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Crack addict used own car during robberies

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A crack cocaine addict who carried out a spree of robberies and attempted robberies in less than three months has been jailed for four years.

Aaron Gilsenan (38) used a knife to threaten staff at five convenience stores and filling stations in Dublin. He robbed a taxi driver of €40 after telling him that he had a gun, although no gun was ever recovered.

He was easily identifiable on CCTV footage of the raids, as he never used a disguise. He used his own car to escape and took over €760 in total.

Gilsenan made admissions following his arrest for each offence. He ….read more

Court of Criminal Appeal

Man was teen when he sexually assaulted and raped girl (13)

Central Criminal Court

A man who convinced a child to play sexualised games of truth or dare later coerced her into sexual intercourse, a court has heard.

Graham Doyle (31) with an address at North Circular Road, Dublin, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four sample counts of sexual assault and one count of section four rape in Dublin on dates unknown between August 1, 2004 and March 31, 2005.

Doyle has four previous convictions for offences of defilement of a child under the age of 15 which date back to 2011. He met the teenage victim in that case on a social ….read more

Brian Walton

No jail for musician caught with over €21k in cannabis

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Brian Walton. Credit: Collins)

By Aoife Nic Ardghail and Fiona Ferguson

A Dublin musician who was caught with over €21,000 of cannabis has been given a four year suspended sentence.

Brian Walton (31), a skilled multi-instrumentalist and set musician, admitted he had been selling cannabis to clear debts.

Walton, with an address at Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing cannabis and cannabis resin worth a total of €21,423 at his home on April 24, 2017. He has no previous convictions.

Garda Peter Lyons told Joseph Barnes BL, prosecuting, that he got a warrant to search Walton’s address ….read more


Man goes on trial accused of Longford murder

Central Criminal Court

A 26-year-old man will go on trial at the Central Criminal Court this afternoon, accused of murdering another man in Longford more than two years ago.

Rihards Lavickis, originally from Latvia, but with an address at Annaly court, Longford is charged with the murder of Polish man Akadiusz Czajkowski on 1st November 2016 at Rue Noyal Chatillon, Townspark in the town.

Mr Justice Michael White has sworn in a jury of eight men and four women this morning. He said he would begin hearing the trial this afternoon and that it will run for about 10 days.

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