Reporting results: The Courts Service has said the internationally accepted method for measuring conviction rates is to base the figures only on cases that proceed to full hearing before the courts – this results in a conviction rate of 86 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

In October of last year, The Irish Times reported that between January 2013 and May 2015, more than 20,000 people were due to appear before District C(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A solicitor has been struck off over what the High Court court heard was “repeated disgraceful” conduct involving a number of clients being left wi(...)

The independent TD for Tipperary, Michael Lowry, is to be tried in the Circuit Court for four alleged tax offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Independent TD for Tipperary North, Michael Lowry, is to be tried in the Circuit Court for four alleged tax offences.The offences can lead to fines of(...)

Robert Murphy from Dooradoyle, Limerick

An ambulance paramedic who admitted recording a female colleague in the staff toilet has avoided a criminal conviction.Robert Murphy (51) of Lissanalt(...)