Monday, September 23, 2019

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...

Man jailed for drug-fuelled rampage

Dublin man who went on a cocaine-fuelled driving rampage armed with a sub-machine gun has been jailed for nine years. Joseph Rafferty (38) seized...

Man who assaulted teen over €50 drug debt jailed

A Dublin youth who viciously assaulted a teenager whose friend owed him €50 for pills has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Thomas Merrigan...

Man pleads not guilty to burglary, beating an elderly farmer for €50

A Dublin man has gone on trial accused of breaking into an elderly farmer’s Fingal home with two others and beating the victim with...
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

Jail for serial fraudster for scamming many victims

A former property investor who was “robbing Peter to pay Paul” during a series of thefts and fraudulent schemes which netted him almost €50,000...