Judge Patrick McCartan told the jury in the trial of three former officials of Anglo Irish Bank  to leave any ‘hard views’ about the bank behind when deliberating. Photograph: Frank Miller

Anglo Irish Bank not on trial, says judge

The jury in the trial of three former officials of Anglo Irish Bank (from left), Aoife Maguire, Tiernan O’Mahony and Bernard Daly, has retired to consider its verdict.

Judge tells jury the DPP is responsible for proving facts ‘from beginning to end’

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last week. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Counsel for Aoife Maguire rejects prosecution argument she was officer of firm

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Bernard Daly outside  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last week. Photograph: Collins Courts

Counsel for Brendan Daly says that his client is ‘honest and straightforward’

Tiarnan O’Mahoney, one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials on trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, should not be used as a “whipping boy or proxy” to vent against those responsible for the collapse of the bank, a jury has been told. Photograph: Court Collins.

Court hears Fitzpatrick’s ‘paws are all over’ the collapse but ‘he’s nowhere to be found’

In closing speech, prosecution says all accounts involved had links to former chairman

The ‘Report to Prevent Persons Benefiting from Committing Homicide’ will address cases such as Eamonn Lillis. Photograph: Eric Luke

LRC says legislation required to ensure killers don’t benefit from their crimes

The Law Reform Commission has recommended that a loophole in the law that enables killers such as Eamonn Lillis (above) to potentially benefit from their crimes should be closed with proposed new legislation. Photograph: The Irish Times

Law Reform Commission legislation would address concerns noted in Eamonn Lillis case

Jury told it was only fair to give prosecution a ‘clean run at it’ beginning in the morning

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Tiarnan O’Mahoney at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Court Collins.

Tiarnan O’Mahoney told gardaí Seán FitzPatrick never asked him to do anything he was uncomfortable with

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Bernard Daly at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on  Monday. Photograph: Court Collins

Bernard Daly also says of Tiarnan O’Mahoney ‘I had to sort him out once and I did’

Last week Irish Water announced 46 per cent of households had paid their water charge bills.

Interest rate on quango’s €550m borrowings ‘hidden’ claims Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen

A Tusla report has found that some child protection managers are not satisfied that high-risk children can be kept safe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tusla report says managers are not satisfied most vulnerable children can be kept safe

Former chairman and chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Eric Luke

Charges relate to allegedly trying to hide accounts connected to former chairman

Aoife Maguire (63), Bernard Daly (pictured, 67)  and Tiarnan O’Mahoney (56)  have been charged with trying to hide accounts from Revenue. They have pleaded not guilty. Photograph:  Court Collins

Revenue official said things had been said to him that proved not to be true

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire, who has pleaded not guilty to deceiving the Revenue between 2003 and 2004, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Court Collins.

Bankers charged with trying to hide details of Sean FitzPatrick accounts from Revenue

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice  Susan Denham: transferred cases to Court of Appeal. Photograph: Frank Miller

Newly established court resolved 30 cases in first two months of its operation

The Chief Justice Susan Denham: said the “enormous increase” in those in debt seeking bankruptcy themselves indicated people now saw bankruptcy “as providing some protection”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

District Court repossessions up almost 200% in 2014, according to Courts Service report

Chief Justice Mrs Justice Susan Denham said the enormous increase in those in debt seeking bankruptcy themselves was “a dramatic turn of events” Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Courts Service Annual Report shows 200% increase in Circuit Court repossession orders

At the Dublin District Family Court, Judge Rosemary Horgan was told two of the children had missed 12 weeks of school since September. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Social worker found children in home with little food, no bedsheets and no toys to play with

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Tiarnan O’Mahoney at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Court Collins

Brian Gillespie didn’t believe it was ‘the Denis O’Brien most people have in their minds’

The Law Reform Commission has recommended new legislation on insurance contracts. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Law Reform Commission warns of ‘vicious devices and traps’ in existing contracts

Last year, Carlow District Court had 54 out-of-hours sitting days, equivalent to almost 73 per cent of its 74 scheduled sittings. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Out-of-hours sittings are ‘demand-led’, says Courts Service

As part of a review of the case, Judge Brendan Toale was  told that the boy said he refused to see his parents for a year because his former foster mother told him he would have a better life with her. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Boys made allegations of sexual abuse against relative after being taken into care

 The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials continues   at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Former head of fraud prevention could not establish when this happened, jury heard

The Civil Debt (Procedures) Bill 2015 would allow creditors such as  Irish Water to recover debts of up to €4,000 through the District Court. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Legislation allows for unpaid debts including Irish Water bills to be taken from wages

