Person: Paul Burns
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A mother has described to a murder trial the moment her partner was shot dead outside her home seconds after she had taken their five-week-old daughter inside.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
A Louth man has been acquitted of IRA membership after the Special Criminal Court found it could not rely on the belief evidence of a Garda Assistant Commissioner as being independent from the investigation.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
Two Dublin men have gone on trial, having pleaded not guilty to the ‘brutal, callous and shocking’ murder of a 25-year-old father in the city three years ago.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
A 50-year-old woman with schizophrenia has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), after being deemed unfit to stand trial for murder.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
The sentencing of a teenager for attempted murder has been delayed after the Central Criminal Court heard that an issue had arisen with preparing a court-ordered psychiatric report which would address future risk.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
A 46-year-old woman on trial, charged with murdering her flatmate, told gardaí that voices in her head made her stab him.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
Galway City Council and one of its elected councillors have unreservedly apologised to two Galway brothers who claimed they were defamed in comments made in the wake of the cancellation of the 2011 Galway City Marathon.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
A young woman has given evidence of taking what she thought was her last breath, as the teenager she met online tried to "choke the life" out of her before slashing her neck with a knife and leaving her for dead.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
A father of two, previously convicted of sexually assaulting a student, has pleaded guilty to separate sex attacks on two other women he met on the Tinder dating app.
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Tinder has heard that he told gardaí the woman became hysterical after he tried to kiss her.
Wed, 29 Nov, 2017
A woman who alleges she was attacked by a man she met on Tinder did not tell gardaí about eight minutes spent with the man before the alleged attack, a court has heard.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017
A student has told the trial of a man accused of attacking her on a date after they met on Tinder that she never told him she would have sex with him.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017
DNA on a screwdriver found at the scene of a fatal stabbing matched the deceased and one of the two men accused of his murder, a trial at the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Tue, 09 May, 2017
Two Limerick men have gone on trial accused of murdering a 26-year-old man at a house party two years ago.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2017
A man accused of stabbing another man four times during a row outside a chip shop said he only wanted to frighten the deceased who, he claims, attacked him first.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
Fri, 18 Nov, 2016
The sentencing of prominent republican Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy for tax evasion has been adjourned until general election day.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
The case against Thomas “Slab” Murphy is based on “utterly ludicrous” documentation which attempts to link the prominent republican to a non-existent farming income, his defence barrister has said.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015
Fri, 09 Oct, 2015
The High Court has quashed the dismissal of a Limerick-based detective who had admitted breaching Garda rules regarding the handling of informants.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2015
A Kerry woman who was sexually assaulted by her brother-in-law over 40 years ago has said she did not complain about what happened at the time because she “was taught not to question my elders”.
Tue, 28 Apr, 2015
A Wexford woman has been found not guilty, by reason of insanity, of the murder of her partner at their home in 2012.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2014
A teenager who was sentenced to six years with three suspended for the attempted murder of a 17-year-old has had his bail extended pending an appeal.
Sat, 22 Mar, 2014
A Cork woman pleaded guilty yesterday to the manslaughter of her eight-year-old son, Anthony, in 2012.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
A man who was jailed for life for raping four of his daughters has argued on appeal that victim support should not become the “dynamic factor” in the imposition of life sentences.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2013
All-Ireland Senior Club Football Champions St. Brigid's claimed their fourth Roscommon Senior Football title in succession, while elsewhere Ballinderry Shamrocks, Roslea and Longford Slashers claimed county final wins.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2013
A Dublin man who impeded the investigation into the shooting of mechanic Aidan O’Kane by supplying his killer with a change of clothes and destroying evidence in the case has been given a three-year jail term.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
A Dublin man who impeded the investigation in to the shooting of mechanic Aidan O’Kane by supplying his killer with a change of clothes and destroying evidence in the case will be sentenced next month.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
Camcorder footage shows a man who was stabbed to death by his cousin wielding the flick knife that was eventually used to kill him, the Central Criminal Court has heard today.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2012
Tyrone got off to a flying start in the Allianz HL Division 3A with a 3-18 to 2-9 win over Sligo at Healy Park in Omagh yesterday.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2012
A Dublin man accused along with his brother of murdering a father of six in front of his wife and children, has told his trial that the man would still be alive today if he hadn't produced a knife.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
Two Dublin brothers have gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court charged with murdering a father-of-six in the city more than four years ago.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
A father who put his daughter through “hell on earth” over more then a decade of sexual abuse has today been jailed for 14 years.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
THE Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) have called on the Government to disclose the “full facts and costs” of the Haulbowline toxic dump clean-up contract.
Fri, 29 Oct, 2010
A CORK contractor is claiming €114 million damages against three other firms over alleged breaches of agreement to clear contaminated materials from the former Irish Steel plant site at Haulbowline Island in Co Cork.
Sat, 23 Oct, 2010
A Dublin man stole €850 in an armed robbery at a supermarket minutes before he was stabbed to death the Central Criminal Court heard today.
Mon, 11 Oct, 2010
New Zealand’s powerful earthquake that smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted railway lines around Christchurch ripped a new 11ft wide fault line in the earth’s surface, a geologist said today.
Sun, 05 Sep, 2010
Government enterprise chiefs were tonight urged to fight for a new investor at a business site which is to close its doors for a second time.
Fri, 13 Aug, 2010
The Court of Criminal Appeal has reserved judgment in the case of five Limerick men who want their appeal against their murder conviction to be dealt with by the Supreme Court.
Mon, 17 May, 2010
The closing stages have been reached at the Central Criminal Court in the trial of a 51-year-old Slovakian landscape gardener charged with murdering his Polish flatmate.
Thu, 17 Dec, 2009