Man charged over possession of pistol
The biggest seizure of heroin ever made in Cork — a €350,000 stash — resulted in the accused man confessing to the crime yesterday.
The prisoner apologised unreservedly, and later complained that it was a disgrace and a joke for him to get a five-month jail sentence for the assault.
A knife was produced by an agitated 28-year-old man during a domestic incident at his home over the Christmas holidays prompting his father to call the gardaí.
A woman caught with €800 worth of cannabis in her car told gardaí the drugs were for transmission to Cork Prison.
A Ballincollig man who was experiencing paranoia and who believed his mobile phone was affecting electrical devices terrified an elderly woman and her adult daughter by kicking in their front door.
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 he would not do community work.
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 to make a clean getaway.
A 55-year-old man facing charges including one where he was allegedly threatening while not wearing any trousers challenged the district judge’s knowledge of the law in court.
Gardaí were threatened they would have their throats cut and get shot in the head when they went to help a man to get medical care from an ambulance crew.
A young man accused of kicking in his mother’s front door and assault causing harm to her at Christmas argued through his solicitor yesterday that the charges should be struck out because she had died on Monday night.
Four assaults in three pubs around Cork City over a short period of time resulted in a man getting community service and a suspended jail term yesterday.
A father of five who caused a hazard by parking three caravans on the side of a busy road has claimed he was saving the taxpayer a hefty bill to house his family in a hotel.
A middle-aged man became concerned about screams from a woman next door and when he called to the house to see if she was OK, he was kicked in the groin by the woman’s attacker.
A drink driver engaged in horrible and insulting behaviour to gardaí, it was claimed yesterday, but he said they treated him abominably and carried him into a garda station “like a splayed frog”.
A man wearing a wig jumped on the counter of a Ticketmaster outlet in Cork before doing an about-turn and fleeing with nothing.
Three men were arrested yesterday and charged with multiple counts of breaking into cars parked south of Cork city. Garda Brian Motyer and Garda Jamie Landers arrested the three and brought them before Cork District Court.
“You called me a langer and you’d want to apologise for it.”
A hotel supervisor was punched in the mouth by a man who took exception to the bar being closed at a family party and yesterday the culprit pleaded with the judge not to jail him.
A blind woman accused of shouting expletives as children played nearby denied the charge and said that it was a member of An Garda Síochána who used foul language to her.
A woman was frightened for her life by a young man who tried to strangle her and also trashed her home.
A man wearing his pyjamas ran out of his house in the early hours of the morning and sprayed a neighbour in the eyes with Yves Saint Laurent perfume.
A man who walked around Cork City “beating the lard” out of people and who shown no remorse has been labelled “disgraceful” by a judge.
Armed gardaí rushed to a hospital grounds in Glanmire, Co Cork, and found a man carrying an axe.
Armed gardaí in Cork rushed to a hospital grounds in Glanmire, Cork and found a man carrying an axe on Tuesday afternoon, and yesterday the man’s solicitor claimed the accused was not properly before the court, writes Liam Heylin.
A taxi driver facing penalty yesterday, on a charge of punching a young woman on the nose in the height of a row about a fare, continued to deny the offence and indicated he would appeal a conviction.
An eight-month jail sentence was imposed yesterday on a man who pointed a gun at a three-year-old child being brought to a creche.
A man who burgled a hair salon called back and admitted he was the culprit, but he also inquired about CCTV at the premises.
Armed gardaí rushed to Blarney St, in Cork City, when it was reported that a man was brandishing a firearm. They saw the armed man hide behind a parked car.
A 76-year-old retired primary school teacher was arrested yesterday and charged with sexually assaulting a nine-year-old schoolboy eight times in the early 1990s.
A member of an ambulance crew had blood spat into her face by a drunken man to whom she was giving medical assistance in the back of an ambulance.
A Russian national coming home from a night out in Cork City was caught with a canister of CS gas in his possession and claimed he did not know it was illegal, as in his country they were commonly available from newsagents.
Two men have been ordered to do 200 hours of community service after conspiring to swindle weekly jobseekers’ allowance totalling €3,824.
Anyone assaulting a garda, hospital staff or members of the emergency services was at risk of a jail sentence, a judge warned yesterday as he sentenced a man to four months for such a crime.
The aftermath of celebrations of Sarsfields’ win in the Cork county hurling final in 2012 saw a serious attack on a man at his home by a father with his two sons.
A man caught with heroin for sale or supply outside a supermarket told gardaí the brown substance in question was gravy powder.
A woman with no previous convictions admitted a charge of assault causing harm arising out of a case where she kneed a bouncer in the groin.
The high volume of investigations into suspected possession of child porn has caused a backlog of up to four years in the Garda office responsible for forensically examining computers.
Free legal aid was granted yesterday to former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn to defend the case against him on charges of soliciting someone to murder three people.
A father and son who were involved in an incident where a car clamper had his hand fractured near their place of business were both convicted and fined yesterday.
A man who was previously convicted of using a knuckle-duster to harm a woman’s face claimed that months later she assaulted him by pushing him when he laughed at her.
A man who was accused of carrying a knuckleduster after his arrest at a road checkpoint claimed yesterday a garda told him the charge would be dropped if he supplied information on crimes.
The case against a former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn on charges of soliciting somebody to murder a detective and two others was adjourned yesterday for preparation and service of a book of evidence.
The Sun newspaper, it was claimed yesterday, will effectively pay for legal representation for former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn on charges of soliciting a person to murder a detective garda and two other people.
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