Stephen Cahoon (43) of Harvey Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Jean Teresa Quigley (30) in 2008. Photograph: Collins Courts

The jury in a murder trial has heard that the deceased, who was 10 weeks pregnant, died due to “manual strangulation”. Stephen Cahoon (43) with an add(...)

Helen Mirren  as Jane Tennison

Jane Tennison is one of modern crime fiction’s great characters, a trailblazing protagonist who made her first appearance in Lynda La Plante’s Prime S(...)

Colleagues  show their respect for  the remains of murdered Garda Anthony Golden. The state did not oppose bail for his killer Adrian Crevan Mackin.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The news that Adrian Crevan Mackin, the man who shot dead Garda Anthony Golden, was on bail facing a charge of IRA membership has angered many people.(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin: the crossover between law and literature is age-old. Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Erle Stanley Gardner and Franz Kafka all studied or practiced law, to varying degrees of success, before establishing themselves as writers

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This harsh sentencing from Shakespeare in Henry VI is one of many references to the legal profess(...)

Michael O’Higgins: Some people have commented that Snapshots captures the spirit of the 1980s very well.  I like to think that this essence is there because I spent so much time working on it

A lot of people ask me where I get the time to write. The truth is that you never do. You have to be ruthless, and even obsessive. If it were otherwi(...)

Séamus Daly (44) is accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Lawyers for a bricklayer accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing have been given a month to decide whether to cross-examine witnesses in a(...)

Senior counsel Michael O’Higgins said the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to relax rules on evidence in criminal trials will provide a “get-out clause” for gardaí who do not adhere to high standards. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision to relax rules on evidence in criminal trials will provide a “get-out clause” for gardaí who do not adhere to hi(...)

Shane Fitzgerald (22), Newmarket, Co Cork is charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Paudie O’Leary (42) on July 1st, 2012. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

The body of a long-distance cyclist who had gone on out early in July 2012 to train for the annual Ring of Kerry charity cycle was found six hours lat(...)

Scotland Yard photo from 2003 of Robert Hulme, now 34, who was one of six dissident Republicans freed from prison today. Photograph: PA Photo/Scotland Yard/Collect

Six dissident republicans transferred to jails here to complete lengthy sentences for conspiring to cause explosions in Britain have been released aft(...)

Cleared: Seán FitzPatrick, who was acquitted of all charges. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Seán Quinn bounded towards Court 19, his small entourage of family and friends trailing behind him, passersby glancing as he passed. When he re(...)