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# South Africa
South Africa parliament fire restarts after initially being brought under control
President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters yesterday that a man had been held and that the building’s sprinkler systems had apparently failed.
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# Neo-Nazi
Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation
The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators.
# state appeal
Jail time increased for man who attacked taxi driver with glass bottle
The man had pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Slade Road, Saggart in 2015.
# Anti-social behaviour
Barrister appointed to investigate Dublin City Council 'protection money' allegations
Allegations emerged last month that a known criminal extorted money from building firms to pay for protection from anti-social behaviour.
# Criminal
Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.
# Courts
Taxi driver not allowed female passengers in front seat while on bail for sexual assault
The case was adjourned to allow for the preparation of a psychological report.
# black mass
Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story
The author of Black Mass and Bulger’s biography Dick Lehr speaks to us about the criminal’s life.
# Courts
Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody
At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.
# Criminal
Police believe same organised gang involved in over 15 burglaries across Northern Ireland
The PSNI said that the incidents had a similar modus operandi and that detectives believe the same gang may be involved.
# notions
The legendary 'We Want Plates' Twitter account has compiled the 10 worst ways restaurants served food in 2017
Make it stop.
# Central Criminal Court
Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years
The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft
# right to a defence
Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years
€53 million was spent on providing free legal aid to people facing criminal charges last year alone.
# artful dodger
'Spiderman' burglar goes on trial in Paris for €100 million art heist
Vjeran Tomic was known for daring, acrobatic heists.
# Operation Thor
Fifty-one people arrested after 19 searches in Kilkenny
Heroin and cannabis herb were seized along with diesel, power tools and gas cylinders.
# Charges
Eddie Hutch Jr in a "fragile psychological state", court hears
He appeared at Dublin District Court to face charges for motoring and theft offences.
# Courts Service
There has been a jump in divorce cases, with more women than men applying
Meanwhile, the District Court dealt with 12,000 drugs offences and 30,000 public order offences in 2015.
# Oops
Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang
The man was arrested in Drogheda on Sunday morning.
# Off the Road
Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June
Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.
# On the telly
An open casting for extras in BBC's Ripper Street will be held in Dublin next week
Looking like a Victorian-era criminal is probably a bonus.
# close scrutiny
International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today
Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.
# high speed
Dashcam footage shows dramatic garda car smash
The car being chased with a Mitubishi and contained four individuals under the age of 18.
# War On Drugs
Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…
# Charged
Man found with 31 pellets of cannabis in his stomach
He was charged and will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street tomorrow.
# repeat offenders
Here's how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year
Figures show some 10,600 crimes were committed last year by offenders on bail.
# morto
Silly criminal tells police to 'catch me if you can' on Facebook - then gets arrested
The 19-year-old had breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.
# Courts
Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014
The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.
# Outlawed
Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker
The age of consent is also to remain at 17.
# Clampdown
Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
That’s under new government proposals outlined today.
# fishy business
Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood
The 40-year-old man from Tallaght was also accused of stealing €6,000 worth of boat engines.
# Marbella
Irish criminal shot dead in the Costa del Sol
The 45-year-old died after being shot in a bar in the Elviria area of Marbella.
# Criminal
Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system
Almost one in five owners don’t report crimes, a survey has found.
# barbaric
16-year-old has three fingers cut off by criminal gang in "barbaric" attack
The attack has been described as “barbaric” by a local councillor.
# Under the Hammer
Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200
The last watch the CAB sold on the auction website went for €7,000.
# John Gilligan
Armed gardaí dispatched to protect Gilligan in hospital
The 61-year-old gangster is expected to recover, after being shot four times in Clondalkin on Saturday night.
# Snow Joke
College students face legal repercussions after snowball fight gets ugly
Police in Oregon are investigating the snowball fight after the students dumped buckets of snow on passing cars.
# John Gilligan
Gilligan: "I had nothing to do with Veronica Guerin's murder"
The convicted drug trafficker, who led the gang that killed the Sunday Independent journalist, was freed from prison earlier today.
# Gilligan
Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison
The veteran criminal, who led the gang that murdered Veronica Guerin, made a phone call as he was driven from the facility in a waiting car.
# Attack
Man breaks into Galway home and pours boiling water over couple in bed
The man is to appear in court charged with assault and burglary.
# John Gilligan
Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k
The convicted criminal is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence.
# Courts
Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders
The call has come from a Galway Joint Policing Committee and has been put to the Minister for Justice.