A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A senior Tusla manager has said that the failure by Tusla to correct a series of errors which resulted in false allegations of child abuse being made against garda whistle blower Maurice McCabe were "absolutely coincidences".
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017
The grief-stricken sister of a young mother who was savagely stabbed to death by her violent ex-partner has called for greater legal protection for women in abusive relationships.
Mon, 08 May, 2017
A man accused of murdering his former partner and mother of their two children has punched a prosecuting barrister in the face at the Central Criminal Court.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2017
A fingermark made by a man on trial accused of murdering his former partner was found on the same bloodstained knife that also yielded the deceased's DNA, a jury has heard.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
A judge has told a man representing himself at his own trial, where he is accused of murdering his former partner, that he is “throwing out allegations” at witnesses “like confetti”.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
A murder accused denied he told his former partner that he would "get her" during a phone call just hours before she died, his trial has heard.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
A murder accused took the stand at his trial today and said he had "lost it" when he hit the deceased multiple times with an axe.
Fri, 10 Feb, 2017
A man accused of stabbing another man four times during a row outside a chip shop said he only wanted to frighten the deceased who, he claims, attacked him first.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
A young man who was convicted of manslaughter was taken from his drug addicted mother as a baby and suffered the death of both his foster parents as a child, the Central Criminal Court heard today.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
An award-winning balloon artist, who suffered whiplash and lower back injuries in a rear-ending crash, has been awarded more than €22,500 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
When murder-accused Ross Allen travelled to a remote bog lane with armed men to confront a man about a missing bag of drugs he knew violence was on the cards, a jury was told at the Central Criminal Court today.
Sun, 08 May, 2016
A man walked free from court yesterday after the State’s legal team dropped a murder charge against him.
Fri, 06 May, 2016
A young man who was mistaken for a gang member and stabbed to death in a field had a “heart of gold and a bright future”, his mother told a sentencing hearing for his killer at the Central Criminal Court yesterday.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016
A young man who was mistaken for a gang member and stabbed to death in a field had a "heart of gold and a bright future", his mother told a sentencing hearing for his killer at the Central Criminal Court today.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Dublin “assassins” murdered a man living alone in a country lane because he found a €30,000 stash of drugs belonging to a criminal gang, a prosecution barrister said at the Central Criminal Court today.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
Derry man Stephen Cahoon has been found guilty of murdering pregnant mother-of-four Jean Teresa Quigley for the second time after three trials over a period of six years.
Thu, 03 Dec, 2015
The prosecution counsel in the trial of a Derry man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend has told a jury that there was evidence of "violence from beginning to end" left behind at the scene.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
The jury in the trial of a Derry man accused of murdering a pregnant woman has heard that blood matching the DNA of the deceased was found on a white t-shirt found at the apartment of the accused man.
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
A Mayo man who stabbed Dublin GAA star Jonny Cooper hours after attacking a taxi driver has been given a seven-year sentence with the final two years suspended.
Fri, 06 Nov, 2015
The trial of a man accused of murdering a pregnant woman has heard that he admits killing the woman.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2015
The trial of a man accused of murdering a pregnant woman has heard that the man admits killing the woman.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
St. Joseph’s, Miltown bridged a 25 gap when capturing the Clare senior football championship title, defeating Cooraclare by four points at Cusack Park, Ennis yesterday.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
A father of one caught with a cash box containing €50,000 which was stolen during an ATM delivery has been sentenced to a year in prison.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
Lawyers for the State have told a jury that a garda on trial for forging a letter from the DPP was lying to the point of no return.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2015
The supervisor of a garda accused of forging a letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions has denied telling the garda that if she “admitted wrongdoing” she would be “looked after”.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015
An alleged victim of clerical sexual abuse has told the trial of a detective charged with forgery she was angry when she found out that a file on her case had never been sent to the DPP.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
A man who murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend must wait to hear whether his appeal against conviction has been successful.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
A Dublin man will be sentenced for impeding a murder trial after he was found not guilty last month of murder.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
A man accused of murder has claimed that a prosecution witness carried out the killing after the deceased man teased him about being arrested for sexual assault.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2014
The teenager charged with murdering Melanie McCarthy McNamara was a protected prisoner when he allegedly wrote a letter containing the phrase: ‘Two in the head. The bitch is dead’.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
The teenager charged with murdering Melanie McCarthy McNamara was a protected prisoner when he allegedly wrote a letter containing the phrase: "Two in the head. The bitch is dead".
Tue, 21 Jan, 2014
The trial of four men accused of being members of a gang has heard how two men brought cash in a plastic shopping bag to pay for a second-hand car.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2013
An entrepreneur and Trinity College graduate who organised the importation of €29m worth of cocaine into the country will be sentenced next month.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
The trial of a father-of-four accused of murdering his best friend of 16 years in his North Dublin apartment has reached its closing stages.
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013
A 27-year-old accused of murdering a man in Co Wicklow three years ago has given evidence at his trial that he saw another man shoot the deceased.
Tue, 03 Jul, 2012
The father of a 27-year-old accused of murdering a man in Co Wicklow three years ago has said his son told him “he was going to be framed for something he hadn’t done”.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
The father of a Dublin man killed more than six years ago held his dying son in his arms just moments after he had been shot in the back with a shotgun, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
Two newspapers who published an article which collapsed a criminal trial have disputed the level of costs they are liable for.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
An out of work carpenter found with €157,000 worth of cocaine and heroin has been jailed for seven years.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
A man arrested as part of an investigation into a €2.28m "tiger kidnapping" told gardaí a “cock and bull story” about a black notebook found during a search of his home, a trial has heard.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
THE Polish diver who lost his life as he pushed out the boundaries in underwater cave exploration in this country had a fear of heights.
Fri, 16 Sep, 2011
The State Pathologist has today told a murder trial that she found 50 gunshot pellet holes in the body of a 22-year-old Dublin man, who was shot near his Blanchardstown home more five years ago.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2011
The father of a 22-year-old construction worker who was shot minutes after leaving home for a night out, has told the Central Criminal Court that his son named one of his best friends as his attacker in his dying moments.
Mon, 04 Jul, 2011