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(File Picture: Patrick Nevin. Credit: Collins)

By Declan Brennan and Fiona Ferguson

A serial sex offender who attacked three women in the space of eleven days after meeting them through Tinder will be sentenced next month following the completion of a Probation report.

Patrick Nevin (37) attacked the women during their first meeting after they had being texting each other on the Tinder dating app and over the mobile phone.

Nevin, previously of Meadowlands Court, Mounttown Road, Dún Laoghaire and Dundalk, Co Louth, picked up one victim at her home before driving to a secluded spot in north Dublin.

After some kissing Nevin moved on ….read more

By Brion Hoban

A woman kicked a prison officer in the stomach while refusing to return to the cell where she thought she had “heard her dead child in the walls”, a court has heard.

Michelle McCullough (40) of Regina Coeli Hostel, Morning Star Avenue, Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault at Dóchas Centre, North Circular Road, Dublin, on July 25, 2015.

She was sentenced to four and a half months’ imprisonment at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Friday.

Detective Garda Barry Brennan told Eoghan Cole BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question the accused was an inmate in the prison. She received medicine ….read more

By Sonya McLean and Fiona Ferguson

A Dublin man who touched a fellow bus passenger’s shoulder with his penis claimed he had been urinating when the vehicle jerked forward and pushed him towards the woman, a court has heard.

Thomas McMahon (35) of Aideen Avenue, Terenure, today received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to exposure on a Dublin bus in Crumlin on June 28, 2017.

Judge Melanie Greally noted the offence appeared not to be for sexual gratification but occurred while McMahon was inebriated and in need of “relieving himself.”

She noted his long standing drug and alcohol ….read more

By Declan Brennan & Brion Hoban

A man whose conviction for the rape of a woman in her home was quashed last year has been jailed for 12 years for the same offence.

The Central Criminal Court heard that the attack by Alan Hanley (38), of no fixed abode, came to an end when the woman ran semi-naked from the house and in a very distressed condition.

After Mr Justice Alex Owens also ordered today that Hanley complete a sex offenders course if deemed suitable, the defendant stood up in court and said he would not comply with this order, shouting: “You have ….read more

By Declan Brennan & Brion Hoban

A man caught with four handguns, a submachine gun and ammunition in a bag after a high speed garda pursuit has been jailed for seven and a half years.

Keith O’Reilly (28) was convicted after a trial in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of possession of the firearms and ammunition, endangerment and four charges of dangerous driving at Priorswood Road, Priorswood, Dublin on April 3, 2018.

O’Reilly, formerly of Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin, had denied the charges.

Judge Karen O’Connor sentenced him to eight and a half years imprisonment for possession of the firearms and ammunition, but suspended the ….read more

(Pictured: Susan Redmond. Credit: Collins)

A credit union employee who stole up to €395,000 over a decade from the lender has been jailed for 18 months.

The court heard Susan Redmond (50) had worked at Larkhill and District Credit Union in Dublin for 20 years and began taking out false loans on members’ accounts in 2003. Redmond completed and signed loan applications and then issued cheques, which she cashed.

Detective Garda Dominic McGrath revealed that Redmond’s colleagues noticed irregularities on accounts while she was on holidays and this launched an extensive investigation.

Redmond, of Thornville Drive, Kilbarrack, Dublin affirmed signed guilty pleas at Dublin ….read more

By Aoife Nic Ardghail and Jessica Magee

A man has been jailed for three years for the repeated rape of his sister in the early 1990s.

The man, who cannot be named to protect his sister’s anonymity, was aged around 16 at the time of the offences and was in charge of babysitting his younger sister, then aged 10 or 11.

At a trial at the Central Criminal Court in March, the 43-year-old man denied four charges of anal rape, one of oral rape and one of sexual assault at the family home on dates between May 1991 and June 1993. He was ….read more

By Brion Hoban

Two Dublin teenagers who had sexual intercourse with an autistic child in a bush have received fully suspended sentences.

The two men (19), who cannot be identified to protect the identity of the victim, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to defilement of a child under the age of 15 on January 25, 2016.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott sentenced both men to 18 months imprisonment, but suspended the entirety of the sentences for two years on a number of strict conditions including that they not directly or indirectly contact the victim in this case.

A local garda told Mary Rose ….read more

By Brion Hoban and Declan Brennan

A man who began sexually abusing his step-daughter before her First Holy Communion has been jailed for ten years.

The man (70), who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, was convicted by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of 72 counts of indecent assault which occurred on dates between October 31, 1973 and August 24, 1979.

He was aged 25 and the child was aged six when the attacks began.

Judge Elma Sheahan said it was difficult to overstate the levels of fear and anxiety experienced by a child subjected to this level ….read more

(Pictured: Seamus Marley. Credit: Collins)

By Brion Hoban

An alleged IRA man who raped two teenage boys at a “republican safe house” two decades ago has been jailed for seven years.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said that Belfast native Seamus Marley (45) used his standing in the republican movement, a movement “well capable of clandestine killings”, to silence the victims.

Marley, with an address at Belfield Court, Stillorgan Road, Dublin, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to charges of sexually assaulting and anally raping two boys in Co. Louth on dates in the early 1990s.

After a six day trial, the jury ….read more

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