Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56) at a Christmas fair in Dublin. Their bodies were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick, in 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An inquest into the deaths of serial fraudster Julia Holmes and her partner Thomas Ruttle has heard the couple deliberately tried to kill themselves b(...)

State Pathologist  Marie Cassidy: voiced concern over pathology evidence. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man cannot be retried on a murder charge following the collapse of his trial as a result of disputed pathology evidence, the Court of Appeal has rul(...)

The trial continues on Tuesday before Justice Patrick McCarthy and the jury. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Assassins murdered a man living alone in a country lane because he found a €30,000 stash of drugs belonging to a criminal gang, said the prosecution a(...)

The River Shannon: Nicky Lyons’s father James and brother William also drowned in the river in 1996 and 1993. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A brother and sister are appealing for information about the death of their brother, who they believe was assaulted before he died in the River Shanno(...)

Professor Marie Cassidy told the court  she carried out a postmortem on the body of Mairead Moran on May 9th, 2014

Kilkenny woman Mairead Moran died after being stabbed multiple times and suffering an injury to her heart that would have caused “fairly rapid collaps(...)

Murder  victim Alan Desmond: Photograph: Irish Daily Star

Children took camera-phone pictures of murder victim Alan Desmond days before gardaí were informed of the location of his body, an inquest has heard. (...)

A witness broke down in tears as Dublin Coroner’s Court heard her evidence of the fatal shooting of Declan Smith, a father-of-one, in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young mother has described how she saw a gunman move from a crouching position to standing before shooting a man in the face outside a Dublin creche(...)

Monika Matracka arriving at a special sitting of Limerick District Court in connection with the death of Michal Rejmer. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A woman has appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court charged with murdering one of her housemates in Limerick. Monika Matracka (3(...)

Michal Rejmer (38) whose body was found in the garden of a house in Limerick. Photograph: Facebook

A 34 year-old woman is due to appear in court on Sunday afternoon in connection with the discovery of a body at a property in Limerick on Friday. The(...)

And Pang goes, “Who is this ridiculous woman and how much has she had to drink?”

So me and Pang are, like, decorating the house for Christmas. We’ve done the tree and now we’ve moved onto the Nativity figurines. I’m telling her tha(...)