A Spanish woman who had come to Dublin to learn English was left with permanent facial scarring after she was glassed by another woman in a city centre pub, a court has heard.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
A man who previously won best dog handler at Crufts has temporarily avoided a prison sentence for three knife point muggings, after a judge decided to give him a chance.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
An “important and trusted member” of an organised crime gang who was arrested with a loaded gun in Dublin’s north inner city has been jailed by the Special Criminal Court for seven-and-a-half years.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
A former assistant manager who stole almost €100,000 from his employer was later re-hired by the same company in a non-cash role, a court has heard.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
Eileen Ryan (26) pleaded guilty to driving in the presence of unrestrained children in a manner risking serious harm or death, at locations between Brookview Road and Cheeverstown Road, on March 25, 2018.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
Martin Guerin, 68, pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing 901 images along with 146 video files of child pornography.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
A man who previously won best dog handler at Crufts is facing prison for three knife-point muggings carried out to feed a drug addiction.
Wed, 10 Jul, 2019
A man twice attacked his former partner while she attended a children's hospital with their son, a court has heard.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
A Dublin man has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to having a sub-machine gun and three handguns with intent to endanger life.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
A man has been jailed for nine years for his part in a rural robbery on two brothers in their 60s in which the victims were bound with ties and tubing and badly beaten.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
Alan Wilson, who last week pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to a murder plot, has been further charged with three counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting at the Players Lounge pub.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Gangland criminal Alan Wilson has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to conspiring to murder Gary Hanley.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
A Dublin man has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to conspiring to murder Gary Hanley.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
A man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a toddler for over four years has been jailed for ten years.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
A man previously jailed for damaging a €10m Monet painting must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction for handling another artwork stolen from a stately home.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
A trial collapsed as civilian Garda employee Lynn Margiotta’s rights had been breached. Now she and her brother want answers, says Special Correspondent
Tue, 07 May, 2019
A "naive" man who made a “catastrophic error of judgment” by opening the gates of his father’s quarry and allowing the IRA to take explosives away has avoided an immediate jail sentence.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
Many curious features exist in the investigation of Lynn Margiotta for suspected fraud in connection with how she obtained medical certs for days she was absent from work, writes Special Correspondent
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
A man has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to possessing four kilograms of the explosive TNT and a hand grenade.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
A man's denial that he knew anything about 167kg of explosives found inside his "heavily laden" car - including detonators sticking out from the passenger seat - has been found to be "totally incredible" by the Special Criminal Court.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
A man on trial at the Special Criminal Court gave no reply when asked by gardaí to account for the presence of 150kg of explosives in a car in which he was a front seat passenger, the court has heard.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
Armed gardai found four bags of explosives in the boot of a car and 18 detonators under the front passenger seat when they stopped the vehicle on the Naas Road, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
The trial of a garda civil servant accused of using bogus sick certs has collapsed after a judge ruled the investigation breached her right to privacy.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Two Dublin men were stopped by gardaí in a car which was found to contain 150kg of explosives, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
A man previously jailed for damaging a €10m Monet painting has had second-thoughts about representing himself in an appeal for handling another artwork stolen from a stately home.
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
Detainee caused €17k damage, hit director in head with metal bar
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
A teenager who hit the director of a children's detention centre on the head with a metal bar and smashed up the centre has been jailed for four years.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
A Monaghan mechanic has been found guilty of IRA membership by the non-jury Special Criminal Court.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
Sometimes you have to write it down in a type of list format to make the point, even to yourself.
Fri, 26 Oct, 2018
The Irish eventing team kept their nerve to hold onto the silver medal on the final day of the eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina yesterday where Pádraig McCarthy added to the Irish haul by claiming silver in the individual competition.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
The opening ceremony for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) took place last night in Tryon, North Carolina and the first of thirteen days of action gets underway today. Endurance, Reining and Dressage are the disciplines kicking things off and Ireland is represented in all three.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2018
Judges at the Special Criminal Court have said they will not now deliver a verdict in the case of Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson, who is accused of the murder of David Douglas, until October.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2018
A Cork man, described by a judge as an "active and trusted" member of the IRA, has been jailed for three and a half years.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2018
DNA matching that of the man accused of murdering the manager of the Sunset House pub in Dublin was found on a baseball cap recovered from the alleged getaway car, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
A Dubliner who posed as a handyman and stole over €32,000 from an 89-year-old woman has been sentenced to three years in prison, with the final 20 months suspended.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
A man accused of murdering the manager of the Sunset House pub in Dublin last year is "inextricably linked" to the shooting, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
A personal assistant who stole more than €1m from her employers over a 14-year period has been jailed for four years.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
The victims waited to come forward about the abuse until after their grandparents had died, for fear of how the revelations about their son would affect them.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
A man who had sex with a 14-year-old has been jailed for two years for defilement.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2017
Mrs Nawn was told to “shut the baby up” when it cried and was told by one raider that if her husband did not comply they would have to “try for another baby”.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes has not paid over a €30,000 “practical expression of remorse” to a man he head butted in the VIP lounge of a Dublin nightclub, a court has heard.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
A burglar who asked for a job in a fast food restaurant later returned to steal a bag of coins, a court has heard.
Mon, 03 Apr, 2017
A prominent journalist has pleaded guilty to six sexual offences against a girl under the age of 17,
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
A mother accused of trafficking a Nigerian woman into the country and forcing her into prostitution has been acquitted after several inconsistencies emerged in the alleged victim's evidence.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017