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From TheJournal.ie Barrister appointed to investigate Dublin City Council 'protection money' allegations 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.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn 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.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi driver not allowed female passengers in front seat while on bail for sexual assault 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.

From TheJournal.ie Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story 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.

From TheJournal.ie Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody 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.

From TheJournal.ie Police believe same organised gang involved in over 15 burglaries across Northern Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years 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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Spiderman' burglar goes on trial in Paris for €100 million art heist Artful Dodger

'Spiderman' burglar goes on trial in Paris for €100 million art heist

Vjeran Tomic was known for daring, acrobatic heists.

From TheJournal.ie Fifty-one people arrested after 19 searches in Kilkenny 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.

From TheJournal.ie Eddie Hutch Jr in a "fragile psychological state", court hears 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.

From TheJournal.ie There has been a jump in divorce cases, with more women than men applying 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.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang Oops

Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang

The man was arrested in Drogheda on Sunday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June 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.

From TheJournal.ie An open casting for extras in BBC's Ripper Street will be held in Dublin next week 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.

From TheJournal.ie International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dashcam footage shows dramatic garda car smash 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.

From TheJournal.ie Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised War On Drugs This post contains videos

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…

From TheJournal.ie Man found with 31 pellets of cannabis in his stomach 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Silly criminal tells police to 'catch me if you can' on Facebook - then gets arrested 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014 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.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker 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.

From TheJournal.ie Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail Clampdown

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

From TheJournal.ie Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish criminal shot dead in the Costa del Sol 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.

From TheJournal.ie Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system 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.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old has three fingers cut off by criminal gang in "barbaric" attack 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.

From TheJournal.ie Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200 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.

From TheJournal.ie Armed gardaí dispatched to protect Gilligan in hospital 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gilligan: "I had nothing to do with Veronica Guerin's murder" 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.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison Gilligan This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man breaks into Galway home and pours boiling water over couple in bed 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k John Gilligan This post contains images

Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k

The convicted criminal is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I saw the pain and terror 'Whitey' Bulger created – he was no Robin Hood Opinion

Column: I saw the pain and terror 'Whitey' Bulger created – he was no Robin Hood

Growing up just a few miles down the road from the Boston neighbourhood where gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger reigned, I saw through the lies that he protected residents from drugs and violence, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Court defers sentencing Wicklow County Council over firemen deaths Courts

Court defers sentencing Wicklow County Council over firemen deaths

Wicklow County Council pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to the deaths of two firemen in Bray in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year

Criminals with sentences of more than 5 years will have their DNA logged on a national database, including most sexual offences crimes.

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