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By Brion Hoban & Sonya McClean

A father-of-three who raped a woman in the back of his car while on a trip to the beach has been jailed for six and a half years.

The man (37), a Pakistani national who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape and sexual assault on a beach in Dublin on October 29, 2015.

Following a trial in May of this year, a jury found him guilty of the count of rape. The jury disagreed on the count of sexual assault.

Ms Justice Tara ….read more

The rape trial of a Dublin man has collapsed after the complainant left on a ferry to the UK half way through her cross-examination.

In directing the jury at the Central Criminal Court to acquit the accused, Ms Justice Carmel Stewart noted a High Court judicial review had found inexcusable and blameworthy delays in prosecuting the case.

The man, who cannot be identified, was aged 15 when it was alleged he raped his then girlfriend at a park near his home in August 2014. He was aged 18 when charged before a District Court in January 2017.

He had pleaded not guilty to ….read more

A motorcyclist who lost control of his bike and skidded into a pedestrian, breaking both her legs, has been jailed for 15 months.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that when father-of-five Miguel Pintos (38) came off the bike, he also impacted with another woman, fracturing her ankle.

Pintos, of Coultry Way, Ballymun, Dublin, pleaded guilty to endangerment at Shangan Road, Ballymun, on May 6, 2018.

Judge Karen O’Connor sentenced Pintos to two years imprisonment, but suspended the final nine months of the sentence on strict conditions.

At a previous sentence hearing, Garda Gerard Mullarkey told Garret Baker BL, prosecuting, that the two women had ….read more

A man has been convicted by a jury of sexually abusing the son of his childhood friend while he was staying with the family almost seven years ago.

The 35-year-old man had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to three charges of sexual assault, two of which relate to an older brother who was seven at the time and one which relates to the younger brother who was five, at their Dublin home on dates between August 2012 and March 2013.

The jury of three women and nine men returned a verdict of guilty on the count of sexual assault ….read more

A Romanian national who committed a series of criminal offences shortly after arriving in Ireland in 2016 was doing nothing to help other immigrants, a judge has remarked.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard today that Constantin Bodgan Chirila (30), of Emmet Street, Dublin has several convictions for crimes including burglary, theft and possession of stolen property which were carried out in his first few months in Ireland.

“It does not make it easy for other immigrants,” said Judge Pauline Codd as she sentenced him to three and a half years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the burglary of an apartment ….read more

(Pictured: Anthony Moynihan. Credit: Collins)

By Sonya McLean and Jessica Magee

A Cork man who was sentenced in his absence last week to seven years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy over a period of two years has been jailed.

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Croccane, Rostellan, Midleton was sentenced in his absence after he failed to appear at the Central Criminal Court last Friday.

Today Mr Justice Michael White sent Moynihan to prison after he was brought into court following the execution of a warrant which had been issued last Friday.

During the sentencing last week, Mr Justice White condemned the ….read more

(Pictured: Anthony Moynihan. Credit: Collins)

By Sonya McLean and Jessica Magee

A 54-year-old Corkman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy over the period of two years.

Anthony Moynihan, of Croccane, Rostellan, Midleton was sentenced in his absence after he failed to appear at the Central Criminal Court today.

Counsel for Moynihan said the defendant had taken the train to Dublin this morning to attend the hearing and was spotted in the vicinity of the court building but was later seen heading back towards Heuston Station.

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest, which gardaí ….read more

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.

David Dunne (35) was ultimately nominated as a suspect after most of the raids were captured on CCTV footage. While he was being questioned by gardaí in relation to the final robbery, he admitted his motivation behind the crimes was to feed his drug habit.

“That’s not me when I’m like that, I just wanted money for drugs,” Dunne told officers.

He apologised to his victims during garda interview and said that his addiction was out ….read more

By Sonya McLean and Jessica Magee

A Cork man who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his little cousin, from when she was aged between five and nine years old, has been jailed for eight years at the Central Criminal Court.

Mr Justice Michael White condemned the “particularly severe and horrendous” nature of the abuse as he sentenced the now 22-year-old man to 10 years in prison with the final two years suspended.

The man pleaded guilty to six charges including rape, oral rape, anal rape and sexual assault on dates between November 1, 2011 and June 26, 2016, in his Co Cork home.

He ….read more

By Aoife Nic Ardghail & Brion Hoban

A man who abducted his children and kept them out of Ireland has been jailed for nine months.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard a woman believed her ex-husband (46) had taken their children swimming when he texted her to say they were in another country and would not be back. He kept the children away from their mother for four years.

Sergeant Ian Lambe said the man and woman had been having marriage difficulties at the time. He told the court that over the years gardaí and various services had been in contact with the man ….read more

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