Category: Courts

  • Convicted abuser who kept school job gets 18 year sentence

    Central Criminal Court A 56-year-old man who remained in a job as a caretaker in a Donegal Irish language summer school after he was convicted of sexual assault has been sentenced to 18 years on additional sexual assault of four boys. Michael Ferry, with an address at Carrickboyle, Gweedore, Co Donegal, who worked as a […]

  • Convicted abuser who kept school job raped children again

    Central Criminal Court: Irish Times, Irish Independent A 56-year-old man who remained in a job as a caretaker in a Donegal Irish school after being added to the sex offenders list in 2002 pleaded guilty to 38 sample charges of sexual assault against four young boys at the Central Criminal Court yesterday (Monday 11 July). […]

  • Man who sexually assaulted 13 year old could end up dead on roadside

    Donegal on Sunday A man convicted of sexual assaulting at 13 year old girl in south Donegal would end up “in jail or on the roadside dead, and his life will be short and miserable” if he did not turn his life around, Naas Circuit Court heard. Mr Desmond Murphy SC was speaking at the […]

  • Mr Happy Goes To Court

    Irish Independent; Irish Daily Star; Irish Examiner A fortuitous coincidence of names may have played a part in saving a driver from a more serious sentence in Naas District Court yesterday (Monday 22 February). “How can I sentence someone to prison who works for a company called Tender Loving Care?”. And whose name is Mr […]

  • Father Jailed For Abusing Two Daughters

    The Irish Examiner An ex-soldier from Kildare who sexually abused his two daughters when the were children was given sentences totalling 25.5 years on nine sample charges at Naas Circuit Court for crimes described as ‘horrific’ by Judge Michael O’Shea. ‘These were two young vulnerable children,’ the judge said. ‘He was in the position of […]

  • Sligo publican admits insurance scam

    Sligo Weekender Naas Circuit Court A 41 year old publican with a Sligo address was given a two year suspended sentence for the theft of €32,000 from an insurance company in Naas Circuit Court. Enda Hannon, Culleens, Co Sligo, a father of two and former bricklayer who holds a pub leasehold, pleaded guilty to the […]

  • Kosovan jailed for supplying ectasy teen party

    Circuit court – Naas – Co Kildare A 22 year old Kosovan father of one was sentenced to two and a half for supplying ‘ecstacy’ to a party in Co Kildare. Garda Christina Brady from Naas Garda station said that on 29 July 2007 a young man became unwell at a house party, and as […]

  • Four sentenced for violent robbery

    Naas Circuit Court Four men who rammed Garda cars in a getaway attempt after a violent robbery have been sentenced to jail for up to three and a half years in Naas Circuit Court. Detective Garda Jenette Butler told the court that a ‘stinger’ device was used to stop the car in which the thieves […]

  • Headbutt same as a kick on the ground says judge

    Naas Circuit Court Headbutting was the equivalent to kicking someone on the ground in terms of the damage it might do, a circuit court judge said during sentencing of a man pleaded guilty to two counts of assault. Michael Connolly (34) with an address at 2627 Darragh Park, Newbridge, pleaded guilty to two count of […]

  • Teen Kept €50K of Cocaine in Bedroom, Car

    A 19 year old father-of-one who stored cocaine valued at over €57,000 in his bedroom cabinet and car was “an important link for the drugs barons”, a Circuit Court judge said. Judge Michael O’Shea was speaking at the sentencing of Mr James Lee, who pleaded guilty to the offence. “He was well aware what he […]