Two men, who took turns to beat a father of four with a crowbar so badly that he thought he was going to die, have been jailed for five and six years (...)

A post office worker who skimmed money from old age pensions and used it to buy toys and clothes for charity shops has received a two and half year su(...)

The seven people were arrested under Operation Nascar which has been running for a number of years in Cork city and county

A man has been jailed for a year and six people received suspended sentences and/or community service for staging car crashes in order to make fraudul(...)

John Calnan, who is no longer in ministry, was sentenced to three years in jail, with the final year suspended, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in West Cork in 1989. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

A 76-year-old retired priest who sexually abused a seven-year-old girl while hearing her first confession has been jailed for two years.John Calnan, w(...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn, who pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial advisor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been remanded for sentence after he pleaded guilty to six counts of mortgage fraud while working as a financial ad(...)

Fraudsters who staged a crash to collect an insurance payout had to get one of the cars to smash into the other vehicle a second time after the first(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham adresses the court as for the first time the Supreme Court sat outside of Dublin. Photograph: Provision

Judicial history was made today when the Supreme Court sat outside Dublin for the first time in its 85-year history.Chief Justice Susan Denham also an(...)

 Judge found Christopher McCarthy posed high risk of re-offending and recommended he have no unsupervised access to children. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A 50-year-old man has been jailed for two and a half years for sexually assaulting two of his nieces including once at a function at Páirc Uí Chaoimh (...)

At Cork Circuit Criminal Court, Judge David Riordan noted  Niall Fitzpatrick’s latest crime  came 
20 years on from the first armed robbery conviction. Photograph: Alan Betson

A 47-year-old man, with previous convictions for armed robbery, has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after being caught with a loaded shotgun outsid(...)

Judge David Riordan:  said greed was behind the actions of  the cattle exporter

One of the Republic’s biggest cattle exporters put Ireland’s reputation as a quality beef producer at risk by forging test results to show animals we(...)