Elma Sheahan

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Judge Elma Sheahan, sitting at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court,  suspended the final 12 months of a four-and-a-half year prison term imposed on the defendant on condition he follow directions of the Probation Service in relation to substance abuse.

Two men came to the aid of a woman who was pulled out of her car by a drug addict during a car-jacking in Dublin, a court has heard. Dublin Circuit C(...)

Nan Wu received a suspended prison sentence after  pleading guilty to controlling and directing the actions of prostitution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman running massage parlours in Dublin who told gardaí she thought the offering of “manual relief” was legal has received a suspended prison sente(...)

Joseph O’Connor (58), from west Dublin, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five counts of possession of child pornography. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A garda convicted last week of possessing images and videos of children being subjected to sexual acts will be sentenced in January. Joseph O’Connor (...)

Joseph O’Connor (58) leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A jury has convicted a garda of possessing images and videos of children being subjected to sexual acts. Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had plea(...)

 Joseph O’Connor (58), from west Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A garda accused of possessing child pornography told investigators “somebody else” must have downloaded child sex images onto his laptop, a trial has (...)

Joseph O’Connor (58), from west Dublin, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  on Wdnesday where he has pleaded not guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography at his home in 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

Videos found on a laptop seized from the home of a garda showed boys under the age of ten subjected to sexually explicit acts, a jury has hard. Josep(...)

The victim suffered a fractured skull and internal bleeding, and spent a number of days in intensive care. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

A father-to-be who struck a man on the head with a golf club ‘in a moment of madness’ and fractured his skull has been jailed for a year. Dean Sutcli(...)

Anthony Goodman admitted to not giving the gardaí adequate notice before boarding a bus on Westmoreland Street on August 26th, 2015, and before boarding a bus to Enniskerry on June 14th, 2015, from D’Olier Street. Photograph: Frank Miller

A convicted sex offender with convictions for sacrilege and buggery of an animal breached a court order by using public transport without first inform(...)

Jonathan Gill (35) of Malahide Road, Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

The trial of a man accused of kidnapping a family as part of a €660,000 robbery has collapsed amid concerns some jurors may have been getting informat(...)

A forensics expert matched a man’s fingerprint to a torn piece of pizza box which was found at the scene of an alleged tiger kidnapping, a court has heard. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A forensics expert matched a man’s fingerprint to a torn piece of pizza box which was found at the scene of an alleged tiger kidnapping, a court has h(...)

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