Two eminent pathologists clashed on the most likely cause of Bobby Ryan's death with one saying he probably suffered blows from a blunt instrument and the other suggesting he was more likely struck by a vehicle.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
The jury did not hear evidence that Patrick Quirke had secret audio recordings of him being "intimate" with Mary Lowry and that his computer was used to look up articles on notorious Irish murderers including Joe O'Reilly.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
Bobby Ryan's death was "callous, calculated, controlled murder" and the only verdict available is to find Patrick Quirke guilty of murder, lawyers for the State have told the Central Criminal Court.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
Fingerprints on items taken from Bobby Ryan's van after he went missing did not match the accused man Patrick Quirke, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Mon, 01 Apr, 2019
Mary Lowry said she did not make the recording and did not give anyone permission to record the conversation.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
Patrick Quirke told a social worker that Mary Lowry was leaving her three children unsupervised for long periods at weekends and had "lost the run of herself" after becoming fixated on a new relationship, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
A Waterford murder trial has heard that emergency services found a blood-soaked man on the ground outside the accused man’s house, which was also covered in blood and littered with alcohol cans.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
Four loaded weapons “primed, armed and ready” for use were among an arsenal of 15 firearms found at an “elaborate” industrial unit purporting to be a legitimate business.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
A man who falsely imprisoned, tied up and raped a woman in a hotel meeting room during a Dublin gaming convention has been jailed for 12 years.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
The jury in the trial of a man accused of raping a woman he met on Tinder in September 2014 has been told it can return a majority verdict.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
The fact that an alleged rape victim took a risk is of no relevance, a prosecutor has told a jury in the Central Criminal Court.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
A woman has told the Central Criminal Court that a man who she met on the dating app Tinder raped her in the Dublin mountains on their first date.
Fri, 26 May, 2017
A former Sinn Féin councillor waterboarded and threatened to kill a man who he believed was trying to defraud him, the Special Criminal Court heard yesterday.
Sat, 29 Apr, 2017
Counsel said that Freer should have had been linked in with social services but this didn't happen until gardaí raided his home.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
The jurors in the trial of a man, charged with murdering his flatmate, have been told that his "tale of self defence" was an insult to their intelligence.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2017
A Limerick man jailed for life for the murder of a 71-year-old retired soldier, whom he knew and whose fires he would light in his home, has moved to appeal his conviction.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
A man has been convicted of kidnapping the mother of his children in Longford after she obtained a barring order again him.
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016
Gardaí were forced to change nappies and cook dinner for several children after their mother was allegedly kidnapped from her home, a trial has heard.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2016
A mentally ill woman has been given a suspended sentence for holding a knife to her mother’s throat in a fit of jealousy after she found out her successful sister was coming home from Canada.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
The murder charges against seven Dubliners have been dropped, after five of them pleaded guilty to Dale Creighton’s manslaughter and their two co-accused pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Tue, 01 Nov, 2016
A Dublin man who sexually abused four sisters in their home has been given a 12-year sentence.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
A judge said his heart was broken on hearing “the very, very moving” account of what a child said about how her mother treated her.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
A man jailed for damaging a Claude Monet painting estimated to be worth €10m has lost an appeal against conviction.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
A mentally-ill woman held a knife to her elderly mother’s throat in a fit of jealousy after she found out her successful sister was coming home from Canada, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has heard.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Notorious criminal brothers Wayne and John Dundon have had appeals against their convictions for making threats to kill, dismissed by the Court of Appeal.
Mon, 30 May, 2016
A Cavan man who “lurked” in the ladies toilets of a McDonald’s before trying to sexually assault a woman turned himself in after his parents saw him on Crimecall.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
A former official with the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) who is facing jail for leaking potentially commercially sensitive information told investigators he thought he was advancing the interests of the agency.
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016
A convicted murder who claimed he accidentally shot the man he blamed for his brother’s suicide and poisoning of his father’s dogs has moved to appeal his conviction.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
A father has been given a six-year sentence for “heinous” sexual abuse of three of his children.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
The lawyers involved in the long-running trial of killer Graham Dwyer shared almost €900,000 in criminal legal aid payments last year.
Sun, 24 Jan, 2016
A Limerick man has been jailed for the four and a half years for a “savage” attack on his former partner during which he beat her with a shovel until it broke.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
A man who denied having sex with a 15-year-old girl until gardaí matched his DNA to that of her newborn child has received a three-year prison sentence.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2015
A 16-year-old who bought himself a car online and crashed it later that day, killing his friend, has been sentenced to 16 months’ detention.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
A Limerick man on trial for raping, torturing and imprisoning the mother of his child has been acquitted of most charges but convicted of assault and false imprisonment.
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
Fri, 16 Oct, 2015
A Clare man who threatened to kill his partner’s nine-year-old daughter if she told anyone of his sexual abuse has been jailed for 13 years.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
A man who took over €27,000 from friends and acquaintances by selling them bogus package holidays has been spared a prison sentence today.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2015
A Clare man threatened to kill his partner’s nine-year-old daughter if she told anyone of his sexual abuse, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
A stonemason who carried out two unprovoked serious assaults, one of which was on a friend, has been jailed for three and a half years.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2015
A disgraced garda and former GAA star has been fined €2,000 but was spared jail for defrauding a bank out of €450 in an ATM scam.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015
A man who was banned from the road when his dangerous driving caused the death of a back seat passenger has received an eight-and-a-half-year jail sentence.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
A former army officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after he “dealt with the devil” and got caught with almost €400,000 worth of herbal cannabis.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015