State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy said the lack of pathological evidence in the Graham Dwyer murder trial made her think he might be found not guilty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State Pathologist Marie Cassidy has expressed surprise at the jury’s guilty verdict in the Graham Dywer murder trial, based on the lack of patholo(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard  Jason  Carroll was a “family man who lived for his kids”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A gunman lay in wait for a father-of-three and shot him in the face on his doorstep as his daughter slept upstairs, an inquest has heard. Jason Carrol(...)

Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56), whose bodies were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mourners at the funeral of a Co Limerick man who died in an apparent suicide pact have been told that “today is not a day for blame or anger”. The bod(...)

Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56), whose  bodies were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph: Alan Betson

Convicted fraudster Julia Holmes, found dead with her partner in an apparent double suicide, wrote to a solicitor firm asking that they both be buried(...)

Detectives arrested a suspect at Cork Prison at 9am on Friday and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning over a fatal assault on father-of-three Graham Johnson. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing without charge a 30-year-old man arrested for questioning over the fatal stabbing of a prison(...)

Detectives arrested the suspect at Cork Prison and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning about the fatal assault on Graham Johnson, a father of three. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of a 41-year-old prisoner at Cork Prison last week on Friday arrested a 30-year-old man for questioning over t(...)

Julia Holmes  and Thomas Ruttle on  December 10th at a Christmas fair in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have confirmed the body of a man found at a farmhouse in Co Limerick earlier this week is that of Thomas Ruttle. The badly decomposed body of t(...)

Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56). Suicide notes were found in their home. Photograph: Macmonagle

“If you find us don’t revive us” was one of the final messages in a series of hand written notes discovered in the home of a woman and her partner (...)

The bodies of a couple, named locally as Thomas Ruttle (56) and Julia Holmes (63) were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick  on Monday. Photograph: Tom MacMonagle

A man and a woman found dead at a farmhouse in Co Limerick may have died in a joint suicide pact, it has emerged.The badly decomposed bodies of the co(...)

 Lillian Maguire and Raymond Maguire speaking to media outside Dublin Circuit Court  after Eric Wansboro (27) received a eight-and-a-half year jail sentence for dangerous driving, causing the death of their daughter Sinead. Photograph: Court Collins.

A man who was banned from the road after his dangerous driving caused the death of a back seat passenger and injured another passenger has received a(...)