Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:  Charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in an attack on the April 15th, 2013, Boston Marathon along with his brother Tamerlan, who was later killed during a shootout with police. Photograph: EPA

(...) influenced by a self-radicalised older brother.Unusually in an opening statement, district court judge George(...)

Jason Maher leaving Dublin District Court. Photograph: Court Collins.

(...), the court heard. A State solicitor told Judge Michael Walsh that the case will be sent forward for(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) Mr John Walker, Mr Paddy Hill, Mr Hugh Callaghan, Mr Richard McIIkenny, Mr Gerry Hunter and Mr William Power. Photograph: Joe St Leger

(...) guilty verdicts, but it did not reopen in 1991 after the Birmingham Six were released by the Court of(...)

Liam Heffernan (30),  Kilnageer, Belcarra, Castlebar, is charged with causing criminal damage to Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s constituency office in Castlebar;  failure to comply with the instructions of a garda, and being intoxicated at the office on December 13th, 2014.  Photograph: Reuters

Heffernan appeared before Judge Mary Devins at Castlebar District Court on Wednesday, Insp Mandy Gaynor told(...)

Ten  men and six women appeared before Cork District Court on Wednesday morning,  where one man was charged with six fraud offences, a second was charged with four fraud offences and the remaining 14 people were each charged with two fraud offences.

(...) crashes in Co Cork. The 10 men and six women appeared before Cork District Court on Wednesday morning(...)

(...).At Newry Magistrates Court, Andrew Magee (19) spoke only to confirm his identity and that he understood the(...)

 A file photo released in  April 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Mr Tsarnaev beings on Wednesday.

(...) impartial jury given how many were personally connected to the events at the centre of the case. District(...)

Mr. Justice Frank Clarke. The Supreme Court judge said the State requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is still fit for purpose. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) years.The judge said that “the creation of a district court, presided over by full-time professional(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns   said the High Court found it impossible to interpret Judge Ann Watkin’s remarks as indicating anything other than a view that any consideration of leniency, let alone seeking a probation report, could not arise in the absence of “some sort of confession of post-conviction guilt” by the accused man in the case, Peter  Farrelly.  File photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

(...) was given a four-month prison sentence in December 2013 in Dublin District Court by Judge Ann Watkin(...)

A Letterkenny District Court judge was asked not to jail a morbidly obese illegal tobacco dealer because of his health problems. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) problems.Sean Barclay (43), who weighs 240 kg (38 stone), was due to appear before Letterkenny District(...)