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

Graham Dwyer:  Has pleaded not guilty to murdering Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Judge emphasises gravity of undertaking: ‘It’s over to you. And I wish you well’

Mr Justice Tony Hunt: “Circumstantial evidence can of course prove things beyond reasonable doubt, but mathematical accuracy doesn’t come into it.” Photograph: Collins

Mr Justice Tony Hunt tells jury of several issues requiring attention in further detail

Graham Dwyer (42) has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012.

Jury members sent home for night and to resume working towards verdict at 11am

Elaine O’Hara’s brother John O’Hara, her father Frank O’Hara and his partner, Sheila Hawkins, at Dublin Central Criminal Court on Tuesday.

‘Suicidal thoughts were there, and there very close to the end,’ says Mr Justice Tony Hunt

Graham Dwyer is accused of the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara on August 22nd, 2012. Photograph: PA

Judge says proof of having unusual fantasies does not constitute a crime, and that the jury has one question to consider: whethe(...)

Graham Dwyer: Mr Justice Hunt said the jury  should consider all of the evidence, guard against distorting facts to fit the proposition and be satisfied no explanation other than guilt was compatible with the circumstances. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jury told to make an ‘antiseptic decision’ on murder accused by Mr Justice Tony Hunt

Defence counsel Remy Farrell: told jurors in the trial of Graham Dwyer that they must first decide if Elaine O’Hara was murdered at all. Photograph: Courtpix

‘Not a screed of evidence’ about cause of death, says defence in closing statement

File photograph of Graham Dwyer. Prosecution SC in Mr Dwyer’s trial, Seán Guerin, said during his closing statement that he would show that Mr Dwyer intended to murder Elaine O’Hara. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Séan Guerin SC to complete closing statement at Central Criminal Court

Prosecutor Seán Guerin, who told the jury in the Graham Dwyer trial that two mobile phones used to send text messages to Elaine O’Hara mirrored the life of Mr Dwyer and were “stuck to him like a shadow”. Photograph: Collins

Graham Dwyer a sadist who hid wickedness behind mask of pity, says prosecutor

Mary Crosbie at the  Central Criminal Court yesterday after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sheep farmers could not recall dead sheep in April 2011 when asked by gardaí

Graham Dwyer, a 42-year-old architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, is charged with murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prosecution case ends after 37 days, 194 witnesses and more than 320 exhibits

Some of the women in video clips found on Graham Dwyer’s hard drive were “professional”, a jury has been told at the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

Counsel questions detective about garda leaks to media during architect’s time in custody

An address book owned by Elaine O’Hara contained an 083 phone number under the name ‘Graham’, a jury at the Central Criminal Court has heard

Court told Dwyer’s 087 phone had images of women being stabbed, strangled and killed

Det Sgt Peter Woods after giving evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

‘I’m confident I didn’t kill anybody,’ Dwyer said in interview at Blackrock Garda station

Court told video showed plastic bag being placed over Elaine O’Hara’s head.

Garda tells of footage found on an external hard drive seized from Dwyer’s home

Graham Dwyer,  who was asked about two images  of a girl (17)  immobilised, stabbed and killed on a bed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Link to email address of Elaine O’Hara also found on work phone

On Wednesday, Seán Guerin SC, prosecuting, took crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd (above) through text messages between two mobile phones, known as the master and slave phones, recovered from the Vartry reservoir in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Court Collins

Master phone to slave phone: ‘If anything happens to you, who knows about me?’

Seán Guerin SC, for the prosecution, took crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd through the text messages. Photograph: Collins

‘You have a big punishment coming up, knife in the guts’

More than 2,600 text messages were sourced from Elaine O’Hara’s iPhone and from an 083 number allegedly used by Graham Dwyer.

Trial hears text read: ‘I will give you a baby in return for play with fake knife’

Crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd at Dublin Central Criminal Court after she gave evidence in the trial of Graham Dwyer yesterday. Photograph: Court Collins.

Text to Elaine O’Hara, ‘Lots of people have stabbed and got away with it, why not me?’

Graham Dwyer:  The prosecution alleges he killed Elaine O’Hara for his own sexual gratification. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Judge empties court and advises jury to ‘strip away emotions’ on viewing disturbing footage

A text message from Elaine O’Hara in which she allegedly tells Graham Dwyer: “I’m not into blood anymore,” was among more than 400 read to a jury at the Central Criminal Court

Text read to court from an 083 number says: ‘I got this phone just so it couldn’t be traced’

Graham Dwyer denies murdering Elaine O’Hara

Members of the public excluded from court due to graphic nature of video clips

Graham Dwyer (42), an architect from Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, denies  murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012.

Court is cleared as jury hears detailed evidence of contents from computer files

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