Man found guilty of possessing mescaline

A 42-year-old man who claimed that the powdered plant derivative found at his apartment in Cork could be extracted from a cactus plant commonly bought in flower ...

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63-year-old tells court he was raped on street

A 63-year-old man gave evidence yesterday in the trial of a man half his age who is accused of raping and sexually assaulting him when he was on a blanket at the ...

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Man guilty of sexually assaulting girl on bus

The middle-aged man who claimed he was only having banter with four 15-year-old girls on the back of a bus was found guilty yesterday of harassing the schoolgirls ...

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Drug could be got from €35 cactus, court told

A 42-year-old man was put on trial for possession of mescaline for sale or supply but the defence claimed that the material could be derived from a cactus bought ...

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'What is the world coming to?' - Man denies harassing four teen girls, and sexually assaulting one

A middle-aged man charged with harassing four teenage girls on a bus journey and sexually assaulting one of them said all he did was engage in banter.

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‘Wild escapade’ of dangerous driving risked up to 20 lives

Numerous people could have been killed on country roads by a wild escapade of dangerous driving and it is positively miraculous that the two young Limerick men in ...

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Man denies sex assault of teenage girl on bus

A man was put on trial by judge and jury yesterday charged with harassing four teenaged girls on a bus journey and sexually assaulting one of them.

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Man raped while asleep, court hears

A man aged around 60 was raped by a man half his age when he was sleeping in a doorway on the street in Cork City, it was alleged yesterday to a judge and jury at ...

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Biker’s death a stupid waste of a young man’s life, says partner

The partner of a motorcyclist whose death was caused by the dangerous driving of a van driver at a junction near Rathcormac, Co Cork, described it yesterday as “a ...

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Drug dealer showed no remorse for vicious assault in nightclub

A drug dealer who carried out his business in a rent-free apartment in Cork City showed no remorse for an attack on a student in a nightclub where he struck him ...

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Four-year jail term for man who set fire to two cars

A five-year jail term with the last year suspended was imposed on a man who set fire to two cars outside a house in Glanmire but said the owners had nothing to fear ...

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Extensive DNA evidence linked burglar to his crime

Evidence against a thief for burgling an apartment in Cork included a fingerprint at the window, DNA on a Pepsi can, DNA on a cigarette, and a phone credit receipt ...

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Man sent girl, 14, sexual messages for two weeks

An extremely vulnerable 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man following two weeks of sending her sexual messages and images by Facebook.

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Man caught with drugs when out on bail

Gardaí objected to bail being granted to a man caught with a €9,000 stash of drugs on Union Quay in Cork at a time when he was out on bail on an assault ...

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Joyriding gang member on north side of Cork city jailed

A leading member of a gang on the north side of Cork city who call themselves ‘Farranree Joyriders’ was jailed for 12 months today.

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Polish pair found not guilty of Fermoy murder

Two Polish truck drivers who denied murdering a man at the truck stop of the Amber filling station in Fermoy were found not guilty today.

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Court hears how Cork man put knife to partner's throat in jealous rage

A man flew into a jealous rage when his ex-partner received a call from a male friend and he punched her in the face, put a knife to her throat and struck her twice ...

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Suspended term activated for aggression to probation staff

A Kilmichael man, with the last year of his three-year jail term suspended for dragging a teenage girl into a building and assaulting her, had that last year activated ...

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Burglar who stole €30k jewellery jailed

A prisoner released after a long sentence for drug- dealing soon carried out a burglary where he stole €30,000 worth of jewellery, and yesterday he was sent ...

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Intermediate Cork hurler gets suspended two-year jail term for 'nasty assault'

An intermediate Cork hurler who spent two months remanded in prison for an assault on another man and a woman in Cork city centre was given a fully suspended two-year ...

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Fermoy murder trial: Lawyers for the accused call key witness 'an unreconstructed liar'

Tomasz Wasowicz, 45, and Marcin Skrzypezyk, 31, are on trial charged with the murder of Ludovit Pasztor, 40, on February 21, 2017 at the Amber filling station at ...

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Cork Tusla employee claimed child porn images were part of research for work

A Tusla child and family agency employee who was caught with thousands of child pornography images claimed to gardaí that he downloaded them in an effort ...

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Murder accused told gardaí he hit 'aggressor' with a stick to defend friend, court told

One of the two men who denies murder at a filling station in Fermoy said he was in no fight but intervened when his friend was being attacked and admitted hitting ...

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Court hears son of celebrity chef, Rachel Allen, is continuing drug treatment

Joshua Allen’s drug treatment is continuing, his lawyer said as the son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen confirmed his signed guilty plea to having cannabis ...

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€100k welfare fraudster to be sentenced July

Almost €100,000 in social welfare payments was claimed fraudulently by a man over a period of more than nine years and yesterday his sentencing was put back ...

