‘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(...)

News Corp requested the transcript of the trial to aid them in a pending defamation action over an article published in the now defunct  News of the World. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

A circuit court judge has ruled that a news organisation may receive a copy of the transcript of a criminal trial. Judge Martin Nolan said News Corp, (...)

The Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street in Dublin.

Two men have been jailed for five weeks each for fighting in the Great Hall of the Criminal Courts of Justice.Barry Dodd (27) of Vincent Street Flats (...)

Alan Rowe developed a cocaine habit  after the collapse of his marriage, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard. Photograph: PA Wire

A taxi driver has been jailed for four and a half years after he admitted having over €200,000 worth of cocaine in the boot of his car.Alan Rowe (58)(...)

Celtic’s Anthony Stokes in action against Dinamo Zagreb during their Uefa Europa League match at Celtic Park in Glasgow last week. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Glasgow Celtic and Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes will face trial next year in relation to an alleged assault at a Dublin nightclub. Mr(...)

A young man who posed as a teenage girl on Facebook in order to sexually exploit boys will be sentenced later this month when it is expected he will p(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick who has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial on charges of failing to disclose loans from another bank. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial on charges of failing to disclose loans from anoth(...)

William McAteer (left) of Rathgar, Dublin, and Pat Whelan  of Malahide, Dublin, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning. Photograph: Collins.

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank have each been sentenced to 240 hours community service for giving illegal loans to developers to buy shares (...)

A GAA coach has being jailed for seven years for his involvement in the distribution of almost €600,000 worth of cannabis.David Gill (38) was caught d(...)