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RTE producer admits child sex assault

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Former RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and sexually exploiting children.

Creaven (58), of Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire, admitted to sexually exploiting three children at an address in Ireland. He also admitted to sexually assaulting two children and sexually exploiting another child in the Philippines.

The accused, who is in custody and appeared via video-link before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, also pleaded guilty to several counts of possessing child pornography.

Creaven pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting three children at an address in Ireland on dates between May 26, 2017 and July 10, 2017.

He also pleaded guilty to sexually ….read more

Andrzej Benko

Husband who tried to murder sleeping wife with hammer fails in appeal

Court of Appeal

(Pictured: Andrzej Benko. Credit: Collins)

A husband who attempted to murder his wife by hitting her head with a lump hammer while she slept has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Lawyers for Andrzej Benko (48) of Ladyswell Road, Mulhuddart, had argued to the three-judge Court of Appeal that his conviction was unsafe. Benko was sentenced to 15 years in prison following a trial at the Central Criminal Court in April 2014 for the attempted murder of his wife, Joanna, at their home on July 5, 2010.

Following the assault, Ms Benko suffered life changing injuries and now relies on full-time care.

Mr Benko’s ….read more

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'Complete eejit' impersonated garda and attacked pedestrian

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A teen described as ‘complete eejit’ who pretended to be a garda and attacked a pedestrian during the first lockdown last year has received a fully suspended sentence.

Edward Illes, now aged 20, was a passenger in a car which displayed flashing blue lights and took part in stopping people on the street under the guise of being a garda member.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that during one of these incidents, Illes attacked a man after he first asked the accused for identification and then called the emergency services.

The court heard that the behaviour started out as a “prank” and that ….read more

Four Courts

Bóthar CEO 'stole' from charity for 21 years to fund lifestyle, High Court hears

High Court

Bóthar’s former CEO David Moloney “stole” significant quantities of cash donated to the charity to fund his lifestyle over a 21-year period, the High Court has heard.

Mr Moloney, in a sworn statement to the court, said that he was generous with the cash, spending it on things such as family holidays and on his friends. However, he says he never lodged the monies in a bank nor has he kept any of the cash taken.

He also claims that much of what was misappropriated was paid to others, including the late Bothar founder Peter Ireton. He says that his wife Olive ….read more

Derek Moore

Bookkeeper claimed cash stolen from employer was for child's operation

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Derek Moore. Credit: Collins)

A bookkeeper who stole thousands of euro from the family-run business he worked at for over 20 years claimed he did so to save for his child’s operation, a court has heard.

Derek Moore (48) colluded with three of his employer’s customers to give them cheaper materials in exchange for cash payments, which he lodged into his own account instead of the company’s, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard today.

Moore, with an address at Huntstown Avenue, Blanchardstown, pleaded guilty to five counts of stealing just over €92,700 from his employer, Energy Saver Insulations Ltd, on dates between February ….read more

Bikes

Cyclist attacked innocent man he mistook for bike thief

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A cyclist who attacked an innocent man he mistakenly thought was trying to steal his bike has been given an 18-month suspended sentence.

Kildare resident Jaroslav Nowakowski (36) pleaded guilty to assaulting Noel Conway causing him harm on Moore St in Dublin city centre on November 3, 2019.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the victim was completely blameless and was going about his business when Nowakowski saw him.

Gerardine Small BL, defending, said her client saw Mr Conway with the same bicycle as him and believed he had stolen the bike.

She said that in a written letter her client has expressed shame ….read more

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