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# Suspended sentence

This year
Man who sexually assaulted his sleeping partner given suspended sentence
The woman said the sexual abuse had significantly affected her physically and emotionally.
Former Dublin GP gets fully suspended sentence for possession of child pornography
Ronan Keogan (51) of College Square, Terenure, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography and one count of possessing three images.
Man caught with child abuse material after sexually assaulting child gets suspended sentence
Gardaí searched the home of Stephen Gregan (42) after receiving a complaint he had sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl while she was out shopping with friends.
Last year
French rugby supremo Laporte given two-year suspended sentence in corruption trial
The development comes less than a year before France hosts the World Cup.
Suspended jail sentence for man who tried to get passport under a fake name
Scott Knight made full admissions when he was arrested in 2021.
Man who 'bulldozed' woman in Dundrum Town Centre car park gets suspended sentence
He was also banned from driving for four years.
Woman who identified killers of Ana Kriegel on social media given fully suspended sentence
Judge Martin Nolan said that Louise Heaney (49) was probably overcome with emotion when she posted pictures of the two boys.
Young driver who drove through red light and struck pedestrian avoids jail over death
Letitia Barry knocked down John Byrne at Whitestown Road, in Rush, Dublin.
All time
Truck driver receives suspended sentence over death of father-of-three in crash
Judge O’Callaghan said it would not be of any positive service to society generally that Paul Van Tamlin would be sent to jail.
Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack
The victim in the assault has limited use of his arm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told.
Man who doused petrol on his wife and children jailed for one year
The man doused the woman and her children after he set alight petrol he spread in their home.
Father of one who headbutted man while dressed as Superman handed suspended sentence
The victim was left with a broken nose and later required surgery due to a deviated septum.
Man found in possession of child pornography after exposing himself near a child gets suspended sentence
The man pleaded guilty before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Night security man who stole artwork and sold it through Sotheby's gets suspended sentence
Petr Balint pleaded guilty to theft of 33 art prints.
Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver
The man has also been suspended from driving for six years.
Brother of Veronica Guerin given fully suspended sentence for possession of child pornography images
Martin Guerin was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment but it was suspended in its entirety.
Man who beat up ex-partner and subjected her to 'terrifying ordeal' gets suspended sentence
In a victim impact statement, the woman said the attack traumatised her in every way.
Dublin man handed suspended sentence for sexually assaulting four of his young cousins
The Probation Service assessed the man as having a moderate risk of re-offending within the next five years.
Man who stood over injured woman (64) while masturbating and laughing given suspended sentence
Maximilian Lang-Orsini (24) of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assault.
Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence
Lee Fetherson, now aged 20, was expelled from the school immediately after the attack on 10 March 2017.
Father given suspended sentence after assaulting childcare worker while dropping son at creche
The 30-year-old married man pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault on a date last year.
Suspended sentence for man who repeatedly sexually assaulted young girl he was babysitting
Stephen Browner of Stoneybatter, Dublin, pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual assault.
Man who assaulted wife, hitting her twice across the head, gets suspended sentence
The man pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to the woman.
Suspended sentence for man who smashed up contents of girlfriend's home
The 23-year-old was found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of burglary and criminal damage today.
Teen receives suspended sentence for impeding investigation into murder committed by his brothers
36-year-old Neil Reilly was murdered in Lucan in January last year.
Ivor Callely gets suspended sentence after tearing up magazines and smearing teabags on GP's walls
Callely was caught after Dr James Dolan installed a hidden camera in his practice at 191 Howth Road, in Dublin 3.
Mentally ill man who damaged de Valera's headstone given suspended sentence
John Moore, aged 59, broke the headstone in two and poured red paint over it.
French vegan convicted for saying 'justice' had been done after butcher killed in terror attack
The woman has been given a suspended sentence.
British man given suspended sentence for Cambodia 'pornographic' pool party photos
Daniel Jones, 31, was among 10 foreigners arrested in January.
Dublin student gets three year suspended sentence after cannabis found in wardrobe
The 20-year-old man, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing the cannabis herb.
Man who threatened to kill ex's parents while swinging axe avoids jail
Gavin O’Reilly has two children with his former partner.
Woman who pleaded guilty to having a gun at Connolly train station walks free after sentencing
Nikita Murtagh was sentenced to three years in jail backdated and with the remainder suspended.
No jail for dad who kicked teen daughter in face after she confronted him about his drinking
The man also punched the child in the face in front of gardaí.
The use of suspended sentences by Irish courts is up for debate
The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on their use.
Tipperary hurler gets suspended sentence after obtaining €10,000 from elderly man by deception
Darren Gleeson pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act.
Limerick man who pulled revolver on two children gets suspended sentence
Denis O’Keeffe told gardaí he was refurbishing the weapon for a person involved in the notorious Limerick gangland feud.
Garda (33) convicted of assaulting two women will not face jail
Brian Hanrahan (33) of Ballintotty, Nenagh was convicted earlier this year.
College professor who had 2,000 indecent images of children gets suspended sentence
Simon Jarvis pleaded guilty to counts of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children.
'Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did'
Single mother avoids jail after “massive spending spree” when bank accidentally deposited €51,000 into her account.
Gym owner who broke girlfriend's teeth avoids jail
The woman was treated for two broken teeth and swelling to her face after the “brief alcohol-fuelled incident”.