Firefighters giving evidence in a double murder trial have described seeing skulls and a ribcage in a burning car they were hosing more than five years ago.
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
A convicted rapist has been removed from court during his sentence hearing. He repeatedly interrupted proceedings, tried to sack his barrister, and called his victim, a grandmother in her 50s, a “filthy prostitute”.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2016
Sat, 08 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 GAA star has been given a suspended sentence for stealing over €28,000 from a barrister to use for online shopping.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
An 18-year-old man who raped and sexually assaulted two children, one of whom has Down Syndrome, has been sentenced to six years.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
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
The ringleader of a “spine-chilling” attack — in which a student was “frog-marched” to an ATM and told to withdraw money or his girlfriend would be raped by two accomplices — has had his jail term reduced on appeal.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2015
A convicted paedophile has been jailed for three and a half years for sexually assaulting a baby girl who had been left in his care while her parents went out drinking.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2015
The trial of a woman accused of assisting her friend’s suicide has heard the deceased’s nephew had “no problem” helping her travel to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
A Cavan resident who owes Revenue over €427,000 has been jailed for four and a half years for tax evasion, threats to kill a Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) officer and serious driving offences.
Sat, 21 Mar, 2015
A Clare man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a one-year-old girl 10 years ago.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
A Dublin man poured petrol on himself outside a garda station and threatened to set himself on fire, a court has heard.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
A Dublin plumber who broke a man’s skull with a claw hammer after finding him in his former partner’s bed has avoided a jail sentence.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
A Dublin woman charged with assisting the suicide of another woman will go on trial in April next year.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
A man has been sentenced to 18 years for the repeated rape and sexual assault of two very young girls in Kildare almost 10 years ago.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
A man who took part in a violent attack on a car containing four children including a toddler has received a six-year jail term with the last 18 months suspended.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013
A man who took part in a violent attack on a car which had three children including a baby inside has being jailed for 15 months.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2012
A man who assaulted his wife was later attacked by the victim’s relative who cut his throat using a Stanley knife blade.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
The mother of a juvenile sentenced to six years for a violent burglary screamed at a judge that he had earlier handed down a lighter sentence to a child abuser
Thu, 29 Mar, 2012
A father-of-three who claimed to suffer from a condition known as “sexsomnia” has been convicted of the sexual assault of his female cousin.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
A man accused of the sexual assault of his female cousin has told his trial today that he has a condition described as “sexsomnia”.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2012
A FORMER garda, allegedly forced to retire by injury, is seeking in the region of €1 million special damages from the State.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2011
A former garda, allegedly forced to retire as a result of injury, is seeking in the region of €1m special damages from the State, a judge has heard.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2011
A man who is serving a life sentence for murder has been acquitted by a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury of threatening to kill his victim’s sister.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2011
An actor and an ex-courier who had sex with a 14-year-old boy after they first met him through a gay website have been jailed for two years by Judge Martin Nolan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2009
A motorcycle courier who was selling cut-price ecstasy at €250 for 100 tablets to raise extra money for his family has had his sentence adjourned by Judge Tony Hunt at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2008
A Blanchardstown father-of-one who was "caught by his own stupidity" after he called gardaí to the apartment where he was storing over 3,000 "ecstasy" tablets has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2008
The closing stages have been reached in the trial at the Central Criminal Court of a Lithuanian man who denies that he raped a Russian woman in Waterford last year.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2007
The husband of Rachel O’Reilly who was accused of her murder will be today released from jail.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2006