Almost 2,000 drivers have been able to avoid, over a 27-month period, conviction for driving offences, and the consequent application of penalty points on their licences

Judges should apply the law as enacted by the Oireachtas and end the practice of giving defendants the choice of paying into the poor box, Law Societ(...)

The men who were caught doing doughnuts on a main road appeared before Killarney District Court.   File photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Five men have pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after being caught doing doughnuts in their cars on a main road earlier this month as part of a Gard(...)

Bernard Le Roux and Dan Carter embrace after Racing 92’s win over Toulon. Photograph: AFP

Racing 92 19 Toulon 16 Toulon’s three season reign as the champions of Europe is over after they were beaten in their Champions Cup quarter-final by (...)

The court previously heard the condoms sold may have been out of date. Photograph: Pederk/E+/Getty

A man has been sent for trial before a jury at the Circuit Criminal Court charged with selling out-of-date or defective condoms. Charles Ward, of Vic(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

The placing of Westport House for sale on the open market by its administrators follows a protracted five-year battle by the Browne family to retain t(...)

RC Toulon’s Australian fullback James OConnor  vies with Bath’s Fijian wing Semesa Rokoduguni  during the European Champions Cup rugby union match at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, France. Photograph: Getty Images

Toulon 12 Bath 9 Bath came agonisingly close to a little piece of history beside the Mediterranean but, barring something extraordinary, their Champi(...)

The poor state of  Tralee Courthouse, which dates to 1835, has been the subject of council motions as well as a Dáil question in recent years. File photograph: Google Street View

A judge has hit out at the “noise and filth” of Tralee Courthouse on District Court days and has said he finds it the most awkward court in Kerry and (...)

New Zealander Maa Nonu in action for Toulon against Agen at the weekend: what Toulon are doing, while amazing to watch, is concocted in Mourad Boudjellal’s office. Photograph: Bertrand langlois/AFP

With the big picture barely sketched by Leo Cullen and Girvan Dempsey, a trip to Toulon is hardly the time for experimentation. This calls for an accu(...)

New Zealand’s Ma’a Nonu during his debut for Toulon against Agen. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Ma’a Nonu’s debut for Toulon commandeered the headlines in a 53-23 home victory over Agen in the French Top 14 Championship. The double World Cup win(...)