A drug addict who was ‘out of it’ when he took a six-year-old boy from outside a shop before leaving him minutes later and taking his chicken nuggets has been jailed for three years. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

A drug addict who was “out of it” when he took a six-year-old boy from outside a shop before leaving him minutes later and taking his chicken nuggets (...)

Conor O’Keefe (26) pretended to be a teenage girl called “Julie” on the website Tagged.com and started chatting with a girl (15) who he later had sex with. Photograph: Collins.

A man has been jailed for three years for having sex with a 15-year-old girl he met after grooming her using a fake social media profile. Conor O’Kee(...)

Sashi Buti (19) leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The former Blackrock College rugby player has pleaded guilty to assaulting and robbing a taxi driver in Inchicore following a night out. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former Blackrock College rugby player who assaulted and robbed a taxi driver to avoid paying a fare will be sentenced June next.Sashi Buti (19) was (...)

A masseur accused of sexually assaulting a client during a massage has claimed he cannot get a fair trial due to the alleged victim’s refusal to identify two men she says also sexually assaulted her. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A masseur accused of sexually assaulting one of his customers during a massage has claimed he cannot get a fair trial and that his prosecution should (...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn, who pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial advisor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been remanded for sentence after he pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial ad(...)

The State has withdrawn its case against a water meter installer accused of involvement in an alleged €9 million per year diesel laundering operation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State has withdrawn its case against a water meter installer accused of involvement in an alleged €9 million per year diesel laundering operation.(...)

A man has received a three-year suspended sentence for an unprovoked attack on Dublin’s Camden Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 26-year-old systems analyst has received a three-year suspended sentence for an unprovoked punch which broke the victim’s nose, sinus bone and left (...)

A man has avoided jail after smashing up a house on seeing ‘graphic’  messages his girlfriend was sending another man. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man has avoided jail for going “on a rampage” and smashing up his house after seeing “very graphic” text messages his girlfriend was sending to anot(...)

A man has been jailed for the distribution of herbal cannabis in Ireland following a raid on a Clondalkin house in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who previously served five years in the UK for the importation of cocaine has been jailed for the distribution of herbal cannabis in Ireland. Ma(...)

   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man charged with 50 counts of sexual offences against two young girls will appear again before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in two months. The 51-y(...)