Judge Martin Nolan said it was “a low crime”, and McDonald “behaved in a very devious and tricky fashion”

A man who stole nearly €10,000 from his elderly friend’s savings while he was in hospital has been jailed for 18 months.John McDonald (57), of North C(...)

A Meath man who killed a 77-year-old woman when he knocked her down as she was crossing the road has been ordered to perform community service in lieu of a jail term. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A Meath man who killed a 77-year-old woman when he knocked her down as she was crossing the road has been ordered to perform community service in lieu(...)

Desmond Russell, of Rafters Road, Drimnagh, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to demanding money with menaces at a 64-year-old woman’s home on June 15th, 2014. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Dublin drug addict who was used by “more sinister parties” to demand €5,000 from a woman has received a three-year suspended sentence.Garda Dermot E(...)

The Castle Inn pub in Rathfarnham

Five men involved in an argument over a spilled drink a Dublin pub which escalated into a ‘riot’ requiring 20 Garda vehicles have each received three (...)

The Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin.

A woman who threw her partner’s six-year-old child against a wall and beat him with a mop while she was drunk has received a two and a half year susp(...)

A Latvian woman who threw her partner’s six-year-old child against a wall and beat him with a mop while she was drunk will be sentenced on Friday

A Latvian woman who threw her partner’s six-year-old child against a wall and beat him with a mop while she was drunk will be sentenced on Friday.The (...)

A father of two who used his own passport and bank statement to hire a mini-digger which he later stole has been remanded in custody pending sentence.(...)

A civil servant who forged driver licences for Albanian and Italian nationals while working at a Dublin Motor Tax Office has avoided jail.

A civil servant who forged driver licences for Albanian and Italian nationals while working at a Dublin Motor Tax Office has avoided jail. Lynne Adder(...)

A man who punched his friend who had been slagging him for not buying a round, leaving him with serious injuries, has been given a four year suspended sentence and ordered to pay €5,000 to the victim.

A man who punched his friend who had been slagging him for not buying a round, leaving him with serious injuries, has been given a four year suspended(...)

James Donoghue (51), of Harold’s Cross Road in Terenure, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to attempting to sexually assault a woman  and threatening to kill or cause her  serious harm on January 6th, 2014 File photograph: The Irish Times

A man who followed a woman home and attacked her before threatening to sexually assault and kill her has been jailed for five years.James Donoghue (51(...)