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The man told gardai  that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been excluded from compensatory payments made to victims of birth defects caused by the Thalidomide drug. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term n(...)

The judge suspended the man’s sentence on strict conditions, including that he engage with the probation system. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man who slapped and bit a garda attempting to assist him after he suffered a seizure in Dublin city centre has told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court th(...)

The court was told the man made one of the children watch pornographic videos with him. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A grandfather who sexually abused three of his young granddaughters has been jailed for 11 years. One of the girls, who was regularly abused by her g(...)

O’Brien, of Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cocaine for sale or supply

A Dublin man who claimed he had stolen a bag he was found carrying containing over €50,00-worth of cocaine has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. (...)

The judge was suspended six months of the sentence to encourage rehabilitation. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A Westmeath man who sexually abused his younger sister and brother when he was a teenager has been jailed for 4½ years. The court heard the man, who (...)

Dean Quigley, of Temple Road, Blackrock, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to the woman at Stillorgan Road on July 5th, 2018 and to assaulting a 75-year-old in 2019. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man has been jailed for six years for assaults on his 75-year-old neighbour and on a 17-year-old girl the previous year. During a roadside attack o(...)

John McKeon was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment, with the   final 18 months suspended.

A robber who attacked a defenceless shopkeeper with a claw hammer leaving him with “life changing” injuries has been jailed for 11 years. John McKeon(...)

A man has been jailed for eight years for the “violent forceful rape” of a woman. Erick Mukoko (32) committed the offence after the woman refused a k(...)

An aspiring DJ found concealing heroin in his buttocks in a Garda station has been given a suspended jail term of two and a half years. Judge Karen O(...)

The court heard that between 30 to 40 of the boys’ friends were  present in the park when the incident took place. Photograph:

A teenager who viciously assaulted a young man with autism leaving him blind in one eye has been given a three year suspended sentence following a per(...)

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