Geraldine McMenamy has been acquitted of impeding his arrest by bringing him to the airport and giving him cash.  Photograph: Court Collins.

The mother of a man who beat his fiancé and left her unconscious has been acquitted of impeding his arrest by bringing him to the airport and giving h(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said Maxine Spence had invaded someone else’s house and viciously attacked the victim. He suspended the last three and a half years of a five-year prison term on condition that Spence keeps the peace for that period. Photograph: Getty Images

A mother of three has been jailed for 18 months for taking part in a “vicious” assault where five people attacked the victim with a crutch and a broom(...)

The scene outside Longford Court House last October when a 30-year-old  man was charged with serious sexual assult on two young girls in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A man who lured two young girls from a children’s birthday party and told them he would cut their parents’ throats before repeatedly raping them ha(...)

Judge Desmond Hogan: “Two firefighters whose bravery has never being in question, whose competence has never been in doubt and who followed orders in a most difficult and dangerous scenario are now deceased.”

A court has fined Wicklow County Council €355,000 plus legal costs of nearly €96,000 for criminal health and safety violations relating to a warehouse(...)