A Garda investigation was launched in January in 2012 after the arrival of the severed animal’s head to the home of a Co Clare garda.

Brendan Mahoney to arrive in Dublin from Spain today following European arrest warrant

Alan Markham: in action for Clare in his playing days.

Alan Markham struck by glass and stick before theft

Judge Gerard Keyes said “this State does not have facilities to adequately deal with a person of your [Hayes] state or medical condition”. Photograph: Getty Images

Dominic Hayes set to walk free this year even though expert says high risk of reoffending

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dáil deputies Mick Wallace and Clare Daly in court over alleged illegal entrance to airport

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly pictured  in Ennis on Tuesday where they are appearing before the District Court after  entering a restricted zone in Shannon Airport in July of last year. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22.

Judge says he does not wish for his court to take on the role of the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’

Tax authorities paid a total of €5.3m to outside legal teams in 4,348 Revenue cases

New figures from Dublin City Council confirm it paid an Irish wing of international security firm G4S more than €1 million last year to collect coins from its parking meters.

Dublin City Council paid an Irish wing of international security firm G4S to collect coins from its parking meters

A judge today approved an order that a convicted sex offender not have any profile on Tinder, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media. File photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Man (33) told not to delete internet search history or have more than one phone

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) served the unusual order on St Coleman’s (Claremorris) Credit Union Ltd at the end of last month, giving the credit union six weeks to re-instate Karen Stapleton.

Employment Appeals Tribunal found worker was unfairly dismissed

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