Retired Fianna Fail Senator Francis O’Brien (70),  from Corwillan, Latton, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, at Carrick-on-Shannon Circuit Court for sentencing. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

A former Fianna Fáil senator has been jailed for his role in attempting to extort €100,000 from a Department of Agriculture veterinary inspector. Judg(...)

Former FF senator Francis O’Brien, who was one of three men charged with making an unwarranted demand for money from Michael Heelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A retired Fianna Fail senator appeared along with two other men at a sitting of the District Court in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, today on a c(...)