Kenneth Cummins (28), with an address at Ringsend Park, Dublin 4, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Thomas Horan (63)  initially, but four weeks into the trial he changed his plea to guilty. On Friday morning, Giollaiosa O Lideadha SC told the judge he had been instructed to have his client’s plea of guilty vacated as he was not in a fit state to make the plea on November 11th. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man has made a “breath-taking” application to withdraw his guilty plea for murdering a “mentally challenged” 63-year-old man while his co-acc(...)

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(...)