Friday, April 19, 2019

‘Mother’s love’ prompted woman to use forged licences for bank loans

A mother's “love for a son” led to a woman using a forged driver’s licence to obtain bank loans so that she could purchase...
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

18 months for man who smashed pool cue over a music teacher’s head

A man who hit a music teacher over the head with a pool cue suffers from treatment-resistant schizophrenia and delusionally believed something untoward had...

Woman awarded €25k as judge rules night club bouncers ‘out of control’

Bouncers who ejected a woman and her boyfriend from a nightclub at Airside, Swords were “out of control” and acted like they were taking...
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...

Grandparents avoid jail for making fraudulent social welfare claim

Two Dublin grandparents have avoided going to jail after they admitted fraudulently claiming over €72,000 in social welfare payments over 11 years. Annette McCluskey (57)...

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...

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...

Suspended sentences for eight relatives in inter-family brawl

Eight members of a family have each received a suspended four-year sentence for taking part in a violent brawl. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that...

Ballymun man jailed for random attacks after ‘a three-day bender’

A Ballymun man who was acting “out of character” when he randomly attacked his neighbours in their homes after “a three-day bender” has been...

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...

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