge presiding over the case.
# Theft
Man who stole €10k from life savings of elderly friend sent back to jail
John McDonald had asked in 2012 to be given a chance to repay the victim but later fled the country.
# Sentencing
'I will never forgive my mam': Rape victim says family has been torn apart
“He just acted like a normal loving father, when he was far from that,” the 24-year-old told the court.
# Verdict
GP Bernadette Scully found not guilty of the manslaughter of her daughter
The jury returned the unanimous verdict after deliberating for four hours.
# Limerick Court
Woman pleaded with burglars to help resuscitate her brother, court hears
The 62-year old bachelor collapsed and died of a heart attack as he watched the two defendants ransacking his cottage in Doon, Co Limerick.
# Courts
Lounge boy lost two front teeth after being glassed in a nightclub
Silviu Voivod (31) of Little Pace, Clonee, Co Meath, pled guilty to the attack.
# Courts
Man sentenced to five years in jail for harassing a garda on the internet
The judge said he was imposing the sentence “to send out a message to any other that thinks of spreading information that is grossly defamatory”.
# Courts
Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays
Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.
# Sentencing
Judge dismisses claims that Oscar Pistorius overheard rape and saw hanging while in prison
The judge said that the claims “were not supported by anything concrete”
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The athlete’s defence team says it will not appeal the jail term handed down today.
# Sentencing
Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving
Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.
# Sentencing
"Oscar Pistorius must pay for his crime" - Reeva Steenkamp's father makes emotional plea
The Paralympic athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013.
# Blade Runner
No decision on Pistorius sentence as paralympian described as a 'broken man'
The hearing to decide what sentence the 29-year-old should serve for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is set to last a week.
# Capital Punishment
'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State
William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.
# Courts
Dave Mahon to be sentenced for manslaughter of his stepson
Dean Fitzpatrick died from stab wounds in 2013.
# Rape
Man jailed for raping woman who was at his home to help with painting
The man later threatened to kill the woman and her mother if she told anyone about the attack.