Judge Martin Nolan said Patrick Murphy had been a very hard-working man and a good family man who had hitherto led a blameless life, and that he was sorry to have to do this to him. Photograph: Frank Miller

A retired publican and farmer who failed to file a six-figure VAT return after he sold four apartments in Co Meath has been sentenced to 10 months in (...)

Cristobal Nieuw, with an address at The Hague in the Netherlands but originally from  Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to importation of 1.004kg of cocaine worth €70,295 at Dublin airport.

A Dutch national was caught importing €70,000 worth of cocaine into the country after he got lost in the airport and asked a Customs officer for direc(...)

Following a successful appeal by the State, the presiding judge said the appeal court would impose a nine-year sentence on Mauritian national Ashik Imamboccus (29).   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Court of Criminal Appeal has doubled the four-and-a-half year sentence imposed on a man who slashed his ex-girlfriend’s face with a knife, tore sk(...)