Patrick Peake, head of fraud prevention at Anglo, told the court on Tuesday  Tiarnan O’Mahoney (above) was listed as a joint borrower with Sean FitzPatrick for $1.2m loan taken out to buy shares. Mr O’Mahoney has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to hide accounts linked to Mr FitzPatrick. Photograph: Collins

Tiarnan O’Mahoney listed as borrower with Sean FitzPatrick for loan used to buy shares

Bryan Keane (69) and Paul Smith (58) died when their Cessna 172 crashed on the Carlow-Wexford border in May. Photograph: Karl Dickman/Wikimedia Commons

Bryan Keane and Paul Smith died when their aircraft hit Blackstairs Mountain

Dublin District Court, Smithfield. Photograph: Alan Betson

Teenager was taken into care after death of family member in tragic circumstances

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Tiarnan O’Mahoney has pleaded not guilty to deceiving the Revenue Commissioners. Photograph: Courtpix

Court told that just four withdrawal dockets were found for 275 cash transactions at Anglo

Aoife Maguire at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

Trial of three former officials continues at Dublin Circuit Criminal court

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire (60) of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to deceiving the Revenue between 2003 and 2004. Photograph: Court Collins

Trials hears that bank records showed in-law of Seán FitzPatrick as deceased

The remains of Olivia Burke , who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse, leaving Dublin Airport today  escorted by gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 30 students living in the Library Gardens also return home for the funerals

William Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association photographed in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

‘We have to be more creative’: top US lawyer is exploring how new technology can help the public access traditionally costly legal(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s legal costs  rose by more than 34 per cent between 2013 and 2014.

EPA spend of €1.45m on legal costs in 2014 as costs escalate more than 34% in one year

Preliminary investigations suggest the balcony, which was supported by timber beams, may have given way because of dry rot. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Local authority inspectors awarded ‘certificate of compliance’ to building in 2014

The remains of the students who died in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California leave Dublin Airport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Hundreds attended the joint funeral for Ashley Donohoe and her cousin Olivia Burke, in northern California

Child ran away from home and disclosed she was sexually abused by friend of her mother

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials will resume next week. Photograph: Getty Images

Three ex-staff charged with trying to hide accounts linked to Seán FitzPatrick

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Court Collins

Fraud officer examined work by team he had been involved in, court hears

Aoife Maguire arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Collins.

Three charged with conspiring to hide accounts with links to Seán FitzPatrick

 Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Prosecution in trial of three former bank officials says attempts made to delete data

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire (60) of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to deceiving the Revenue between 2003 and 2004. Photograph: Court Collins

Three accused of conspiring to hide account with Seán FitzPatrick link from Revenue

Mr Justice Clarke will examine the conduct of Gsoc during its investigation into Sheena  Stewart’s death. Photograph:  Reuters

Garda took own life in Ballyshannon station last month

Tusla chief executive Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Chief executive of Child and Family Agency says child-protection cases inconsistent

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, had sought to keep a boy born to a teenager in care in care himself until he was aged 18. File photograph: Alan Betson The Irish Times

Judge not convinced order sought by Child and Family Agency Tusla was ‘proportionate’

The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials has been adjourned until next week after the court ran out of panel members. Photograph: Getty

Only seven jurors so far empanelled with more than 60 potential jurors excused

Gordon Jeyes: comments from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs  follow concerns raised by the chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, about the cost of the system.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Overhaul will include payments to guardians as well as their status, roles and responsibilities

The latest national figures from Tusla, as at March 31st 2015, show 6,403 children were in care, including 4,108 with foster families, 321 in general residential care and 17 in specialist residential care. Photograph: Getty Images

Agency head Gordon Jeyes: anxious about structure, relationships and practice

Chief executive of Tusla Gordon Jeyes: “There are insufficient resources for the sort of GAL system Ireland wants, but they don’t solve that problem by just expecting a third party to muddle on and find the resources and develop the system.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Head of child and family agency Gordon Jeyes criticial of €16.5m spend on ‘guardians’

Chief Executive of Tusla Gordon Jeyes: Prescriptive nature of some orders made by judges is a bad thing. “There is far too much detail,” he said. Photograph: The Irish Times

Child-protection chief Gordon Jeyes critical of courts and prescriptive nature of orders

Denis O’Brien: The High Court has clarified that the  media can report comments by  Catherine Murphy in the Dáil about the businessman’s affairs. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien made ‘spectacular climbdown’, High Court is told

