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A man has been jailed for the repeated sexual assault of a four-year-old child his partner was babysitting.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

A man has been jailed for 8½ years for the repeated sexual assault of a four-year-old child his partner was babysitting. The case saw one of the youn(...)

On day 23 of the trial on Tuesday, the jury in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court trial told the judge that they were unable to agree on verdicts for any of the remaining 18 counts of sexual assault after deliberating for 21 hours and 41 minutes. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The jury have failed to reach a number of verdicts in the trial of a childcare worker accused sexually assaulting four girls in a Leinster creche. On(...)

Speaking to the jury in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court trial on Friday, the judge said she was “completely aware” of the stresses and difficulties the jurors may be experiencing.

The jury in the trial of a childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls in a Leinster creche has been urged to stick with the case despi(...)

A 29-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of sexually assaulting four girls at a Leinster creche on dates between February 2015 and December 2016. File photograph: Collins Courts

A garda who interviewed two of the alleged sexual assault victims of a childcare worker should have told them it was important to tell the truth, his (...)

Jeffrey Crowley of Blackhall Parade, Dublin also pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Jason Kidd at Merchants Quay on October 24th, 2018. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who crashed a stolen bicycle into an elderly English tourist, shattering her elbow and leaving her with life-changing injuries, has been jailed (...)

The incident happened on Mountjoy Street  in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Google Maps

A car thief who struck an elderly woman with a stolen car while she was confronting him has been jailed for three years. Liam Sheridan (40) pleaded g(...)

The 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman  pleaded not guilty to the charges.  Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A married couple convicted of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter in the first case of its kind in Ireland’s history have been jaile(...)

The accused woman told gardaí  she felt the doctors said her daughter had a ‘circumcision’ because she is a Muslim, she is black and in her country ‘they do that’. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The trial of a couple accused of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter has heard the accused woman was a victim of the practice when s(...)

Lee Fetherson was expelled from St Vincent’s CBS, Glasnevin, after the attack in 2017.

A Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked a fellow pupil in the face in a school corridor, knocking him briefly unconscious, has received a fully (...)

A man who claimed he was ‘off my head on crack’ when he carried out 13 robberies  has been given a nine-year sentence. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who claimed he was “off my head on crack” when he carried out 13 robberies over three months has been given a nine-year sentence for the thefts.(...)

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