Pensioner jailed for nine years for raping his daughter

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Fiona Doyle – whose father’s sentencing for raping her was today tripled – says she is ‘over the moon’. Patrick O’Brien of Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road in Dun Laoghaire in Dublin will now serve 9 years in prison after pleading guilty to the abuse of his daughter between 1973 to 1982. He was originally given a 12 year sentence for his offences which were described as one of the worst cases of sexual abuse one could possibly find. However because of his age and ill health 9 years of his sentence were suspended and he was granted bail pending an appeal – a move which sparked uproar. Fiona Doyle says she finally has closure and today’s move sends a powerful message to others who’ve suffered abuse: [audio_player src=””]