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IRL Name: 
Donncha O’Cearrbhail

Aged 19, from Birr, Co Offaly

The son of independent Offaly County Councillor John Carroll, O’Cearrbhail was previously arrested last year on the charge of hacking Fine Gael’s website using a denial of service attack which overwhelmed the government’s web host in Arizona. He is currently enrolled in Trinity College as a Medicinal Chemistry student and is a former winner of the Irish Science Olympiad in Chemistry, Physics and Computer Programming (2011).


Faces up to 15 years in prison

Accused of tapping into a conference call the FBI had with gardai and other international agencies investigating an international hacking ring in January.

Accused of accessing the email accounts of two senior officers in the Garda cyber crime unit