The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection simply "lashed out summonses" when bringing prosecutions over redundancies at the former Clerys department store in Dublin, the High Court has heard.
Joan Burton’s adviser has told the ‘Jobstown Seven’ trial she is embarrassed by some of the language she used while surrounded by protesters in Dublin.
A Dublin woman who was beaten by her husband with a hammer has thanked a passerby who set his dog on the man and chased him off.
A man who had thousands of images and videos of child abuse, some of which showed children being tortured, will be sentenced in October.
Case becomes only third successful prosecution of marital rape since it was made illegal in 1990
A man on trial for raping and assaulting his wife has denied being abusive to gardaí as they walked past him in the courtroom.
A woman who was allegedly raped by her husband had to stay in contact with him because a judge directed he be given access to their son, a trial has heard.
A man who was shot dead on a country lane was worried about men hanging out near his home, a witness at a murder trial told the Central Criminal Court yesterday.
The lawyers involved in the long-running trial of killer Graham Dwyer shared almost €900,000 in criminal legal aid payments last year.
A man accused of raping a woman who has Down syndrome has told a jury that in his country mentally disabled people are kept at home or in hospitals.
The partner of a man whose body was found in a duvet days after his death has told a murder trial jury that the accused said he had cut off the deceased’s penis.
Two Blarney men, accused of throwing a lighting petrol bomb into an apartment and other charges, were put on trial yesterday.
A man who posed as a teenage girl on Facebook in order to sexually exploit boys will be sentenced in December.
A Dublin man who sexually abused two of his nieces has been given a seven-year sentence.
A young man who posed as a teenage girl on Facebook in order to sexually exploit boys will be sentenced later this month when it is expected he will plead guilty to further, similar offences.
A circuit court judge has strongly criticised the juvenile justice system as being incapable of dealing with violent young men who "prowl the streets taking their opportunities as they arrive".
Three men who took part in a vicious attack in Dublin city centre on two US tourists who had tried to stop a robbery will be sentenced on Monday.
A struck-off solicitor described as a "devout Christian" has been jailed for three years for stealing €2.8m from former client accounts to fund investment properties and buy on the stock market.
A former solicitor described as a "devout Christian" stole €2.8m from client accounts in his family’s law firm and used the money to fund investment properties and buy stocks and shares.
A young man posed as a teenage girl on Facebook in order to sexually exploit boys, a court has heard.
A former solicitor will be sentenced in July on mulitple charges of theft of more than €2.8m from client accounts.
A man who was facing trial for possession of over €1m in heroin has had his case dismissed after a judge ruled a search warrant was not legal.
The trial of four men accused of kidnapping a Securicor worker and his family and robbing €2.28m has heard that two of the accused were “lifelong friends” and members of a horse-owning syndicate.
A truck driver has been given a six year suspended sentence for importing over half a million euro worth of cannabis herb into Ireland.
A 73-year-old woman who claims her nephew raped her in her Co Louth home has denied that she had “intimate sexual experiences” with the accused eight years previously.
Two Chinese men have been jailed for their roles in a €400,000 cannabis grow house operation.
A legal challenge by convicted criminal Wayne Dundon to a decision by the authorities at Cloverhill Prison to isolate him from the mainstream population has been further adjourned in the High Court.
By Aodhan O'Faolain & Ray Managh
Limerick brothers Wayne and John Dundon — both of whom are serving lengthy sentences for threatening members of the same family — have complained to the High Court about their treatment in different jails.
By Ray Managh
The Court of Criminal Appeal has today adjourned an application brought by two Dublin brothers seeking more time to appeal against their Special Criminal Court convictions for firearms offences.
The Special Criminal Court has found that the trial of a Dublin man accused of membership of the IRA can continue despite a challenge to the legality of his arrest.
It was a case where we saw a 24-year-old pregnant woman, acting as a key prosecution witness, take on the notorious Limerick criminal family, the Dundons.
A man accused of being an international cocaine trafficker had telephone numbers for people in more than 20 countries on his mobile phone, a trial has heard.
The Special Criminal Court trial of two Limerick brothers charged with threatening to kill four members of the same family has heard legal submissions at the close of the prosecution case.
A mother-of-three has told the Special Criminal Court that she could not tell her ex-boyfriend about threats made against her life for fear of being beaten up by his brother.
A mother-of-five was told she was digging her own grave and that it was “very easy to make people disappear” by a Limerick man accused of threatening to kill her and three of her children, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
A mentally ill Corkman has today failed in an appeal against his three-year sentence for sexually abusing his eight-year-old niece nearly 20 years ago.
Two Dublin men caught in possession of €2.5m worth of cannabis resin have had their ten and 14-year sentences reduced by a total of three years on appeal.
A man who set the "wrong" neighbour's house on fire with a petrol bomb while young children were sleeping inside has been given a three-year suspended sentence.
A ‘tick list’ of drug debtors and creditors found on a murder victim had no reference to any of the men on trial for his murder at the Central Criminal Court.
A MAN who admitted “grooming” his daughter before raping and sexually assaulting her has received a 12-year sentence to run consecutive to an earlier jail term for raping two other teenage girls.
A mentally ill Cork man who sexually assaulted his eight-year-old niece had told a doctor he needed sexual experience to make him better, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
THE driver of the car in which two Cork city teenagers were killed earlier this year had been an escaped prisoner.
THE sentencing judge in the case against the two men who caused the deaths of two teenagers in Knocknaheeny last May apologised that it could not go ahead yesterday because one defence senior counsel was not present in court.
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