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Paedophile jailed for sex assault on baby

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for three and a half years for sexually assaulting a one year old baby who had been left in his care while her parents went out drinking. Michael O’Brien (46), with last address in County Limerick, committed the abuse against a backdrop of severe neglect and physical abuse by the child’s parents. The court heard there was no clean clothes, electricity or food in the house at the time, although food was kept in the freezer for when social workers came for inspections. Last month, O’Brien was released from a 12 year sentence imposed in 2008 for the sexual abuse of two children who were under the age of six. In 1993 he was jailed for four years for the aggravated sexual assault of a 60-year-old woman during a burglary of her home. Describing the assault as “a vile and monstrous act” against a child, whose parents had failed in their duties, Judge Sarah …

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Drug dealer faces application to activate suspended sentence

A convicted Ennis drug dealer is to appear before Judge Patricia Ryan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today (Thursday) to face an application to activate a five year suspended prison sentence for other offences. A jury of nine men and three women returned a unanimous guilty verdict in the case of Brian Greene, 39, of 2 Corrovorrin Avenue, Ennis who was  charged with having €783 worth of heroin for sale or supply over three years ago. At Ennis Circuit Criminal Court, Greene had denied having heroin for sale or supply at his Ennis address on September 13, 2011. The jury deliberated for a little less than an hour and a half before returning their verdict. After the jury were dismissed, the court was informed that the accused has a five-year suspended sentence in existence in relation to another conviction for having drugs for sale or supply and it was suggested he may be “a flight risk” in light of this. The previous …

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Bank manager stole money from friends

A former bank manager who was jailed for four years after he stole nearly €450,000 from customers to pay off debts arising from unsuccessful investments in the property market has had half his sentence suspended on appeal. In April last year, Kevin Jarlath Mitchell (55) was jailed for four years by Judge Martin Nolan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after pleading guilty to 10 sample counts of charges relating to stealing money from clients while he was a senior official at ACC Bank in Kilrush. Mr Mitchell, with a last address at Drimnagh Road, Drimnagh, pleaded guilty to charges of theft, obtaining cash and a cheque under false pretenses and falsifying a DIRT compliance certificate on dates between January 1993 and February 2012. The court heard evidence that father-of-five Mitchell stole €197,000 from a pensioner after leading the man to believe that he had been depositing his cash in a high-interest account. Mitchell also stole €250,000 from a couple who …

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Clare father guilty of child cruelty

A Clare father who “sacrificed the welfare of his children for alcohol” has been given a four year sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the neglect and ill treatment of six children. The eldest victim described how she was 10 when she was left to care for her six week old sister. She said the baby slept beside her in a single bed and when she was unable to stop the infant crying during the night the accused hit her in the face. The now 19-year-old woman also described coming home from school to find the baby alone strapped into a car seat when her parents had gone drinking. She also cared for her other siblings and forged her mother’s signature in shops in order to feed them. The foster parents of some of the children, aged between two and 12 years old at the time they went into care, said they were unable to use cutlery, were not …

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