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The court heard that Walsh has 39 previous convictions, 34 of which are for previous offences of indecent assault. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Former priest Tony Walsh has been jailed for two years for repeatedly indecently assaulting a child 45 years ago. Walsh (67) was a trainee priest whe(...)

The man received a five-year sentenced, suspended in full. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A former League of Ireland footballer caught with over €45,000 of cocaine and other illegal drugs has received a fully suspended sentence. Adrian Baj(...)

Hazel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty to posting a picture on her Facebook account which included an image of Boy A in contravention of the Children’s Act 2001. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman has pleaded guilty to posting a photograph online of one of the boys convicted of the murder of Ana Kriégel. Hazel Fitzpatrick (25) of Easton(...)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the offending encompassed ‘all forms of sexual activity’ short of penetrative intercourse. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A man who sexually abused his foster daughter multiple times a week until she left the family home has been jailed for five years. The man (77), who (...)

Threats had been made against the man’s family, the court heard. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A father-of-two who was twice caught with thousands of euro in cash which were the proceeds of criminal conduct has been jailed for three years. Aaro(...)

The man stole money using a false bank card. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man who stole over €26,000 using a false bank card after being approached following his losing money in a casino has received a fully suspended sent(...)

The parents are also accused of wilfully neglecting another two of their children. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children in Munster has opened before a jury. The seven accused, who cannot b(...)

Kieran Creaven pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting three children at an address in Ireland on dates between May 26th, 2017 and July 10th, 2017.

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and sexually exploiting children. Creaven (58), of Adelaide Street, Dun (...)

 Richard Walker (33), of Ferrycarrig Road, Priorswood, Dublin, leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he received a fully suspended sentence. Photograph: Collins Courts

A GAA player who broke another player’s jaw during a football match has received a fully suspended sentence. Richard Walker (33) fractured the opposi(...)

The man was sentenced to four and a half years with the final year suspended. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A man who threw gardening equipment out a car window during a high-speed pursuit on a motorway has been jailed for three and a half years. Jordan Car(...)

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