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86-year-old man given suspended sentence for rape and repeated child sexual abuse
# Courts
# Courts

86-year-old man given suspended sentence for rape and repeated child sexual abuse

Oct 22nd 2018, 1:13 PM 101,478 Views 121 Comments

Justice Michael White said that if Kiernan was a younger man the court would be imposed a serious custodial sentence.

Two organised crime ‘foot soldiers’ jailed for ‘shambolic’ plan to murder man
# Courts
# Courts

Two organised crime ‘foot soldiers’ jailed for ‘shambolic’ plan to murder man

Jul 30th 2018, 1:50 PM 20,159 Views 23 Comments

Gary Gleeson and Stephen Dunne were sentenced to 12 years each.

Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet
# Sexual Crimes
# Sexual Crimes

Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet

Jul 24th 2018, 8:13 PM 17,870 Views 54 Comments

Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.

James Quinn jailed for 22 years in Spain for Gary Hutch murder
# Málaga
# Málaga

James Quinn jailed for 22 years in Spain for Gary Hutch murder

Jun 21st 2018, 12:50 PM 23,163 Views 29 Comments

The judge described the 2015 murder as “execrable”.

Judges to get new sentencing guidelines after Sinn Féin deal with government
# Strike A Deal
# Strike A Deal

Judges to get new sentencing guidelines after Sinn Féin deal with government

May 22nd 2018, 9:18 PM 17,255 Views 22 Comments

It is hoped that the bill will be at committee stage before the end of the current Dáil term.

Judge who jailed grandfather for rape calls sentencing guidelines 'somewhat bizarre'
# Courts
# Courts

Judge who jailed grandfather for rape calls sentencing guidelines 'somewhat bizarre'

Apr 27th 2018, 5:56 PM 32,579 Views 33 Comments

“It’s somewhat bizarre that an area that is so sensitive has so little in the way of guidance for a trial judge.”

Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years

Mar 6th 2018, 7:18 PM 39,081 Views 51 Comments

John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.

Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut
# Courts
# Courts

Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut

Mar 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 20,165 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s AId have both raised queries about the sentence being reduced on appeal.

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:04 PM 21,904 Views 69 Comments

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
# ARTHUR COLLINS

Ex-partner of reality star jailed for 20 years following acid attack outside London nightclub

Dec 19th 2017, 10:40 PM 31,093 Views 36 Comments

Arthur Collins had been found guilty of 14 counts of assault.

Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning

Oct 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,531 Views 0 Comments

The former high-profile sports journalist pleaded guilty to four counts of grooming and two counts of defilement of a child.

Romanian man who blackmailed Tyrone teenager who took his own life sentenced to 4 years
# Ronan Hughes
# Ronan Hughes

Romanian man who blackmailed Tyrone teenager who took his own life sentenced to 4 years

Aug 29th 2017, 6:33 PM 46,659 Views 27 Comments

Iulian Enache (31) pleaded guilty to blackmailing Ronan Hughes in a Romanian court last week.

Actor who played Zumo Bishop on Fair City to be sentenced for assaulting his partner
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Actor who played Zumo Bishop on Fair City to be sentenced for assaulting his partner

Jul 5th 2017, 2:04 PM 16,200 Views 0 Comments

He pleaded guilty to attacking his partner.

Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times
# Laois
# Laois

Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times

Jun 27th 2017, 8:57 PM 22,881 Views 0 Comments

The man invited the woman to his house on the pretext of helping him with some painting.

'A very dangerous man has been put away' - family of murdered Anna Finnegan speak of their relief at verdict
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

'A very dangerous man has been put away' - family of murdered Anna Finnegan speak of their relief at verdict

Apr 12th 2017, 8:22 PM 12,966 Views 0 Comments

Kosovan national Vesel Jahiri was convicted of Anna’s murder at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon.

Man sentenced to life in prison over murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie
# Daniel McAnaspie
# Daniel McAnaspie

Man sentenced to life in prison over murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:23 PM 16,939 Views 0 Comments

Another man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter has had his sentencing adjourned.

Convicted rapist who assaulted woman on Dart remains on bail
# Courts
# Courts

Convicted rapist who assaulted woman on Dart remains on bail

Feb 21st 2017, 3:18 PM 18,194 Views 0 Comments

The man is set to be sentenced for sexually assaulting the woman.

'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence

Feb 20th 2017, 1:23 PM 22,199 Views 40 Comments

“He will never come back from the ground and she will be out in three years.”

Salesman faces jail over professional shoplifting scheme
# Shoplifting
# Shoplifting

Salesman faces jail over professional shoplifting scheme

Jan 12th 2017, 5:19 PM 30,504 Views 0 Comments

He said he began the shoplifting enterprise because had built up heavy debt.