Catherine Murphy is surrounded by the media after leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after the High Court clarified that  The Irish Times, RTÉ and other media can report comments by Murphy in the Dáil about businessman Denis O’Brien’s financial affairs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Scrutiny of IBRC transactions entitled to examine rates charged to large borrowers

A judgment outlining the reasons why Mr Justice Donald Binchy granted a temporary injunction to businessman Denis O’Brien against RTÉ is to be published on Wednesday. Photograph: David Sleator

Businessman sought redactions of some personal financial information

Denis O’Brien accused in High Court of ‘spectacular climbdown’

Catherine Murphy: her comments in the Dáil were published on the Oireachtas website. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent TD did not abuse privilege when commenting about Dennis O’Brien

The Dublin District Family Court has heard a social worker and court-appointed guardian said two  children in interim care should be allowed to take a holiday with their foster carers. They were looking forward to it and were very excited. File photograph: Getty Images

Parents tell court they fear influence of ‘filthy rich’ foster carers over young children

Judge Brendan Toale said there was a possibility when the boy was first taken into care that his habitual residence may not have been in this jurisdiction. He said he would hold an inquiry into it. Photograph: Getty Images

Boy absent from foster home since January believed to be in United Kingdom with siblings

The wreckage of the crashed Cessna on the Carlow-Wexford border. Photograph: Dwane Doran

Bryan Keane (69) and Paul Smith (58) died when Cessna crashed near Mount Leinster

Dunnes Stores closed the branch at Gorey Shopping Centre last Thursdayon foot of  a successful injunction, obtained at the High Court, to prevent the company from continuing to use a door that opened directly onto the centre’s carpark. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Branch closed on foot of injunction to prevent store continuing to use carpark door

Supt Connolly said gardaí were appealing for witnesses who may have been in the Steelstown Lane area near Rathcoole  before Mr Guerrine’s body was discovered. He said members of the public could contact  Clondalkin Garda station on 01 6667600 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666111, or any Garda station.

Andrew Guerrine: Killers may have known there was no CCTV in Steelstown Lane

Marian Keyes:  she quickly and repeatedly apologised to outraged Twitter  followers, including MEP Luke Ming Flanagan from Roscommon, who  described her remark as “ignorant and thoughtless”. Photograph: Barry McCall

‘There is no call for that type of stuff,’ says local TD Michael Fitzmaurice

Paul Higgins (left) and Richard Lucey, who  have been civil partners for four  years and partners for 19 years, wear t-shirts displaying numbers for Yes voters on George’s Street in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Irish people have woken up in a kinder, more accepting Ireland

The vaccine against cervical cancer has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 as part of the schools vaccination programme

Regret group believes vaccine causes long-term health problems in their daughters

The court heard that the boy does not cope well with residential units or with people “coming and going from his life” and cannot continue to be moved from placement to placement. Photograph: Getty Images

Only one out of 20 criminal charges against boy had ‘not occurred in the care system’

 Mount Anville School in South Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Secretary was public servant for purposes of the act Ms Justice Marie Baker finds

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is to examine whether the foster family of a boy in care who has mental health difficulties can retain their foster allowance payment after the boy turns 18

Tusla to consider relaxing rule on cutting foster payment for boy in care after 18

Graham Dwyer’s legal team will submit the grounds of appeal - the points of law on which it is seeking reappraisal in the courts - in the coming weeks, after which the prosecution will file its response.

Appeal to centre on issues raised by lawyers during trial for Elaine O’Hara’s murder

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla (the Child and Family Agency), said the status of the unassessed files, or “referrals or pieces of information”, was unclear. “Not knowing is a failure and I regret that.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tulsa head says some social protection offices still operating with ‘pencil and paper’ systems

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland:  “We would hope that people will at least give consideration to what we say.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Law Society takes public stance ahead of same-sex marriage referendum

The court heard that the man’s other children had also been taken into care due to allegations of abuse and neglect. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Infant in state care since last year but father tells court ‘I know where he lives’

Mike Jennings, general secretary  of the Irish Federation of University Teachers: said the college was attempting to exploit students’ understandable anxiety in the pre-exam period in the most cynical way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Researchers at Tyndall National Institute to continue strike action over pay dispute

The village of Clonroche in Co Wexford. A man and a woman have been found dead in a house in the area of suspected drug overdoses.

Bodies of man and woman found in upstairs bedroom of a house in Clonroche

Thomas Valliday, who had been an inmate at Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim, escaped while at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. He was caught in Belfast on Monday evening.

