Eight people are escorted from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin in 2013: the Act permitting the avoidance of a jury trial has been criticised by civil liberties groups. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Special Criminal Court has yet to hear a single case under legislation introduced five years ago to use the non-jury court to deal with organised (...)

Steve Collins, with his family including his wife Carmel, son Steve jnr and daughter Leanne,  outside the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Arguably the most dangerous criminal in the history of the Irish underworld, Wayne Dundon headed the McCarthy-Dundon murder machine that thought it wa(...)

Brian Rattigan leaving court in 2009 after he was found guilty of the murder of Declan Gavin outside a fast-food restaurant in Crumlin in 2001. Photograph: Collins

Dublin criminal Brian Rattigan, who last month became the first drug dealer to be found guilty of charges connected to directing the supply of (...)