More than 270 Irish people jailed overseas have sought consular assistance from the State since 2013.
A woman who attempted to kill her partner by pouring sulphuric acid on him as he slept has been jailed for life.
An agile thief nicknamed "Spiderman", an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison.
A drug dealer tried to run over a policeman to avoid arrest and drove around 70 metres with the officer on his bonnet.
A British man has been jailed for 12 months for trying to grab a policeman's gun at a Donald Trump rally in an alleged bid to kill the now US president-elect.
A predatory fantasist has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for blackmailing Muslim women using intimate films he took of them without their knowledge.
An unemployed courier who was caught with guns, ammunition and just over €480,000 worth of ecstasy tablets and cocaine has been jailed for six years.
Two drivers who weaved and raced each other at speeds of up to 130mph left a mother-of-two with brain damage after crashing into her car, a court heard.
Disgraced former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for child sex abuse and even "offered" one boy to another BBC presenter.
A man who killed his disabled neighbour and injured her 79-year-old mother in a frenzied knife attack has been jailed for a minimum of 10 years.
A woman stabbed her boyfriend to death with a kitchen knife after he told her of his plans to end the relationship, police said.
A motorist who crashed her car while inhaling a "laughing gas" balloon has been jailed for 20 months.
A gambling addict has been jailed for at least 15 years for bludgeoning his estranged wife to death with a hammer after a row over tickets to an Elvis tribute act.
A mentally-ill man has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 10 years for killing a retired solicitor after their cars were involved in a minor collision.
Nine men have been jailed after a teenager in local authority care was subjected to a "horrifying" catalogue of sexual abuse, some of which was streamed live on the internet.
A 17-year-old has been jailed for life after hacking a fellow teenager to death with a "zombie Killer" machete.
Arshid Hussain, the ringleader of a gang who groomed, raped, and abused teenage girls in Rotherham, has been jailed for 35 years.
Three men convicted of killing a 14-year-old boy in a cemetery posed for a selfie before the “brutal and sustained attack”.
A woman jailed for three-and-a-half years for fatally stabbing a convicted paedophile has had her sentence more than doubled.
An Irishman has been jailed for a year after pleading guilty in Texas to trafficking rhinoceros horns.
A man linked to the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for the hit TV show The Sopranos has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and prostitution charges.
A hospital radiographer believed to have downloaded at least a million indecent images and videos of children has been jailed for two years and four months.
An Algerian man who posted messages in support of Islamic State (IS) on social media sites has been jailed for two years.
A woman has been jailed for seven years for attempting to smuggle cocaine worth around £1m (€1.4m) into the UK hidden in toiletries.
A leading Chinese human rights activist who organised rallies for media freedom has been sentenced to six years in prison in what his lawyer described as a hurried and unfair trial.
A second year engineering student and an apprentice electrician have been jailed for a “savage” attack on a passing cyclist.
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the office of an opposition newspaper in Istanbul after two journalists were jailed pending trial for reporting on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.
A man has been jailed for 21 months for repeatedly stabbing his ex-partner in the face with a fork while she held their infant child.
A finance director who took almost £8m from TV star Duncan Bannatyne’s gym business has been jailed for four years and eight months.
A father-of-three jailed for having sex with a 14-year-old girl has had his prison sentence reduced following a successful appeal.
A young mother, whose badly sunburnt two-year-old child was found with her in a car clutching a can of beer and smelling of alcohol, has been given an eight-month sentence for child cruelty.
An Irish former doctor has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two young girls.
Former All-Ireland winning Wexford hurler Paul Codd faces the prospect of being sent back to prison again for his alleged refusal to co-operate with his bankruptcy.
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