Man (27) caught in Belfast three days after escape while visiting hospital in Dundonald

A motorcade made up of his friends and colleagues of Aidan Lynam from Down Syndrome Ireland escorts his coffin back to Dublin from Limerick. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tributes paid to father-of-three Aidan Lynam who died during charity fundraiser

A fifth of GPs are over 60, a third are over 55, and some posts vacant for 3 years or more

A man in his early 40s was killed in a road crash outside Kilkee in Co Clare on Sunday morning.

Man in his 40s dies after crash on the Kilrush Road (N67) on Sunday morning

At Dublin Circuit Family Court, a mother claimed the father was only seeking access to their children  to enhance his application on the local authority housing list and had not “pushed for it” in the past. File photograph: Getty Images

Judge tells estranged couple that psychologist’s report will be needed.

A Comptroller and Auditor General audit report has found  teachers working at a Youthreach centre operated by Cork County Vocational Education Committee had been paid for more than 1,000 working hours for which they were not timetabled, at a cost of €60,000. File photograph: Getty Images

VEC wrote to eight students seeking refund of payments but received no replies

The parents of a young teenager in care have refused to engage with the Child and Family Agency until their child undergoes an “invasive” test to see if she has been sexually active, the Dublin District Family Court has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Judge says ‘distressing’ and ‘inappropriate’ to subject young teenager to internal exam

A woman told Judge Gearty her husband  had threatened to kill her via Facebook after she obtained a protection order against him. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Two women tell judge of violent behaviour and threats by their estranged husbands

 Mr Justice Paul Carney receives a congratulatory handshake from the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns,  at the Four Courts   on the occasion of  his retirement.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Leading expert in Irish criminal law was regarded as a steady hand on tiller of justice

Graham Dwyer has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara as the trial judge said “a dangerous man is out of the way”.Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graham Dwyer receives a life sentence for his ‘chilling and premeditated murder’

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says it has been a very traumatic day for the O’Hara family. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Family of Elaine O’Hara offered condolences by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan

Mr Justice Tony Hunt found there was no blanket right to have a solicitor present during questioning. Photograph: Collins Courts

Case, which must be lodged in 21 days, may focus on phone records and questioning

The Fianna Fáil 1916 Easter Rising commemoration benefitted from our recent settled weather and sunshine on Sunday, where crowds are seen here following mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Temperatures to reach 15 degrees on Monday and could peak at 18 degrees on Thursday

Graham Dwyer (centre) leaving the Four Courts after a previous court hearing. File photograph: Collins

Judge sentences Graham Dwyer to life in jail, says be thankful a dangerous man is out of the way

Minister for Children James Reilly and USI president Laura Harmon at an event in Dublin on Monday to encourage students to register to vote in the Mariage Equality Referendum.

Same-sex couples can be assessed to adopt

 Dublin District Family Court: Judge Brendan Toale said while reading the girl’s text messages might seem “a minor issue”, it could undermine her placement in the unit. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Judge says that teenage girl in residential care unit entitled to ‘a degree of privacy’

Dr Conor O’Mahony, a senior lecturer in Constitutional law and child law at University College Cork said “some judges are much quicker to make orders than others and some are potentially a bit too quick”. Image: screengrab via Youtube

Success rate for applications varies from 66 to 99 per cent in study of three counties

Graham Dwyer’s legal team is likely to focus on the procurement of telephone records and on questioning in custody. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Grounds for appeal, to be heard within the year, were laid throughout trial

The relationship between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara was unlike any relationship ever seen in an Irish court, and it revealed more about the two than either had ever told their loved ones.

The relationship between Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara began in late 2007; its nature was largely revealed through more than 2,60(...)

Members of the Garda investigations team leaving court after a jury found Graham Dwyer guilty of the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Judge said he agreed with guilty verdict ‘110 per cent’ and sentence will be on April 20th

Remy Farrell: Defence counsel  for Graham Dwyer

Graham Dwyer’s counsel tried to have case dismissed in closing days of murder trial

Graham Dwyer has remained in custody since he was arrested  on October 17th, 2013.

Dwyer charged with Elaine O’Hara’s murder and detained after initial day of questioning

 Elaine O’Hara: She had extremely low self-esteem, believed herself to be worthless and valueless, and was prone to self-harm.

Elaine O’Hara profile: Depression and personality disorder featured in troubled life

Jury had been deliberating for three days

 Graham Dwyer:    has pleaded not guilty to murdering Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Judge orders that there should be no publication of juror names or details

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