Person: Breffni Gordon BL
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The Dubliner who sent a pig’s head to the home of a Garda and his wife is set to be out of jail in time to get some autumn sun in Spain.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
Teenager was found dead in Dublin while in HSE aftercare
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
A man being tried for the murder of an elderly man in a psychiatric unit in Co Cavan has changed his plea to guilty of manslaughter.
Sat, 19 Jul, 2014
A former Dublin football player accused of breaking an off-duty garda's jaw during a football match has said he was reacting to his opponent hitting him in his testicles first.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
A former Dublin footballer accused of breaking another player's jaw on the pitch told gardaí he struck out in a “reflex action” after he had been hit in the testicles, a court has heard.
Wed, 05 Feb, 2014
Two rugby players from a prestigious private school who were involved in a mass brawl have avoided a jail term.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
A garda has been acquitted of harassing a garage owner and his father after a dispute over crash repairs that had been carried out on the officer’s car.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2013
Evidence has finished in the trial of a garda accused of harassment and insurance fraud.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2013
An expectant mother has been spared jail for an unprovoked attack on a young couple in Dublin city centre.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2013
A Dublin man has avoided a jail term for “a dirty little scheme” of fraudulently claiming more than €43,000 in social welfare over a four year period using his brother’s identity.
Wed, 15 May, 2013
A Romanian woman who ran a brothel in Blanchardstown has avoided a jail term today on the condition that she returns to her country within a week.
Mon, 13 Feb, 2012
A BURGLAR who cut a number of fingers from an artist’s hand and used knives on her “like a butcher” during a break-in has been jailed for 16 years.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2011
A burglar who cut a number of fingers from an artist’s hand and used knives on her “like a butcher” during a break- in has been jailed for 16 years.
Tue, 01 Nov, 2011
A burglar who cut a number of fingers from an artist’s hand and used knives on her “like a butcher” during a break-in has had his sentencing adjourned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Mon, 04 Jul, 2011
A judge has ordered that a garda be found not guilty of assaulting a suspect despite comparing the incident to the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles.
Wed, 13 Oct, 2010
A garda accused of beating a suspect following a high-speed chase used justified force according to colleagues who gave evidence at his trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Tue, 12 Oct, 2010
A man on trial for the rape and sexual assault of a woman with a history of mental illness has told a Central Criminal Court jury that he lied to gardaí when he denied knowing the woman or having contact of a sexual nature with her.
Wed, 16 Jun, 2010
A forensic scientist has told a Central Criminal Court jury that DNA found in the bedroom of a woman who alleges she was raped and sexually assaulted by a neighbour matches that of the accused man.
Tue, 15 Jun, 2010
A chronic drug addict who forced his way into a family home and stabbed a man in front of his wife has been given a 12-year sentence for this offence as well as a spate of armed robberies and storing explosives for a criminal.
Thu, 20 May, 2010
A man found with a Glock pistol in his sock and a shotgun hidden behind a toilet in his home has been sentenced to nine years by Judge Tony Hunt at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2010
A social care worker who punched a man in the face following an early morning argument about queue jumping at a taxi rank has been given a suspended sentence.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
A former senior garda has been given a suspended sentence and a €5,000 fine for leaking a confidential government report to an Evening Herald reporter.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
A man who was involved in a dangerous high speed chase through Dublin city centre and less than a week later pointed a gun at gardaí while resisting arrest in a residential area has been given a 12-year sentence.
Thu, 21 May, 2009
A 17-year-old youth who left a man in a coma by jumping on his head has been given a four-year prison sentence, with two suspended, by Judge Frank O'Donnell at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Tue, 19 May, 2009
A man had to have part of his bowel removed after he was stabbed in the stomach by his girlfriend's ex-partner following an ongoing dispute between the two men.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2009
A drug addict who robbed the same building society twice and then headbutted a garda when he escaped from court will not spend any extra time in prison because of his current 20-year sentence for other offences.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2008
A chronic alcoholic who hit a man he saw talking to his wife over the head with a barstool has been given a two-year suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2008
The trial of a man accused of intimidating a victim of attempted murder and trying to persuade him not to give evidence at the trial of his attacker has opened at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2008
A 49-year-old Kerry resident whose wife reported him to gardaí after finding child pornography on his computer has been given a three-year suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2007
A teenager with "promising prospects" for international football who was caught with 19 shotgun cartridges has received a one year suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Fri, 06 Jul, 2007
A convicted robber currently serving eight years in jail for slashing a young man's face leaving him permanently scarred has received a further six months for issuing a threat in court to kill his victim.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2007
A convicted criminal who is serving a six years prison sentence for threatening the life of a member of a rival group who was later shot dead in a gangland killing, has been sentenced to eight years for threatening a garda.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2007
A former Moldovan trainee police officer has been given a one-year sentence for burglary of two Dublin city centre shops during the "Love Ulster" riot last year.
Tue, 22 May, 2007
A teenager with "promising prospects" for international football who was caught with 19 shotgun cartridges has been remanded on bail pending sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2007
The trial of a retired garda sergeant charged with stealing vehicles from an official compound has reached its concluding stages at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2007
FORMER lobbyist Frank Dunlop was accused at the Mahon Planning Tribunal yesterday of hallucinating when alleging he paid Fianna Fáil councillor Tony Fox £2,000 to vote for a south Dublin housing development in the 1990s.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2006
A retired member of the Garda Special Branch has been jailed for five years and disqualified from driving for 15 years for drunk driving causing death and serious injury.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2006
A garda has told a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury that he was not aware of any garda coming to his assistance when a protester had him by the neck at the "Reclaim the Streets" protest in 2002.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2005
A garda accused of assaulting a protester at the 2002 ‘Reclaim the Streets’ march in Dublin has claimed in evidence that he was justified in striking the man three times in the "upper body" but denied he ever hit him in the head.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2005
A protester at the "Reclaim the Streets" march in 2002, has told a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury, that he saw blood in the air when a garda struck his friend on the head with a baton.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2005
Defence counsel for a garda accused of assaulting a "Reclaim the Streets" protester in 2002, has told the man his client will testify that he saw him with his hand to the throat of another garda.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2005
A man who claims a garda him assaulted at the 2002 ‘Reclaim the Streets’ march in Dublin has identified himself on video footage of the event being struck three times by a garda with a baton.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2005
Charges against a garda accused of possessing child pornography have been dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Fri, 04 Feb, 2005
Judge Michael White has advised that the Director of Public Prosecutions should instigate an investigation into the publishing by Ireland on Sunday of an article giving intricate details of the upcoming trial of a garda accused of possessing child pornography.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2005