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Det Sgt Paul Duane told the court Paul Harkin controlled everything in his partner and her children’s lives, including what they could watch on TV, where they could go and who they could see. File photograph: Hany Marzouk

A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for using coercion to control his family. Imposing the sentence at Galway Circuit Criminal Court th(...)

The man is the third person in the country, to be successfully prosecuted for the offence of coercive control under the Domestic Violence Act 2018. File photograph: Getty

A 49-year-old man will be sentenced in June for coercive control of his former partner, sometimes in front of their children. Paul Harkin, from Esker(...)

Noel Hill on the night of his assault on St Stephen’s Day, 2008

A Connemara builder has been sentenced to seven years in prison with the final three years suspended for an assault on traditional Irish musician Noel(...)

Judge Rory McCabe said Tara Boyle (31) with an address at Cluain Rí, Athenry, had only changed her plea to guilty after a jury had been empanelled to hear evidence in the trial in February. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman has been given a suspended two-year sentence for biting another woman’s breast during a row over a man in a pub. Tara Boyle (31), with an addr(...)

A Lithuanian man who is already in jail for robbing prostitutes in Cork and Clare, was given a concurrent six-year sentence for robbing another prostitute in Galway.

A Lithuanian man who is already in jail for robbing prostitutes in Cork and Clare, was given a concurrent six-year sentence for robbing another prosti(...)

Sean Stewart, from Drumaveg, Moycullen, Galway, pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court  to a single charge of having images and movie files of children aged between three months and 17 years, posing naked or engaging in sexual activity, stored on his laptop, on his two mobile phones and on a USB memory stick at a house he was renting in Gort na Glaise, Sandy Road, Galway, on November 27th, 2013, contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1988.

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison with the final 18 months suspended for having video and photographic images of children (...)