Dubliner Brendan Mahoney was extradited from Spain after he was remanded in custody pending his trial. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The trial of a man charged with sending a pig’s head to a garda will involve witnesses “from the Department of Communications and other places”.That i(...)

Mountjoy Prison, which new figures reveal contains the highest concentration of prisoners in illegal possession of mobile phones.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has revealed that prison authorities are currently considering a number of technologies aimed at blocking (...)

Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to appeal his driving ban at Ennis District Court from the same judge who banned him. Photograph: Reuters

Speeding cleric Canon Bob Hanna is to remain on the road despite getting a six-month driving ban 13 days ago.Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to (...)

An 18-year old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack walked free from court yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

An 18-year-old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler, Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack yesterday walked free from court.In (...)

Garda Elaine Freemantle told the court that Mr Melaadi replied: “What I have done I’m really, really happy with and I will do it again to feel better.”

An Afghani man who fought the Taliban and is now on hunger strike has appeared in court in connection with causing criminal damage at a direct provis(...)

“This year is our busiest year since we opened 33 years ago.” Photograph: Frank Miller 15.1.04

It is a sign the economy is on the rebound when the manager of one of Ireland’s most celebrated restaurants says it is enjoying its busiest year si(...)

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Families face the prospect of priests no longer officiating at the graves of loved ones at funerals in one Catholic diocese. (...)

The GoSafe consortium secured the €80 million Garda Síochána contract to operate the network of speed camera vans. Photograph: David Chadwick/Getty Images

A judge yesterday described the failure of a private firm operating speed camera vans to successfully prosecu(...)

Som Chanh at Ennis Court yesterday in connection with an incident aboard a flight which had been  travelling from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Montreal when it diverted to Shannon on Monday.

A 55-year-old French man is to plead guilty to all air rage related charges that resulted in a transatlantic flight diverting to Shannon on Mon(...)

Shannon Group plc chairwoman Rose Hynes said: “The airport has paid its own way since separation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said yesterday that the independent Shanno(...)