Declan Brennan

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Eoin Berkley’s development was significantly compromised by separation from people once close to him, and by possible sexual abuse experiences, Mr Justice Michael White noted. Photograph: Collins Courts

When gardaí arrested Eoin Berkley, who has been given a 14-year sentence for rape, they found it difficult to interview him; and difficult, too, to di(...)

John Joe Kiernan (86) of Forthill, Arva, Co Cavan, leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Monday  after his sentencing was adjourned for a week.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

A judge has praised the “unbelievable courage” of two siblings who went to gardaí­ last year to report sexual abuse they suffered 60 years ago. Mr Ju(...)

A Dublin man who took delivery of a stuffed toy which contained nearly €200,000 worth of cannabis has been jailed for dealing drugs.

A Dublin man who took delivery of a stuffed toy which contained nearly €200,000 worth of cannabis has been jailed for dealing drugs. The man, Michael(...)

A man who broke into his ex-partner’s home before repeatedly raping her and her teenage foster daughter during a cocaine-fuelled ‘night of horror’ has been jailed for 18 years. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who broke into his ex-partner’s home before repeatedly raping her and her teenage foster daughter during a cocaine-fuelled “night of horror” has(...)

The man attacked three women in 2011, 2015 and 2016 at locations around Clondalkin in south Dublin

A judge has jailed a father-of-two convicted of carrying out premeditated random attacks on women over a five-year period for 18½ years. Judge Paulin(...)

Last week, a woman  told the trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that  she was attacked on her way to a Luas train station. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The trial of a man accused of carrying out random assaults on women has heard gardaí linked a van parked near the scene of one attack to the accused. (...)

A garda has described how a suspect in a late night sexual assault ‘zig-zagged’ to avoid street lighting while he ran away from the scene. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A garda has described how a suspect in a late night sexual assault “zig-zagged” to avoid street lighting while he ran away from the scene. Garda Nial(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said it was a serious and devious crime.

An Aer Lingus ground handler has been jailed for four years for helping to smuggle people illegally into the country. Frederick Cham (63) pleaded gui(...)

 Paddy Harty of Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced by the Central Criminal Court to four years in jail for sexual assault. Photograph: Collins

A convicted burglar who was on the run when he carried out a sexual assault on a woman he met in a pub has been jailed for four years. In April 2015 (...)

Matthew Horan (26) used Skype, Snapchat, Instagram and Kik, an anonymous instant messaging application, to send and receive child porn images from six identified child users in Ireland and nine unknown users around the world. Photograph: The Herald

A Dublin man who possessed thousands of child pornography images and coerced young girls to send him sexually graphic pictures and videos of themselve(...)

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