Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh: Former solicitor jailed for three years for theft and fraud from his family law firm. Pic: Courtpix

A struck off solicitor described as a “devout Christian” has been jailed for three years for stealing €2.8 million from former client accounts to fund(...)

Former solicitor Ruari O Ceallaigh arriving at Dublin District Court today where he pleaded guilty to theft and fraud of €2.8 million from his family law firm between 2006 and 2010. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former solicitor has pleaded guilty to stealing client funds of almost €3 million from his family-run law firm.Officers from the Garda Bureau of Fra(...)

Former solicitor Ruari O Ceallaigh (left) with his father Sean O Ceallaigh (right) leaving Dublin District Court today. Photograph: Collins.

A former solicitor is to stand trial accused of stealing client funds of almost €3 million from his family-run law firm.Officers from the Garda Bureau(...)

Former solicitor Thomas Byrne (47) at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Trust is a solicitor’s most valuable asset. By stealing clients’ properties and using them to extract €52 million from the banks – a scheme that amoun(...)

Former solicitor Thomas Byrne (47) arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today  to give evidence in his own trial. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Former solicitor Thomas Byrne feared he was “going to be killed” in the days before his Dublin practice was closed down in 2007.Giving evidence at his(...)

Witness Barbara Cooney leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday  after giving evidence in the trial of Thomas Byrne. Photograph: Collins

The theft and fraud trial of Thomas Byrne has heard of the day “everything went horribly wrong” for the former solicitor when one of his employees rep(...)