The court said at least some of the issues raised had the potential to affect all elections. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A local election candidate who is disputing the result of the Listowel area local elections to Kerry County Council is to have his case heard by five(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Alan Kilmartin (35), of Davitt Terrace, Cloughleigh, Ennis, Co Clare, pleaded guilty at Ennis Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to a woman at Acha Bhaile, Lahinch Road, Ennis on March 2nd, 2012.

A security guard of a ghost estate, who attacked a woman unprovoked in her home, has been sentenced to two years in in prison following a finding by t(...)

 Mr Justice Seán Ryan in the Court of Criminal  Appeal  said Alan Kilmartin’s plea of guilty and the fact he was suffering from a psychiatric illness were “genuine mitigating features”. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

A security guard at a ghost estate who attacked a woman unprovoked in her home may face prison following a finding by the Court of Appeal that his who(...)

Mark Nash pictured in 1998. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin Mark Nash pictured in 1998. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

The jury foreman in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women eighteen years ago, has been excused.The jury of seven men and five women in the(...)

File photograph of Mark Nash (42) who has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (59) and Mary Callanan (61).

A woman was discharged from the jury and another sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering two women 18 years ago.Mark Nash (42) who had la(...)

 Mark Nash, who has   pleaded NOT guilty to the murders of Sylvia Shiels and Mary Callinan in March 1997. File photograph: Collins Courts.

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering two women in the grounds of St Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital in Grangegorman 18(...)

Michael Burns is one of the people known as the “on-the-runs”. He is  charged in the North with the attempted murder of off-duty prison officer John Carlisle. Photograph: The Irish Times

A burglar who pointed a loaded shotgun at the head of a 15-year-old boy and threatened to shoot his mother after bursting into their home has had his (...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor starring as Nidge in Love/Hate

A man caught with a Glock pistol, while watching a Love/Hate episode about how to clean a gun, has been jailed for two years.Sammy O’Flaherty pleaded (...)

A woman who stole €16,000 from a children’s credit union savings account has avoided a jail sentence on condition she repays the bulk of the money she(...)