A man has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape, sexual assault and having sex with a mentally impaired person at his Dublin home on June 12th, 2013. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

(...) was mentally impaired. He has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape, sexual(...)

High Court judge Mr Justice Mark Horner held that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: PA

(...) told that this was issued in response to a Court of Appeal judgment which was handed down in 2004, some(...)

Gary Campion: jailed for murders  in Limerick of  Brian Fitzgerald  and  Frank Ryan. File Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

(...) had the second of his two convictions confirmed by the Court of Appeal. Gary Campion (31), last of(...)

Karen  Buckley, a qualified nurse from Mourneabbey, Co Cork went missing during a night out at the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow’s West End on April 11th last. Her body was discovered four days later.

(...) for the murder. Appeal over sentence The three judges of the Court of Criminal Appeal, which(...)

The District Court imposed a  60-day sentence on a man in October 2014 after he failed to pay €30 per week to his former partner in maintenance and where arrears of around €5,600 had built up over  three years. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Court for further consideration. She found the rules relating to criminal cases, on the right to appeal(...)

Solicitor, David Christie (left) leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court with former solicitor Thomas Byrne in November 2013.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

(...). She said her decision was going to have to be considered by the appeal court so guidelines can be laid(...)

Eugene Maher, a father of two, was knocked off his bike while cycling in the Clontarf area on June 30th, 2015. Photograph via Twitter

(...) car, launched a public appeal for witnesses, and in July questioned a male who was then released(...)

A former priest in the Diocese of Cloyne has lost his second and final appeal against dismissal from the priesthood. Photograph: EPA

(...) twice tried at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on counts of sexually abusing teenage girls in north Cork in(...)

Record: former deputy chairman of Kenmare Resources Donal Kinsella leaving court with his wife Joan after he was awarded €10 million in damages in a defamation case at the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Cork hospital. Publican Frank Shortt got €1.9 million from the Court of Criminal Appeal for what(...)

The Scales of Justice on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal from the Central Criminal Court and affirms a murder conviction(...)