Aaron O’Neill paid his friend to make the call from a payphone outside Hammond’s home. Photograph:Collins

A former sub-contractor for Intel who asked his friend to make a hoax bomb call to the company because he didn’t want to go work may be ordered to ca(...)

A man who was forced to hold a gun and drugs by a gang who threatened him over a drug debt has failed to get temporary release from a five-year prison(...)

A man who threatened Irish Water workers with a realistic imitation handgun tucked into his tracksuit bottoms has received a two and half year suspend(...)

Mr Murphy’s  home remained sealed off on Monday as Garda technical experts continued with a forensic examination which is expected to last a number of days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A serial thief who deliberately defecated in the corner of an interview room while being questioned by gardaí has been jailed for 16 months. Alan Ston(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank director of finance William McAteer. File Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónail/The Irish Times

A date has been set for the empanelling of a jury in the case of four former bankers on charges of conspiring to mislead Anglo Irish Bank’s investors (...)

Colin Foley leaving Dublin Circuit Court after he received a suspended sentence  for theft and production of a weapon. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man has avoided a jail sentence for trying to hit a parking warden with a bolt cutters after being issued a ticket. Colin Foley (45) had already rec(...)

Judge Martin  Nolan: noted his “history of some tragedy” and his young age but said that a custodial sentence was warranted. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man who saw his six-year-old sister die in a caravan fire has been jailed for a year for a city centre attack on two men. Wayne Connors’ defence cou(...)

Farhad Khorang of Aras Na Cluaine in Clondalkin, Dublin 22, received a suspended sentence for assault causing harm to his wife during a row in November 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A food delivery man who locked his wife into their apartment after punching and biting her has received a 21 month suspended sentence. Garda Neil Cann(...)

Jonny Cooper received nine stab wounds to his forehead, eyelid and neck area and spent one night in hospital. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A Mayo man who stabbed Dublin GAA player Jonny Cooper hours after attacking a taxi driver has been given a seven-year sentence with the final two year(...)

Patrick Davis leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he received a  suspended sentence. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

An unemployed butcher who fractured a garda’s eye socket by punching him twice has received a suspended sentence. Patrick Davis (30) was intoxicated a(...)