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# Victim Impact Statement

Last month
August 2023
‘We hope you are at peace now’: Family of Nora Sheehan on their 42-year wait for justice
‘We never gave up hoping that one day we would get justice for you and we hope we have done you proud,’ the family of Nora Sheehan wrote.
Last year
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.
'My heart is in pieces': Family of Santina Cawley speak out as woman found guilty of murder
Santina was just two years old when she was killed.
All time
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.
'Since his death I am no longer living. I simply exist': Family of Cameron Blair tell court of impact of his death
A teenage boy has received a life sentence for his murder, a sentence which will be reviewed in 2032.
'You took the happy, young girl I used to be': Woman addresses foster father guilty of rape
The man will be sentenced on 13 November.
Family of farmer killed by neighbour with teleporter: 'Another case of victim blaming...justice was not served'
Michael Ferris (63) drove the prongs of a teleporter into his neighbour Anthony O’Mahony after a decades-long row about a noisy bird-scarer.
Daughter of murdered Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan: 'We'll never get our heads around this nightmare'
Kirwan was sitting in his car on 22 December 2016 when he was shot six times with a Makarov handgun.
Raped woman blasts courts system for allowing victims' pasts to be used against them
The woman, who was aged 19 at the time of her ordeal in 2015, lambasted the courts for allowing her to be portrayed as ‘untrustworthy’.
Man who raped niece on Christmas night jailed for five and a half years
The Dublin man in his 60s was jailed for raping his 41-year-old niece as she slept in her own home.
'I have not only lost a daughter but a best friend': Family of woman killed by boyfriend speak out
Oisin Conroy was found not guilty of the murder of Natalie McGuinness by reason of insanity.
Woman raped by husband: "There was nothing I could do to stop him"
A woman who was raped by her husband has delivered a powerful victim impact statement.
Wife of David Mahon says he is "forgiven but not forgotten" for killing her son
Audrey Mahon’s was one of three victim impact statements read out at a sentencing hearing today.
Man sentenced for punching pregnant partner in the face
He will spend almost two years in prison.