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#Circuit Criminal Court

From TheJournal.ie Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub Deeply Ashamed

Man handed suspended sentence for crank call about gangland shooting in Dublin pub

The man told gardaí he had taken 30 tablets and vodka before making the crank call.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist given suspended sentence Courts

Dublin motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist given suspended sentence

The motorist was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay the cyclist €10,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence Circuit Criminal Court

'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence

The man’s barrister told the court: “When he is sober, he is fine. When he is drunk, he is a nightmare.”

From TheJournal.ie Banned driver who left student with 'catastrophic' brain injury jailed for eight years Circuit Criminal Court

Banned driver who left student with 'catastrophic' brain injury jailed for eight years

Paul Connolly was under the influence of drugs and driving his young child to school when his car mounted the footpath.

From TheJournal.ie Man who kicked his former partner in the face during attack jailed for five years Circuit Criminal Court

Man who kicked his former partner in the face during attack jailed for five years

In her victim impact statement, the woman said she had to have surgery to repair her eye.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who repeatedly slammed door into girl's head and set fire to her hair jailed for six years Circuit Criminal Court

Teen who repeatedly slammed door into girl's head and set fire to her hair jailed for six years

Judge Melanie Greally imposed a three-year sentence for the “sadistic” and “degrading” assault.

From TheJournal.ie Retired surgeon groped the "privates" of teenager he had operated on weeks earlier, trial told Michael Shine

Retired surgeon groped the "privates" of teenager he had operated on weeks earlier, trial told

Shine performed surgery on the teenager’s appendix at Lourdes hospital in 1971 when he was aged 13.

From TheJournal.ie Former 'singing' priest jailed for 3½ years for indecent assault Sentenced

Former 'singing' priest jailed for 3½ years for indecent assault

Tony Walsh is currently serving a seven and a half year sentence for raping another boy three times in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal Court Of Appeal

Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal

The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter between 1997 and 2001.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV Criminal Court

Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV

The victims told the court that the man would tell people to stay away from them because they had the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Woman, who attacked and pulled clumps of hair from mum travelling with baby on Dublin Bus, avoids jail Number 27

Woman, who attacked and pulled clumps of hair from mum travelling with baby on Dublin Bus, avoids jail

Judge Martin Nolan noted that there were “pre-existing tensions” between the two families involved.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman jailed for three years for possessing gun for 'self protection' Circuit Criminal Court

Dublin woman jailed for three years for possessing gun for 'self protection'

Niamh Fitzpatrick said the Smith and Wesson revolver was hidden in her Ringsend home due to her life being under threat.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Lowry and refrigeration company fined €25k over submitting incorrect corporation tax returns Circuit Criminal Court

Michael Lowry and refrigeration company fined €25k over submitting incorrect corporation tax returns

The Tipperary TD had faced eight charges relating to corporation tax returns stemming from dates between August 2002 and August 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin couple jailed over systematic neglect and physical abuse of the man's young daughter Jailed

Dublin couple jailed over systematic neglect and physical abuse of the man's young daughter

The now 16-year-old had 46 separate injuries all over her body when she was examined by medical practitioners in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted sex offender Anthony Luckwill given partially suspended sentence for child protection order breach Court

Convicted sex offender Anthony Luckwill given partially suspended sentence for child protection order breach

In July 2012, a court imposed 16 orders against him as part of child protection measures introduced in the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

From TheJournal.ie 77-year-old avoids jail term for sexually assaulting seven-year-old neighbour Courts

77-year-old avoids jail term for sexually assaulting seven-year-old neighbour

The judge suspended an 18-month sentence on strict conditions having noted that he was unlikely to re-offend.

From TheJournal.ie Mentally ill man who damaged de Valera's headstone given suspended sentence 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists Christopher Connors

Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists

One of the three victims was a 13-year-old boy, who has since left Ireland as ‘he doesn’t feel safe here’.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager (15) sent forward to trial for attempted murder of woman on Dun Laoghaire seafront Dún Laoghaire

Teenager (15) sent forward to trial for attempted murder of woman on Dun Laoghaire seafront

The 15-year-old boy will face trial in the Circuit Criminal Court.

