The wife of a former garda said he took her and her children “through horror after horror as a family” over the 12 years they were together and that he has changed their lives forever.

Mark Doyle, 38, pleaded guilty to six charges of assault causing harm to his former wife and two step-children between 2008 and 2019.

Maeve Doyle described her former husband outwardly as “a respected member of the community but a monster in our home”.

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