White supremacist who shot dead nine people won't give evidence to try avoid death penalty
# Dylann Roof
# Dylann Roof

White supremacist who shot dead nine people won't give evidence to try avoid death penalty

Dec 28th 2016, 7:48 PM 25,645 Views 56 Comments

“I think it’s a bad idea,” said the judge presiding over the case.

Man who stole €10k from life savings of elderly friend sent back to jail
# Theft
# Theft

Man who stole €10k from life savings of elderly friend sent back to jail

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:30 AM 12,872 Views 19 Comments

John McDonald had asked in 2012 to be given a chance to repay the victim but later fled the country.

'I will never forgive my mam': Rape victim says family has been torn apart
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

'I will never forgive my mam': Rape victim says family has been torn apart

Dec 19th 2016, 7:17 PM 27,591 Views 0 Comments

“He just acted like a normal loving father, when he was far from that,” the 24-year-old told the court.

GP Bernadette Scully found not guilty of the manslaughter of her daughter
# Verdict
# Verdict

GP Bernadette Scully found not guilty of the manslaughter of her daughter

Dec 16th 2016, 11:24 AM 43,090 Views 150 Comments

The jury returned the unanimous verdict after deliberating for four hours.

Woman pleaded with burglars to help resuscitate her brother, court hears
# Limerick Court
# Limerick Court

Woman pleaded with burglars to help resuscitate her brother, court hears

Oct 28th 2016, 6:56 PM 28,020 Views 0 Comments

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.

Lounge boy lost two front teeth after being glassed in a nightclub
# Courts
# Courts

Lounge boy lost two front teeth after being glassed in a nightclub

Oct 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 23,547 Views 0 Comments

Silviu Voivod (31) of Little Pace, Clonee, Co Meath, pled guilty to the attack.

Man sentenced to five years in jail for harassing a garda on the internet
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to five years in jail for harassing a garda on the internet

Jul 27th 2016, 2:14 PM 33,388 Views 120 Comments

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”.

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays
# Courts
# Courts

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays

Jul 19th 2016, 7:19 AM 18,753 Views 20 Comments

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

Judge dismisses claims that Oscar Pistorius overheard rape and saw hanging while in prison
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Judge dismisses claims that Oscar Pistorius overheard rape and saw hanging while in prison

Jul 6th 2016, 11:53 AM 26,489 Views 18 Comments

The judge said that the claims “were not supported by anything concrete”

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
# South Africa
# South Africa

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Jul 6th 2016, 9:35 AM 72,115 Views 91 Comments

The athlete’s defence team says it will not appeal the jail term handed down today.

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving

Jun 16th 2016, 7:14 PM 36,867 Views 50 Comments

Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.

"Oscar Pistorius must pay for his crime" - Reeva Steenkamp's father makes emotional plea
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

"Oscar Pistorius must pay for his crime" - Reeva Steenkamp's father makes emotional plea

Jun 14th 2016, 1:14 PM 11,145 Views 23 Comments

The Paralympic athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013.

No decision on Pistorius sentence as paralympian described as a 'broken man'
# Blade Runner
# Blade Runner

No decision on Pistorius sentence as paralympian described as a 'broken man'

Jun 13th 2016, 4:29 PM 13,659 Views 19 Comments

The hearing to decide what sentence the 29-year-old should serve for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is set to last a week.

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State

Jun 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 61,157 Views 48 Comments

William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.

Dave Mahon to be sentenced for manslaughter of his stepson
# Courts
# Courts

Dave Mahon to be sentenced for manslaughter of his stepson

May 30th 2016, 6:05 AM 19,451 Views 10 Comments

Dean Fitzpatrick died from stab wounds in 2013.

Man jailed for raping woman who was at his home to help with painting
# Rape
# Rape

Man jailed for raping woman who was at his home to help with painting

Apr 18th 2016, 5:57 PM 47,349 Views 0 Comments

The man later threatened to kill the woman and her mother if she told anyone about the attack.

Director who stole €116,000 from Hep C support group says she has 'nothing to show for it'
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Director who stole €116,000 from Hep C support group says she has 'nothing to show for it'

Mar 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 27,221 Views 23 Comments

Bernadette Warnock has been given the chance to raise compensation – but she still may face jail.

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence

Feb 26th 2016, 11:45 AM 45,693 Views 0 Comments

The high-profile republican was convicted of various tax offences at the Special Criminal Court last December.

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement
# Albert Woodfox
# Albert Woodfox

US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

Feb 20th 2016, 2:53 PM 39,956 Views 68 Comments

Human rights organisations had condemned the sentencing of Albert Woodfox.

Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs
# Crime
# Crime

Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs

Jan 15th 2016, 6:07 AM 8,193 Views 11 Comments

A survey showed that three out of four pharmacies have experienced some form of crime.

Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas
# Terrifying Messages
# Terrifying Messages

Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas

Dec 15th 2015, 7:10 PM 23,875 Views 0 Comments

The 40-year-old sent the woman threatening text messages and said he would contact her family.