Ivor Callely  had pleaded guilty at Dublin  to four counts of using invoices believing them to be false instruments at Leinster House, Kildare Street. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An ex-Fianna Fail politician and Minster of State who admitted fraudulently claiming €4,207.45 in expenses from the Oireachtas on forged mobile phone(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said the review would be completed within three months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A review into the accessing of journalists’ telephone and internet records was not extended to the public because it would have taken too long, Minist(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said there was no question of review of the law “reflecting any lack of confidence in GSOC”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has insisted she has not authorised the tapping of journalists’ telephone calls by Garda bodies. As she anno(...)

Dean Adams (22) outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Court

A man who broke another man’s skull three years ago by delivering a running kick to his forehead has received a suspended sentence. Dean Adams (22) pl(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. Rachel Keogh kicked the victim at least five times while her co-accused stamped on the man’s head and chest more than 10 times.

A young mother has been jailed for acting as a lookout and joining in on a savage unprovoked attack in which a man “danced” on the head of an elderly (...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring, who will be appointed as a judge of the High Court on Thursday evening. Photograph: Collins Courts

A number of judicial appointments to the High Court and the Circuit Court are to take place on Thursday. President Michael D Higgins will appoint Mary(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

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(...)