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#Convictions

From TheJournal.ie 'You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life - I hope you take it': The convictions of Boy A and B Sentenced

'You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life - I hope you take it': The convictions of Boy A and B

“Her family must bear their grief. You will be given a chance to reconstruct your life – I hope you take it.”

From TheJournal.ie Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family Courts

Gang appeal their jail time over tiger kidnapping of Dublin family

The three men had pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry Convictions

Lithuanian heroin gang moves significant quantities of drugs to Kerry

Gardáí have had success in their fight against the heroin trade in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman Sex Offender

Chief suspect in Stillorgan sex assault was handed suspended sentence for attacking woman

Officers have made him a person of interest in the case.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home Courts

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.

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 The42 Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse Convictions

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

The 64-year-old has been found guilty of a further seven sex offences today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?

The National Drugs Strategy, which will be published later today, looks at decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck Dublin

Man gets 14 months in prison for stealing 'hot pants' delivery from truck

Noel Dempsey was seen on CCTV robbing a truck and driving off.

From TheJournal.ie Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car Courts

Man given 3.5 years in jail for recklessly colliding with another car

He had 57 previous convictions,

From TheJournal.ie No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland Banned

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.

From TheJournal.ie High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here Courts

High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here

The man had previously been jailed here for the possession and sale of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016 France

More than 1,000 arrests linked to Euro 2016

French authorities have mobilised about 90,000 security forces and private guards for Euro 2016.

From TheJournal.ie From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past Walking Free

From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past

A new law means that now around 85% of all convictions will be spent after seven years.

From TheJournal.ie The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving Convictions

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving

That’s double what had been reported.

From TheJournal.ie Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world Freed From Jail

Brothers wrongly convicted of murdering girl have trouble adjusting to outside world

They were kept in jail for three decades and recently received a payout of $750k each.

From TheJournal.ie Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills Incredibly Cruel

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills

He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.

From TheJournal.ie Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points? Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

We’ll give you three guesses…

From TheJournal.ie Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland? Law On Paper

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

From TheJournal.ie Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally Up In Smoke

Eight businesses convicted after staff smoked on premises illegally

Three premises were also convicted for selling tobacco related products to minors in the first three months of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month GoSafe

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

From TheJournal.ie Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases Convictions

Unauthorised erectile dysfunction medicine leads to two court cases

A man and a woman were found supplying unauthorised prescription medicines for the condition.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year Department Of Justice

New figures show 309 alleged assaults on emergency staff in one year

The Department of Justice published the figures, which show the rate of convictions and non-convictions.

From TheJournal.ie 88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012 Dog Control

88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012

A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers Emergency Workers

Dáil to debate five year jail terms for assaults on emergency workers

Fianna Fáil proposed legislation will call for a crackdown on those convicted of assaulting or threatening an emergency worker in the line of duty.

From TheJournal.ie Four men who planned shooting spree at Danish newspaper imprisoned Denmark

Four men who planned shooting spree at Danish newspaper imprisoned

The men were arrested nearly two years ago after they planned to carry out a shooting spree at the offices of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

From TheJournal.ie UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case UK

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case

The men, all of South Asian descent, were found to have lured girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. Far-right parties protested outside the court

From TheJournal.ie DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year DPP

DPP prosecuted in more than 60 per cent of cases last year

However, about 3,312 suspects were not prosecuted by the DPP because of a lack of sufficient evidence in Garda files.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer Forensics

Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer

A defence lawyer warns that defendants are less equipped than prosecutors when it comes to engaging forensic experts to testify – increasing the danger of unsafe convictions.