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# Suspended sentence

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# Convicted
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.
# scott knight
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.
# Courts
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.
# Suspended sentence
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.
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# Ennis
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.
# Balgaddy
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.
# appeals court
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.
# Courts
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.
# Westmeath
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.
# Suspended sentence
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.
# Courts
Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver
The man has also been suspended from driving for six years.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# baseball bat
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.
# Lucan
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.
# Courts
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.
# Courts
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.
# Suspended sentence
French vegan convicted for saying 'justice' had been done after butcher killed in terror attack
The woman has been given a suspended sentence.
# Convicted
British man given suspended sentence for Cambodia 'pornographic' pool party photos
Daniel Jones, 31, was among 10 foreigners arrested in January.
# Dublin
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.
# Suspended sentence
Man who threatened to kill ex's parents while swinging axe avoids jail
Gavin O’Reilly has two children with his former partner.
# Suspended sentence
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.
# Suspended sentence
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.
# jail terms
The use of suspended sentences by Irish courts is up for debate
The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on their use.
# Deception
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 circuit court
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.
# Suspended sentence
Garda (33) convicted of assaulting two women will not face jail
Brian Hanrahan (33) of Ballintotty, Nenagh was convicted earlier this year.
# Cambridge
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.
# shopping spree
'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.
# Suspended sentence
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”.
# Convenient
Putin's main rival given suspended sentence - now he can't run against the president in the 2018 election
Alexei Navalny was today convicted of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence.
# Courts
Café owner who grew cannabis to ease back pain given 240 hours community service
The man was ordered to carry out the community service within a year in lieu of a two year jail term.
# community service
Second teen involved in attack of Dublin boy who was stabbed after 'running for his life 'avoids jail
The victim was assaulted a short time after stepping in to help a friend he saw being attacked.