Sixteen people are due in court in Cork on Wednesday following an extensive garda investigation into the staging of fake car crashes in order to make false insurance claims.

Four-year long Garda investigation led to the arrests of 20 men and women

Mr. Justice Frank Clarke. The Supreme Court judge said the State requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is still fit for purpose. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mr Justice Frank Clarke says State needs to consider whether process is fit for purpose

According to the HSE, it was notified of the incident at St Raphael’s Centre in Youghal, Co Cork on February 23rd. It has informed both the Garda and HIQA of the alleged assault.

Staff member at Co Cork centre has been removed from duty without prejudice

Chief Justice Susan Denham adresses the court as for the first time the Supreme Court sat outside of Dublin. Photograph: Provision

All 10 judges of Supreme Court sit in Cork for the first time to hear two cases

Eric Stanton (15) who died after falling into the Glashaboy  river in Cork. Photograph: Provision

Eric Stanton died after falling into the Glashaboy river while riding a horse

Two men have appeared in court in connection with a series of robberies in Cork

One man charged with robbery of American student injured with a machete

Doctors at Cork University Hospital treated the boy but he failed to regain consciousness

Paramedics worked to try and resuscitate the 15-year-old boy following ‘terrible tragedy’

Four men have appeared in court and been charged with theft offences after they were arrested by gardai following a five kilometre high speed chase in Cork city on Friday afternoon

Two men remanded in custody and remaining two remanded on bail by judge

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Peter Aiken says Ireland needs to capitalise on venues like Croke Park and Aviva

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