From TheJournal.ie 40-year-old man to be sentenced in May for harassment of Sharon Ní Bheoláin Courts

40-year-old man to be sentenced in May for harassment of Sharon Ní Bheoláin

Conor O’Hora also pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing child pornography at his home.

From TheJournal.ie Burglar, who almost bled to death after falling through skylight of target building, avoids jail time Circuit Criminal Court

Burglar, who almost bled to death after falling through skylight of target building, avoids jail time

38-year-old Stephen McCullagh, who claimed he had taken “20 tablets” before attempting the robbery, now has no feeling in his injured fingers.

From TheJournal.ie Two men jailed for punching and kicking a female wheelchair user outside her home Dublin

Two men jailed for punching and kicking a female wheelchair user outside her home

The two men pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes Circuit Criminal Court

Man jailed for two years for falsely imprisoning teenagers and threatening to pour 'acid' into their eyes

32-year-old Michael Cummins had been suffering a ‘paranoiac’ attack due to taking a cocktail of drugs, the court heard.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of attacking three women goes on trial Circuit Criminal Court

Man accused of attacking three women goes on trial

The court heard how a woman fought off her attacker outside her home.

From TheJournal.ie Rickshaw driver caught with €4,000 worth of drugs escapes with suspended sentence if she leaves Ireland Ecstasy Tablets

Rickshaw driver caught with €4,000 worth of drugs escapes with suspended sentence if she leaves Ireland

Gardaí said the woman’s work as a rickshaw driver drew their attention to her.

From TheJournal.ie Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison Courts

Former company director who stole over €460,000 from another firm to keep business afloat sentenced to 18 months in prison

Judge Martin Nolan said the woman had no “base motives” for her behaviour

From TheJournal.ie 'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder Courts

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Personal assistant who stole more than €1 million from her employers jailed for four years Courts

Personal assistant who stole more than €1 million from her employers jailed for four years

Her former employers have been partially reimbursed and did not wish to make victim impact statements.

From TheJournal.ie Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences Circuit Criminal Court

Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences

The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.

From TheJournal.ie Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail Welfare Fraud

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail

46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who dressed as man to rob €10,000 given suspended sentence Circuit Criminal Court

Woman who dressed as man to rob €10,000 given suspended sentence

The woman was struggling with financial difficulties when she carried out the ‘bizarre crime.’

From TheJournal.ie Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service Circuit Criminal Court

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service

Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Three-and-a-half years in jail for man who made menacing phone calls demanding money Circuit Criminal Court

Three-and-a-half years in jail for man who made menacing phone calls demanding money

Patrick Clarke made two phone calls to Paul Gilmartin, a man he did not know.

From TheJournal.ie Man who punched pensioner off his bike and broke his eye socket to be sentenced next month Courts

Man who punched pensioner off his bike and broke his eye socket to be sentenced next month

27-year-old Ruzmond Muwaniri, who suffers from schizophrenia, is also facing sentencing for punching another man in the face and smashing his teeth.

From TheJournal.ie Man gets four-year sentence for setting a motorbike on fire on a Dublin city street Courts

Man gets four-year sentence for setting a motorbike on fire on a Dublin city street

The court heard that the man, who has an alcohol problem, could not recall the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service Portmarnock

Man who punched and kicked victim in head over disputed taxi given community service

Adam McCarthy expressed “genuine remorse” in court over the attack which left Niall McHale unconscious.

From TheJournal.ie Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail Courts

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail

31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí have never investigated a State official shredding Seán FitzPatrick documents Pleading The Fifth

Gardaí have never investigated a State official shredding Seán FitzPatrick documents

The former Anglo Irish Bank chairman is accused of misleading auditors about multimillion euro loans from the years 2002 to 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Court grants David Drumm free legal aid for upcoming trial Circuit Criminal Court

Court grants David Drumm free legal aid for upcoming trial

Drumm is facing two charges of conspiring to defraud depositors and investors by “dishonestly” inflating Anglo’s deposits figure by 7.2 billion in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Man who hijacked nurse's car and "drove it like a mad man" while on drugs jailed for six years Courts

Man who hijacked nurse's car and "drove it like a mad man" while on drugs jailed for six years

In sentencing 25-year-old Christopher Coakley Judge Patricia Ryan noted he had been suffering a “drug-induced psychosis” at the time of the incident.

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