A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The senior barrister who led the prosecution team that secured the conviction of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan received more than €155,000 in fees for his work in the case.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
A Limerick man whose conviction for the rape of a woman in her home was quashed last year has been jailed for 12 years for the same offence.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
Bobby Ryan's daughter said the family's children can't understand why their "Granda Bob" was there one day and gone the next. Some day, they will have to explain to them how he was taken.
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
The prosecution case against farmer Patrick Quirke, who denies murdering his love rival Bobby 'Mr Moonlight' Ryan, is "forensically barren" but calls on the support of the jury's common sense, lawyers for the State have said.
Thu, 11 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 visited a psychic to see if would help when her boyfriend Bobby "Mr Moonlight" Ryan disappeared, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2019
Mary Lowry said she did not make the recording and did not give anyone permission to record the conversation.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
Murder accused Patrick Quirke denied to gardaí that he was trying to "take Mary Lowry to the cleaners" by demanding €20,000 from her or that he took advantage when she was vulnerable following her husband's death, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
The race was overshadowed by the fatal injury sustained by last year's Epsom Derby runner-up passing the post for the first time.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
A Limerick man sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment for punching, kicking and repeatedly raping a woman in her home has had his conviction overturned on appeal.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2018
Mon, 21 May, 2018
A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a teenager at a popular hiking spot in Dublin.
Tue, 08 May, 2018
The barrister for a Kilkenny man, charged with murdering his nephew’s friend, has suggested that what happened was an accident and a tragic set of circumstances that could never be legislated for.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
The barrister for a man charged with murdering another man in his home has suggested that his client was trying to wrestle the knife from his self-harming nephew when it entered the deceased man’s chest.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
US President Donald Trump has fired veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
A consultant in emergency medicine earlier testified that Gerard Boyle might have died and presented a ‘surgical emergency’ on admission to hospital that night.
Wed, 31 Jan, 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
Louis Moult's double sent Motherwell into the Betfred Cup final as Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha and opposite number Stephen Robinson were sent to the stand during a bad-tempered semi-final.
Sun, 22 Oct, 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
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 Limerick man jailed for life for the murder of a 71-year-old retired soldier, who he knew and whose fires he would light in his home, has moved to appeal his conviction.
Fri, 27 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
Sat, 17 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
Fri, 28 Oct, 2016
A Polish man who stabbed a fellow countryman to death in the abandoned pub where they lived will be sentenced next month at the Central Criminal Court.
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016
Mon, 15 Aug, 2016
When Michael Phelps arrived in Rio as a 31-year-old swimmer who retired once and endured plenty of turmoil away from the pool, everyone wondered just how many gold medals was a realistic goal.
Tue, 09 Aug, 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 man jailed for the attempted robbery of a cash-in-transit van has had his prison sentence cut on appeal.
Mon, 25 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 ladder builder in Scotland who thought he had won £10,000 on the lottery was "gobsmacked" to find he had scooped £10.3m.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
Lawyers for a Ballymun man jailed for his role in an attempted robbery have claimed his trial was unfair because the State “cleansed” the jury of people from Ballymun, Cabra and Finglas.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Sterling dropped yesterday after an extraordinary series of events, including a tweet from the Sky Television economics editor, helped pile on uncertainty for exporters ahead of the UK’s ‘in-out’ referendum on the EU in 10 weeks’ time.
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
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 Limerick man who sexually abused his daughter while she was aged between 13 and 16 years old has been jailed for seven years.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015