A woman who posted false sex adverts on a classifieds website on behalf of two unwitting people has avoided jail.
Aishling Madden (34) was convicted by a jury earlier this month of four counts of defamation and two counts of publishing material following a trial.
Madden, of Monastery Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin, had originally denied defaming David Henry and Louise Vivace on the Gumtree website at her home between June 17 and 20 2006. She also denied a further two counts of publishing material which was grossly offensive.
Judge Patrick McCartan sentenced her to 12 months on each count, but suspended the sentences for three years.