At a first appearance of the accused in Bray District Court on April 9th, Det Sgt Fergus O’Brien gave evidence of arrest

A 38-year-old man charged with the murder of Anne Shortall in Co Wicklow in April has been returned for trial. Roy Webster, with an address at Ashbree(...)

Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children: Judge Alan Mitchell has instructed the guardian of the children in question to refer the case to Ms Logan and Hiqa. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Ombudsman for Children and Hiqa are to be asked to investigate why the Child and Family Agency left children in State care without an allocated so(...)

John Joe Nevin, an Olympic boxing silver medal winner, has been given the benefit of the Probation Act after pleading guilty to public order offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympian John Joe Nevin has been given the benefit of the Probation Act for public order offences after he agreed to give a boxing masterclass to youn(...)

Keeping an eye on the kids: District Court judge Alan Mitchell said the HSE needed to be more proactive in its inspections of childcare facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has noted comments by a District Court judge who said the executive must be more proactive in its inspections of childcare facilities. It foll(...)

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland International Paul McGrath leaves Tullamore District Court in Co Offaly where he was ordered by a judge to coach young children for a day after he pleaded guilty to public order offences. Photograph: PA

Former Irish international footballer Paul McGrath has been ordered by a judge to coach young children for a day after he pleaded guilty to public ord(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

Judge told truant’s parents: “He is doing much better. The better he does, the more it improves the situation going forward”

A 15-year-old boy is now attending school regularly ever since a judge warned him last month that he would keep jailing his parents until he we(...)