The judge sentenced the man to three years in prison with the final 12 months  suspended. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) networking site. He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of defilement of a child on(...)

Sean FitzPatrick: due in court on April 13th facing 12 counts of failing to disclose to auditors Ernst & Young the true value of loans worth at least €139 million from Irish Nationwide Building Society from 2002 to 2007. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish Bank.In Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Judge Mary Ellen Ring heard preparations are still ongoing(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring imposed a five-year sentence with the final 18 months suspended. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

(...), pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to burglary and assaulting Fr Byrne causing him harm on St(...)

The world’s largest trawler Annelies Ilena, formerly known as the Atlantic Dawn.  The trawler’s skipper has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations by Donegal Circuit Court.

John O’Hagan at the end of the prosecution case at Donegal Circuit Court. However, the jury found Plug(...)

Chef Nick Munier. Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke today granted Mr Munier’s new restaurant, Avenue, a special restaurant licence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bar, a court was told.Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke today granted the restaurant(...)

Terence Ward, now a retired lieutenant commander, said he was in charge of the LÉ Róisín (above) on fishery patrol in the Atlantic on November 22nd, 2013 when he instructed naval and sea fisheries protection officers to board the 14,000 tonne Annelies Ilena. File photograph: Irish Naval Service

(...) protection officers to board the 14,000 tonne Annelies Ilena.He told Donegal Circuit Court he was in(...)

John Kelly of Barons Hall Apartments, Balbriggan, Co Dublin pleaded guilty to three counts of theft from the Revenue Commissioners.

(...) conceive a child.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard motorists caught by gardaí­ without Vehicle(...)

Gardaí Ronan Coffey said gardaí were transporting Paul Byrne from Longford to Cloverhill Prison, but had to take a detour to Ballyfermot Garda Station.

(...) a prisoner.Lee King, (27), of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to(...)

Ronald Emmett  claimed he had been “practically set up” and was told there would be a minimum of €30,000 in the EBS Killiney branch that day.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Cloonmore Gardens, Tallaght, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery and(...)

Sean Stewart, from Drumaveg, Moycullen, Galway, pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court  to a single charge of having images and movie files of children aged between three months and 17 years, posing naked or engaging in sexual activity, stored on his laptop, on his two mobile phones and on a USB memory stick at a house he was renting in Gort na Glaise, Sandy Road, Galway, on November 27th, 2013, contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act, 1988.

(...) sexually abused. Sean Stewart, from Drumaveg, Moycullen, Galway, pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit(...)