Michael O'Higgins SC made his closing speech for the defence in the trial of Keith Connorton (40) who has pleaded not guilty to murdering 32-year-old Graham McKeever at the accused's home at Deerpark Avenue, Tallaght on February 18, 2017.
A forensic pathologist told the trial of a father accused of murdering his six-month-old son that a tear to the inside of the child's throat would usually be seen in cases involving punches, blows or severe struggle.
The former head of group finance at Anglo Irish Bank said he was not aware that €7.2bn transactions with Irish Life and Permanent were “a straight exchange of cash with no underlying security” until after they had taken place.
A man attending a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in Dublin was "relieved" when people he thought were gardaí arrived after a shooting before one of them took aim with a gun and shot a person, the Special Criminal Court has heard today.
A garda superintendent has denied ignoring a 2013 letter by a social worker regarding sexual assault allegations against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe in order to “trigger an earthquake in the HSE”.
The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he was "not impressed with the notion" that the onus was on a social worker to follow up when she did not receive a reply from a senior garda to a query about allegations of sexual abuse.
Former Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied she left out any reference to “water protesters” in her statement to gardaí because she wanted to make the protesters out as a “disorganised rabble”.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ordered the withdrawal of the Guerin report into the handling of Garda whistleblower allegations, which forced the resignation of former justice minister Alan Shatter in 2014,.
Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has re-stated her belief that Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan will clarify her instructions to her legal team as how to deal with whistleblower Maurice McCabe at the O'Higgins Commission,.
Families of homicide victims have demanded “accountability” following the publication of the O’Higgins report and, furthermore, heavily criticised the media’s concentration on the political fallout.
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has denied the Government tried to bury the O’Higgins report to limit its political damage, despite publishing it on the same day as the programme for government and as she left the country.
Lawyers for the getaway driver in the murder of innocent businessman Roy Collins in 2009 have failed in their preliminary attempt to get further access to taped telephone calls prior to the full hearing of their client's appeal against conviction.
Lawyers fighting the extradition of an Irishman who is alleged to be the "largest facilitator of child porn in the world" have told the High Court they are seeking the DPP’s reasons for refusing to prosecute him.