A  file image from 2005 of Leroy Dumbrell, also known as Leroy Roche, (29) of Carriglea Gardens, Dún Laoghaire, who has been sentenced to seven years after pleading guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder  threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a garda. Photograph: Collins.

A Dublin man with a “history of very serious violence” who stamped on a man and threatened to kill a garda has been sentenced to seven years in prison(...)

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(...)

Following the verdicts on Friday  afternoon, Judge Karen O’Connor remanded the woman on continuing bail with several strict bail conditions attached, to appear before Galway Circuit Criminal Court again in April for sentence. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 39-year-old mother has been found guilty by a jury of beating, starving and neglecting eight of her children over a number of years. The woman, who(...)

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 (...)

A Dublin youth who charged at a garda while armed with a golf club and a hammer has been spared a custodial sentence on condition he completes the Lea(...)

Liam Lambert in the fire-damaged area of the Lambert Puppet Theatre with Judge of ‘Wanderley Wagon’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a fire gutted the Lambert Puppet Theatre – home to the characters of children’s television prog(...)

A 21-year-old south Kerry man who sped from his bed in the early hours  after it  came to light his girlfriend might be with another man, has ended up before the court on a charge of dangerous driving

A 21-year-old south Kerry man who sped from his bed in the early hours of the Feast of the Epiphany, after it suddenly came to light his girlfriend mi(...)

Donal Cosgrave told the Kerry court: “You have to have a full stomach for hard work... I did not enter the house, I ate the bacon and cabbage on the back porch. ..And mom gave me some mustard, and a little bit of dessert.”

A 50-year-old man told a court he was “bribed” with the offer of home cooked bacon and cabbage to go to his mother’s house and cut the back lawn. He (...)

Accused was charged with entering a building as a trespasser with intent to commit sexual assault on a  female (73) last December. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Anne Lucey in Kenmare A 23-year-old man who was charged with entering a building in Co Kerry as a trespasser with intent to commit sexual assault on (...)

A teenager appeared in Dublin’s Children’s Court to face charges in connection with a fatal crash on December 20th, 2014. File photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A Dublin teenager is to face trial following a crash which claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy. Transition-year student Dayne Cody suffered serious (...)