A Dublin man who set fire to an apartment complex in his hometown “for the buzz”, causing €115,000 worth of damage, has been sentenced to four years i(...)

Geraldine McMenamy has been acquitted of impeding his arrest by bringing him to the airport and giving him cash.  Photograph: Court Collins.

The mother of a man who beat his fiancé and left her unconscious has been acquitted of impeding his arrest by bringing him to the airport and giving h(...)

James Gallagher (28), of Cushlawn Park, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft at Weir’s Jewellers, Dundrum Shopping Centre (above),  and dangerous driving and driving without insurance on the M50 on September 25th, 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Rolex watch worth over €26,000 which was taken by a thief and supposedly thrown out of a car window in south Dublin has yet to be recovered, a court(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham said there seemed to be some blurring of distinction between directing a criminal organisation and participating in one. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The first two men to be jailed under 2009 anti-gang legislation have had their sentences reduced by the Court of Appeal.Galway brothers Michael O’Loug(...)

The restored Claude Monet painting Argebteuil Basin in the National Gallery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two New Zealand tourists have described how they saw a man’s fist go through a Monet painting estimated to be worth €10 million in the National Galler(...)

The damaged Claude Monet painting entitled Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat (1874) at the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street, Dublin.

A man has gone on trial accused of damaging a €10 million Monet painting in the National Gallery four years ago and damaging two paintings in the Shel(...)

A man who “put the fear of God into people” with imitation firearms has failed to have his sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm reduced by the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

A man who “put the fear of God into people” with imitation firearms has failed to have his sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm reduced by(...)

A wheel brace was thrown as the officers withdrew from the halting site and it hit the patrol car. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two Travellers have been jailed for participating in a violent attack on gardaí at a halting site.Owen McDonagh jnr (23) and Thomas McDonagh (22) were(...)

‘He seems to have an attraction to children and has difficulty controlling that attraction so he is a danger to society as he currently stands before me,’ Judge Martin Nolan said before sentencing Keogh to four years with one suspended.  Photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A convicted Limerick sex offender who admitted he has a compulsion to accessing child sex abuse images has been jailed after a judge said he is a dang(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said Maxine Spence had invaded someone else’s house and viciously attacked the victim. He suspended the last three and a half years of a five-year prison term on condition that Spence keeps the peace for that period. Photograph: Getty Images

A mother of three has been jailed for 18 months for taking part in a “vicious” assault where five people attacked the victim with a crutch and a broom(...)