Garda Rory Heffernan told the court James Bennett approached the counter of the post office where two women were working at about 11.30am, put a note under the hatch and then took out a pellet gun. The note said “I have a bomb strapped to my body”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A man who handed a post office worker a note saying he was wearing a bomb has avoided a jail term at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. James Bennett (22(...)

Sean Fitzpatrick leaving the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The jury has been discharged in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick over the alleged failure to disclose millions of eur(...)

Jurors in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have been told that legal arguments are still ongoing. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jurors in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have been told that legal arguments are still ongoing and that they must retu(...)

 Lillian Maguire and Raymond Maguire speaking to media outside Dublin Circuit Court  after Eric Wansboro (27) received a eight-and-a-half year jail sentence for dangerous driving, causing the death of their daughter Sinead. Photograph: Court Collins.

A man who was banned from the road after his dangerous driving caused the death of a back seat passenger and injured another passenger has received a(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick has been asked to return next Wednesday as legal argument continues. The ju(...)

Liam McGran of Earlsfort Terrace, Lucan, Dublin  pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm at Harcourt Green, Charlemont Street, Dublin 2 (pictured) on October 7th, 2013. Image: Google Maps.

A father of three has been given a suspended sentence for attempting to rob and threatening to rape an escort at gunpoint because he needed money for (...)

Judge Mary-Ellen Ring said Cash had endangered all forms of traffic, and had driven without regard to the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians

A man who endangered the lives of a large number of people when he drove recklessly through rush-hour traffic in Dublin has been sentenced to 3½ years(...)

Seán FitzPatrick arrives at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin for an earlier hearing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Legal argument is continuing at the Circuit Criminal Court in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick. The jury, which has not (...)

Sean FitzPatrick: he is charged with failing to disclose the true value of loans given to him, or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society from 2002 to 2007 while he was an officer of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: David Sleator

Evidence in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick, who allegedly failed to disclose the true value of multi-million euro loan(...)

One man paid Aaron Weinrib (37) of Cambridge Villas, Rathmines, €3,200 for four nights for four people in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Photograph: Getty Images.

A man who stole over €27,000 from friends and acquaintances by selling them bogus package holidays has been given more time to pay back his victims.Aa(...)