In 1882 the Ma’amtrasna murders, the brutal killing of several members of the Joyce family in rural Galway, caused outrage in Irish society. It has since become one of the most notorious homicides in Irish history. However a few years later Cork was rocked by an equally heinous case that has been totally forgotten, writes
A woman appearing in court by video link from prison on an aggravated burglary charge arising out of an investigation into her brother’s murder last September is to be brought to court in person on Monday because of an update in directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A labourer who denies the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe came to a garda station 11 days after the fatal shooting and said: "I came in to make a statement to hopefully clear my name."
The prosecuting barrister in the Patricia O’Connor murder trial says she believes Ms O’Connor's daughter and granddaughter told lies to support a ruse that she was still alive.
A brother and sister have described finding a human torso in the Wicklow mountains while having a picnic, with one of them describing the body part as looking like “a piece of a pig”, a murder trial has heard.