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Former Garda Mark Doyle Sentenced To Six Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Domestic Violence

The 38-year old had a previous address at Corbally Paddocks, Newbridge

A former Garda and soldier has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-wife and stepsons over a 12-year period.

38-year-old Mark Doyle, with a previous address at Corbally Paddocks, Newbridge, resigned from the force last year before pleading guilty on the morning his trial was due to start.

He admitted five counts of assault causing harm to Meav McLoughlin-Doyle and two counts of assaulting two of her sons causing them harm, on dates between September 2007 and August 2019.

Meav McLoughlin-Doyle described her former husband as "a respected member of the community but a monster in our home".

Doyle was a member of the Irish Defence Forces between 2002 and 2009 and a garda between 2009 and 2023. 

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