A Big Mac. Fast food restaurant McDonald’s was denied permission to open until 3am in Temple Bar. Photograph: Getty

Fast food company McDonald’s has been refused permission to extend the opening hours at its Temple Bar outlet in Dublin to 3am every morning. Currentl(...)

Judge Gerald Keys said Bernard McDonagh “could have been killed” in what he described as an “absolutely outrageous incident”

A 14-year-old boy drove his injured father and a 20-month-old baby away from the scene of a frenzied machete attack, a court has heard. At Ennis Circ(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal awarded deli worker Madara Cebina €12,500 for the unfair dismissal and €680 for two weeks of pay

A deli worker at a Co Meath service station was unfairly dismissed for taking two spoonfuls of oven cleaner in a coffee cup home with her, a tribunal (...)

Court told that Martin Daly, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was behind the wheel of the car for 70 minutes. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who took a car from a Co Clare garage forecourt without permission for “a test drive” was apprehended less than 90 minutes later having crashed (...)

Unofficial tallies  indicate the same sex marriage referendum will be passed in both Limerick constituencies.

Almost two thirds of people in Limerick city voted in favour of the marriage referendum.According to tallies the highest Yes vote in the two Limerick (...)

Alan Custy (38) is to plead guilty to the theft of €14,650 from a woman over a period of five months. File photograph: Alan Betson

A 38-year-old man accused of the theft of €14,650 from a woman is to plead guilty to the charges against him.Alan Custy, of Dun na hInse, Lahinch Rd, (...)

 Judge Patrick Durcan: said   injuries sustained by the  complainant were akin to marks you would find from a bunch of 10-year-olds out playing football. Photograph: Tony Grehan /Press 22

A judge has cleared a “crocked” intercounty footballer of assault arising from an incident at a house party in Ennis. At Ennis District Court on Wed(...)

According to the Courts Service, Polish was the language interpreted most often last year in the courts, with interpreters required on 2,151 different occasions.

Yoruba, Cebuano, Lingala, Iloko and Tagalog were some of the obscure, exotic and far-flung languages spoken by those accused of offences before the co(...)

Two men have appeared in court on theft and deception charges relating to dog owners who had placed adverts on Done Deal looking to locate their lost dogs

Two men have appeared in court on theft and deception charges relating to dog owners who had placed adverts on Done Deal looking to locate their lost (...)

The taxpayer last year funded Open University courses to the tune of over €135,000 for prison inmates to study the likes of creative writing, art – a(...)