Jooda Akanbi at Dublin Central Ciminal Court. Mr Akanbi told gardaí: “I used my hand to hit the baseball bat and the baseball bat he was holding hit him in the head.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man on trial charged with murdering another man with a baseball bat told gardai that the alleged victim’s head injury was caused by the baseball bat(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney said the offence had ‘inherent gravity’ and that taking into account the effect on members of Sara Staunton’s family, and the injuries inflicted as well as the risk of Ray Gralton re-offending, he was imposing a sentence of 10 years

An “accomplished boxer” has been sentenced to 10 years with the last two years suspended for the manslaughter of a woman (28) he had been in a “tur(...)

File photograph of Eamonn Lillis being escorted to a prison van. Lillis was jailed in 2010 for the manslaughter of his wife, Celine Cawley. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former television executive Eamonn Lillis is set to be released from prison on Friday after serving the sentence imposed on him for killing his wife C(...)

Graham Dwyer (42) has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering Elaine O’Hara (36) on August 22nd, 2012.

The jury in the Graham Dwyer murder trial has been sent home for the night after having resumed deliberations in the afternoon.They did not yet reach (...)

The Coroner’s Court has heard that it is ‘overwhelmingly’ probable that the severe head injuries sustained by farmer John Meehan (74) were the result of being struck by a horse. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Co Sligo farmer who was found collapsed on the side of the road was probably struck by one of his own horses, an inquest has heard.Gardaí­ were init(...)

Two-year-old Hassan Khan died as a result of ‘multiple penetrating wounds’ to his neck, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard.

Two-year-old Hassan Khan died as a result of “multiple penetrating wounds” to his neck, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard.The toddler was found dead in(...)

 Kevin Moran outside the Central Criminal Court last week. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man has been found not guilty of the murder but guilty of the manslaughter of an archaeologist in Co Cavan 18 months ago. Kevin Moran (...)

A life sentence has been handed down to a man for murdering his wife in their home in Dundalk three years ago.Michael McDonagh (36) of College Manor, (...)

 Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis leaving court: He said that Ms O’Hara’s skull, hands and arms were among the bones not recovered.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

The cause of Elaine O’Hara’s death was never established and neither foul play nor self-harm could be ruled out, Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael (...)

Childcare worker Elaine O’Hara (36), from Killiney, in Dublin, was last seen at about 6.15pm on August 22nd, 2012, near Shanganagh cemetery in south Dublin. Photograph: PA

Deputy State pathologist Michael Curtis has begun giving evidence on the second day of the murder trial of Graham Dwyer at the Criminal Courts of Just(...)