A human leg was recovered among waste material at Thornton’s waste recycling plant on Killeen Road in Ballyfermot last night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Garda investigation underway as full search of premises is carried out

The judge said the court must make the best interests of the child its paramount consideration. Photograph: Getty Images

Judge rules child to continue living with deceased mother’s partner

Breifne O’Brien leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Investments characteristic of ‘Ponzi scheme’, court told

Breifne O’Brien    arriving at the  Dublin  Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Court hears that O’Brien not only financially but also socially ruined

The taxing master at the High Court, of which there are two, provides an independent assessment of legal costs incurred by an individual or company involved in litigation when the parties involved cannot reach agreement.

Decision by Rowena Mulcahy to withdraw from case raises concerns, Law Society says

Vincent O’Donoghue: He had served more than four years in Hakea Prison in Western Australia and  four months in Cloverhill on his return to Ireland in 2013.  Photograph: Collins Courts

O’Donoghue maintained his innocence until two weeks before his trial

Chief Justice Susan Denham  said gross funding for the Courts Service had decreased by a quarter since 2008. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Susan Denham says funding for service decreased by a quarter since 2008

Woman said her ex-partner bought a ‘Mass kit’ and performed exorcism on her

Judge Seán MacBride: it was a “no-brainer” that an infant whose mother was addicted to drugs should remain in care

Judge told boy and sibling made disclosures

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