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Serial sex offender Nevin gets 14 years for Tinder rape

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Patrick Nevin. Credit: Collins)

A serial sex offender who attacked three women in the space of eleven days after meeting them through Tinder has been jailed for 12 years.

Patrick Nevin (37) attacked the women on first meeting them after he had texted them on the Tinder dating app and over the mobile phone.

A Probation Service report noted that Nevin had a preoccupation with sex and used sex as an emotional coping mechanism. It also stated he had a hostility towards women and placed him at a high risk of re-offending.

Last June Nevin pleaded guilty to raping one woman at Bellewstown, ….read more

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Child rapist Moynihan arrested on warrant and jailed

Central Criminal Court

(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

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IRA accused cleared as court finds it can't rely on Garda Asst. Commissioners's evidence

Special Criminal Court

A Louth man has been acquitted of IRA membership after the Special Criminal Court found it could not rely on the belief evidence of a Garda Assistant Commissioner as being independent of the investigation.

Michael Connolly (47) of Grange Drive in Dundalk, County Louth, had pleaded not guilty to membership of an unlawful organisation, styling itself Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the Irish Republican Army, otherwise the IRA on December 16, 2014.

It was the prosecution’s case that Mr Connolly was observed by Gardaí driving in convoy with another man, who was then found with two improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Delivering judgement today, ….read more

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Dubliners deny "brutal" murder of Vincent Ryan

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Vincent Ryan. Credit: Collins)

Two Dublin men have gone on trial, having pleaded not guilty to the ‘brutal, callous and shocking’ murder of a 25-year-old father in the city three years ago. The ‘circumstantial evidence’ against them includes CCTV footage from one of their own homes.

The Central Criminal Court heard that Vincent Ryan was shot dead in broad daylight, as he sat in his car on McKee Road in Finglas, after dropping his partner and baby at her home there.

The prosecutor told the jurors that no witness would identify the accused, Paul O’Beirne and Jeffrey Morrow, as the gunmen in ….read more


"Mr Nobody" received instructions from senior criminals based abroad

Special Criminal Court

A Kildare man known as ‘Mr Nobody’, who pleaded guilty to possessing 15 lethal firearms and 1,355 rounds of ammunition at a Dublin Business park, received his instructions from senior criminal figures based abroad, the Special Criminal Court was told today.

The non-jury court heard during today’s sentence hearing that gardai recovered four loaded revolvers which were “ready for imminent use”.

Declan Brady (53), with an address at The Park, Wolstan Abbey, Celbridge, Co Kildare, pleaded guilty in February to possessing nine revolvers, four semi-automatic pistols, a sub-machine gun, an assault rifle and 1,355 rounds of ammunition in suspicious circumstances at Unit ….read more

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5-year-old witnessed hammer and pick handle attack, court hears

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A father and son attacked a former friend with a hammer and a pick handle in front of the victim’s wife and five-year-old granddaughter as part of an ongoing feud, a court has heard.

Michael Reilly Senior and his son Michael F Reilly Junior have been jailed for 40 months and 20 months respectively at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the assault on Martin Maughan.

During the same incident, Reilly Snr also bit Mr Maughan on the ear, after ramming Mr Maughan’s jeep three times with his van, over what the court heard was “bad blood” between the two families.

Mr Reilly Snr ….read more

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