Judge Martin Nolan said Patrick Murphy had been a very hard-working man and a good family man who had hitherto led a blameless life, and that he was sorry to have to do this to him. Photograph: Frank Miller

A retired publican and farmer who failed to file a six-figure VAT return after he sold four apartments in Co Meath has been sentenced to 10 months in (...)

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years.Vincent McNally (32) was due to be sentenced by(...)

Sean MacGiolla Deacair (56), of Carig Cuirte, Teach Sagard, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing child pornography at his former Temple Manor Close home in Dublin 12 on May 28th, 2011. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former businessman who shared thousands of images of child pornography with up to 20 online contacts has been jailed for two years.Sean MacGiolla De(...)

Christopher Roberts (19), of Kildare Road, Crumlin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal to assault causing harm on O’Connell Street in November 24th, 2012.  File photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin teenager has been sentenced to three and a half years’ detention for his role in a savage attack on an Italian national which left the victim(...)

The mother of two stabbed the man on Aston Quay in Dublin with a mini steak knife in July 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin mother of two has been jailed for three years for an assault in which she stabbed a man in the stomach with a mini steak knife. Natasha Glees(...)

David Drumm and his wife Lorraine leaving court in Boston during his bankruptcy trial last year. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

On day two of David Drumm’s bankruptcy trial last year, the former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive testified that he and his lawyer, Stewart Grossman(...)

Footballer Anthony Stokes arrives at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court where he has been ordered before a court again next year over an alleged assault of an Elvis impersonator. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Football star Anthony Stokes has been ordered before a court again next year over an alleged assault of an Elvis impersonator. The Celtic and I(...)

Slawomir Syzmala, of The Parklands, Santry, and Marcin Syzmala, of Tyrellstown Plaza, Tyrellstown, both pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to three charges of having drugs for sale or supply at two different locations on April 17th, 2014. A total of €3,489,000 worth of drugs was found. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Two Polish brothers who were caught with almost €3.5 million worth of cannabis and cannabis resin have been jailed for 10 years.Judge Martin Nolan sai(...)

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(...)