A Dublin man who pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting his daughters has been given a 12-year sentence at the Central Criminal Court with the final three years suspended.
The 47-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to 13 sample counts of rape and sexual assault against the girls at a house in Dublin on dates between January 2003 and February 2007.
The girls were aged between eight and 13 at the time of the offences.
Mr Justice Paul Carney sentenced him to nine years for the sexual assault offences to run concurrent to the 12-year sentence for rape.
Mr Justice Carney said he took note of the man’s “dysfunctional background” and the fact that “drink and drugs was no defence”.
“This man breached trust and committed a multitude of offences,” said Mr Justice Carney.
He placed the man on the sex offenders register and ordered that the man undergo five years of post-release supervision.