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Armed shop raider to serve five years in jail

An armed robber has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final three years suspended, for robbing a shop at knifepoint. Brendan McGeown...

Jail for weightlifter who pinned woman on bed and assaulted her

A nightclub bouncer pinned a woman face-down on his bed and violently assaulted her as she struggled to get free from his grip, a...

Drunk burglars took nap during break-in

A man returned to his isolated house to find two intoxicated burglars asleep in his bed. Caroline O’Brien (27), a native of Newcastle, in Galway...

Man pleads guilty to child sex charge

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty moments before his trial was due to begin at Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week to having sex with...

240 hours’ community service for man in ‘crash for cash’ scam

A 27-year-old man reared-ended a taxi on purpose so that passengers in the taxi could make a false insurance claim for personal injuries. Barry Hynes,...

Man held broken glass to throat of woman he met online

A man held a broken pint glass to the throat of a woman he had recently met through an online dating site and set...


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