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Man admits threatening and assaulting young woman in Cork

A man confessed yesterday to assault causing harm to a young woman in Cork, and threatening to kill her.

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Fermoy murder trial hears single blow from iron bar was likely cause of death

One single blow from a large iron bar to the back of a man’s head was likely to have been the cause of death, a pathologist has testified in the Fermoy murder ...

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Witness ‘saw men being hit with bars’

An eyewitness in a Co Cork murder trial testified yesterday seeing two men on the ground at the Amber Service Station in Fermoy being struck by another pair standing ...

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Man caught with 'apple-paring' knife spared jail on condition he leaves country

A Romanian man caught in possession of a knife claimed he only had it for paring apples and today he was given a one-month jail term - suspended on condition that ...

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Fermoy murder trial witness heard a lot of roaring and shouting, court told

An eyewitness in the Fermoy murder trial testified today seeing two men on the ground at the Amber Service Station in Fermoy being struck by another pair standing ...

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Motorist in Cork who collided with car and bus 'panicked and fled', court hears

A motorist who crashed into a car and a bus and then drove away from the scene blamed the collision on a canister of lawnmower petrol bursting into flames inside ...

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Sewer pipe blocked in dispute, court told

A 74-year-old man accused of harassment of his neighbour by allegedly blocking a sewer pipe and other actions arising out of a disagreement over a window appeared ...

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Friend tells Cork murder trial deceased had suggested showing lorry drivers 'who is the real Polish'

A friend of the man found dead at the Amber station in Fermoy testified at a murder trial today that when they had metal bars in their hands the deceased said they ...

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Camogie player Ashling Thompson admits elbowing woman in jaw in Cork nightclub

GAA All-Star camogie player Ashling Thompson has admitted that she assaulted another woman at a nightclub by elbowing her in the jaw.

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Robber gave victim money back for rent, court hears

A woman who cried out when she was victim of a robbery that she needed the money to pay rent was given some of her money back by the culprit.

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Butcher bear-hug delays bag thief

An English Market butcher staked his claim to being local peacekeeper when he caught a man in a bear-hug as he tried to snatch a handbag hanging from a baby’s ...

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Man found dead in Fermoy had 'significant injury to the back of the ... head', court hears

Paramedics who arrived to the scene of a 40-year-old Eastern European man lying on his back at a Fermoy filling station gave up on their attempts to resuscitate ...

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Mother charged with child cruelty for allegedly abandoning her two children in taxi while she was drunk

A four-year-old boy and his toddler sister were abandoned in a taxi by their drunken mother, it was alleged today as she was prosecuted for child cruelty.

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Trial begins of two Polish lorry drivers accused of murdering Eastern European man in Cork

Two Polish road hauliers who were working in Ireland were put on trial today on the charge of murdering another Eastern European man at a filling station in Fermoy, ...

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Man in court over €35,000 heroin seizure

Gardaí arrested a man and charged him in relation to the alleged seizure of €35,000 worth of heroin at an apartment in Cork City.

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Jail for scamming householder

A three-month jail term was imposed on a young Kerry man for his part in conning a middle-aged householder in Cork to pay €50 to clean gutters but then securing ...

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Man pleads guilty to burglary and assault charges

An aggravated burglary at the home of a pensioner at Christmas resulted in a young man pleading guilty to multiple charges yesterday, including assault causing harm ...

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‘Lock me up, I won’t do community service’

A teenager who caused a ruckus at a hospital was given an option of doing community service instead of going to jail. But declaring “f*** that”, he said ...

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Assault charge is withdrawn but defendant faces two new charges

Liam Heylin A man accused of assault causing harm to his mother, who died as a result of a fall months later, had the assault charge against him withdrawn by the ...

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Accused made suicidal threats after release

A vulnerable young Cork man who was released from custody on Monday to live at a hostel ended up going drinking on Monday night, removing his clothing and threatening ...

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Jail for Cork man who stole soap from house but failed to make a clean getaway

A 55-year-old man who burgled a house by leaning in the bathroom window to steal soap claimed that he only wanted to wash himself – but unfortunately, he failed ...

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Man, 62, jailed for 'fishing' money from Cork church collection boxes to fund addictions

A heroin addict with a gambling problem found that ‘fishing’ money out of church collection boxes was the easiest way he could think of to pay for his ...

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Cork teen facing 11 car theft charges must keep 9pm - 6am curfew

A teenager who facing charges under Operation Joyrider – a garda investigation of car thefts in Cork city – has been released on more stringent bail ...

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Court hears Cork woman has over 100 shoplifting convictions

A young Cork woman who has been convicted of shoplifting more than 100 times was back before the court for sentencing on another spree of thefts.

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Man pleads guilty to assault but denies using a glass

A man claimed he was followed down a lane and struck with a glass but the man who admitted assault was adamant that he did not use a glass.

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