Court and Crime
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to more than three-and-a-half additional years in prison.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
The percentage of prisoners getting Christmas TR this year, running at 4% of the prisoner population, is similar to last year and marks a decrease on the previous two years.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2018
A man has been given a 30-day prison sentence for "throttling" a woman in a row in the pool room of a bar.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2018
The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by a former prisoner with important implications for up to 1,000 cases concerning slopping out in prisons.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2018
The cabinet will this morning consider a bill to increase the penalties for repeat sex offenders.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2018
Car owners could face jail for letting learner drivers use their vehicle without supervision.
Wed, 14 Feb, 2018
A man who stole two USB keys from a garda station while being interviewed about a robbery he had committed that day has been jailed for two years.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018
The Irish Penal Reform Trust says young mothers should only be sent to prison as a last resort.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
A man who ordered two grenades off the dark net has been jailed for three years and six months for IRA membership.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
A rapist, who successfully challenged the constitutionality of a law stopping the payment of his State contributory old-age pension, has lost an appeal against the severity of his 12-year jail term.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
One of a group of people arrested and charged in connection with an alleged cocaine-extraction laboratory has been refused bail.
Wed, 06 Dec, 2017
"The damage that is done in sexually exploiting a child can be lifelong."
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
There is no independent inspection in Ireland of a range of detention facilities, including Garda stations, prisoner transport and immigration units, according to an expert report.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
A father has narrowly avoided going through the gates of Limerick Prison for maintenance arrears after coming up with the money en route to the prison.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
More than 3,500 makeshift daggers and other deadly weapons were seized by prison officers working in jails during the past five years — an average of two every day.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Fresh calls are being made for mandatory minimum sentencing for homicide offences after the Government took the surprise step of announcing such proposals for repeat sex offenders.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017
An investigation is underway into allegations of “improper conduct” at Limerick Prison, the Irish Prison Service has confirmed, after a whistleblower’s dossier was sent to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
An hours-long gun battle at a northern Mexico prison has left seven people dead and 13 injured, authorities said.
Wed, 07 Jun, 2017
A pensioner who had been jailed, and was subsequently released by the High Court, over a failure to pay court-ordered instalments on a €5,000 judgment debt has brought fresh proceedings seeking damages.
Mon, 15 May, 2017
The Christian governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy in a case that has undermined Indonesia's reputation for practising a moderate form of Islam.
Tue, 09 May, 2017
A woman who assaulted three neighbours after placing a chair on a roof to look into a nearby garden has been jailed for 22 weeks.
Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
A married man who strangled his lover as they “fooled around” in her bed after he claimed she threatened to tell his wife about their affair was jailed for eight years today.
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
Mattresses have been used in the country’s newest jail because of a space shortage.
Sun, 19 Mar, 2017
The overall amount of contraband seized in Irish prisons last year dropped slightly — and there has been a significant decline in the amount of weapons found in jails.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2017
A fare-dodging thug who launched a brutal attack on a train ticket inspector has been jailed for 15 weeks.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2017
At least 60 inmates have died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas in Brazil, according to officials.
Mon, 02 Jan, 2017
The number of people being jailed for failing to pay court fines has fallen by around 1,000 following the introduction of laws aimed at effectively eliminating the sanction,
Sat, 03 Dec, 2016
The Church of Ireland has said it commends the courage of abuser Patrick O'Brien's victims in coming forward.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
High-profile businessmen, celebrities, and other individuals avoiding tax by keeping more than €100,000 in off-shore accounts will be prosecuted and potentially jailed for the “criminal offence” from next May under strict new laws.
Fri, 14 Oct, 2016
A UK lorry driver who ploughed a vehicle packed with steel into a line of rush-hour traffic, leaving one seriously injured, has been jailed.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2016
A man who had to be dragged by gardaí from a burning car after he crashed into another vehicle during a high speed pursuit has avoided a jail term
Mon, 03 Oct, 2016
Part of Mountjoy Prison is being considered as a new home for some of the country's most vulnerable and ill older prisoners, it has been revealed.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2016
A new bail scheme for juveniles charged with a criminal offence is trying to keep “as many young people out of the custodial system” as possible, the head of the Probation Service has said.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
A builder who was 16 times the legal drug-driving limit when he crashed at high speed in a seaside town, killing two people, has been jailed.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
Pat Hickey could be released from jail in Brazil this week - as the investigation into reported ticket touting at the Olympic games continues.
Sun, 28 Aug, 2016
A rapist who barged his way into a pensioner's home and attacked her has been jailed for 12 years.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Thu, 18 Aug, 2016
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
South African track star Oscar Pistorius, serving six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was treated in hospital for minor wrist injuries on Saturday before being returned to custody, a prison service spokesman said.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
A callous ex-lover who pushed his former partner out of a window, then peeled away her fingers as she clung desperately to the frame has been jailed for 24 years.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
It is not the fault of the Anglo Trio but they are beneficiaries of a jail system that is unable to perform its only and basic function, lock up all convicted criminals equally and without favour, writes
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
British social services bosses say lawyers advised them that they “couldn’t have appealed” when a senior family court judge ruled that Ellie Butler should return to live with the father who had been accused of hurting her.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
An exemplary prisoner who worked on a programme to reduce prison violence has been jailed for four years for possession of €1.4 million worth of heroin
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016