Forensic crash investigator Garda Ray Sweeney told an inquest  the purpose of a seatbelt is to restrain a person being thrown from their seat in a crash, with the seatbelt absorbing the force of their mass as they are thrown forward.

(...) at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of Zoe Scannell. Judge Sean O(...)

In 2014 the Department of Justice and Equality said the setting up of specialist family law courts could be dealt with through legislation. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

(...) a District Family Court, a Circuit Family Court and a Family High Court will be established as(...)

A Co Meath based garda induced drivers stopped for motoring offences to make a donation to the 3T’s suicide awareness and prevention charity as an alternative to receiving penalty points Trim Circuit Court heard

(...)’s suicide awareness and prevention charity as an alternative to receiving penalty points Trim Circuit Court(...)

 Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm: his bankruptcy appeal is now lost, and one argument supporting his continued detention, pending his extradition hearing, has been strengthened with a second damning rule from a US judge.

(...)’s ruling to the First Circuit Court of Appeals and wins there. That’s unlikely to be successful given two(...)

Aaron O’Neill paid his friend to make the call from a payphone outside Hammond’s home. Photograph:Collins

(...), also in Balbriggan, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a false report on the(...)

A man  who left behind a bag of heroin in a Garda patrol car while en-route to the station for questioning has been jailed. File photograph of a Garda car: Frank Miller

Road, Crumlin, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the drugs for(...)

Alison Leavey told the court she had been working in Dunnes Stores, Portmarnock, Co Dublin and had gone to get a box of doughnuts in the bakery walk-in fridge. File photograph: Google Street View

(...), where Xx-rays showed no fracture. Mr McArdle told Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke(...)

 Michael Lowry has lodged proceedings  against Independent News & Media over its publication of the so-called Lowry tapes. File photograph:  Collins Courts

(...) year, during a hearing in the Circuit Court concerning charges being brought against Mr Lowry by the(...)

Protesters against divorce at a rally outside the Dáil where they prayed against its introduction in  1995. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) if a case is complex. Legal bills average €7,000, but cases needing two days’ hearing at the Circuit(...)

A former solicitor has been jailed for two years for stealing over €275,000 from a number of his clients over a four year period.

(...) at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Det Garda Tom O’Sullivan said the thefts started came to light in(...)