Sunday, June 16, 2019

Banned driver who stole BMW and crashed while ‘out of his mind’ is jailed

A disqualified driver who stole a BMW and later crashed it while “out of his mind” on drugs has been jailed for two years. Jonathan...
screwdrivers

‘Nervous’ man had two screwdrivers with him to help rob Blanch shop

A robber who held up a shop armed with two screwdrivers has been jailed for two years. Patrick Dunne (30) of Santry Lodge, Ballymun,...
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Handyman ‘asked to hold €20k of heroin’ given suspended sentence

A handyman who claimed he was approached in a dole queue and asked to hold over €20,000 worth of heroin has walked free from...

Garda “expected to die” when car accelerated away during attempted seizure

A garda has said he expected to die the day a woman, who was high on crack cocaine, accelerated away as he was attempting...

Pizzeria robber with chainsaw-wielding accomplice avoids jail

A Mayo resident who robbed a pizzeria with a chainsaw-wielding accomplice has avoided a custodial sentence. Craig Dempsey (25) formerly of Allenton Road, Tallaght, pleaded...

Partially-suspended sentence for man who caused €77k damage to apartment block

A Dublin man who set fire to a car which caused €77,000 damage to an apartment block and destroyed two vehicles has received a...

Arsonist jailed for ten years for two attacks on family homes

A man who set fire to an apartment with three children inside has been jailed for ten years. Ian...

Shock as regular tried to hold up Rush Post Office

A man who tried to rob a post office “in a moment of madness” after earlier asking the staff for a bag has been...
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Serial Bookie Robber Jailed for Four and a Half Years

A chronic Dublin drug addict described as “the black sheep of his family” who carried out a string of robberies of bookies shops has...
Tallaght Hospital

Jail for man who took part in beating at Tallaght Hospital

By Isabel Hayes A man who took part in beating up a man on the grounds of Tallaght Hospital in a row over a stolen...