Noel Hayes at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A Wexford businessman who has admitted forging the will of a bachelor farmer says he did not threaten to ‘bury’ his brother and a friend, who deny for(...)

A Wexford businessman who has admitted forging the will of a bachelor farmer has given evidence against his brother and a friend who deny forging the same will. Stock photograph: Thinkstockphoto

A Wexford businessman who has admitted forging the will of a bachelor farmer has given evidence against his brother and a friend who deny forging the (...)

A cultural highlight: Tens of thousands people turned out to watch Royal de Luxe’s Grandmother crossing Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

The biggest event of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture had 250,000 people watching a giant granny move about a city, as she captivated he(...)

A convicted rapist who violated his release conditions has been given a chance by a judge who said she would not re-activate a suspended sentence as l(...)

Breifne O Brien’s counsel concentrated on assuring the court that O’Brien was co-operating with the recovery of assets. Photograph: Collins Courts

The party was over for Breifne O’Brien a long time before yesterday’s handing down of a seven-year jail sentence for theft and deception. It h(...)

 Breifne O’Brien: The businessman (53) made a habit of deceiving friends, friends-of-friends and associates for many years, right up until “the house fell down” in 2008.

He denied ever saying that “it was easy to pull suckers in when the economy was booming”. But whether he found it easy or not, deceive people was p(...)

Businessman Breifne O’Brien has been senteced to 7 years in jail in connection with a multi-million euro theft and deception.

Fraudster businessman Breifne O’Brien has been jailed for seven years for running a Ponzi scheme which cost his victims millions.He convinced family b(...)

A cyclist used a key to assault a Spanish tourist after a row over cycling on the footpath, a court has heard. Karl Manning (41) of North Great Charle(...)

Over the course of 20 years as a taxi driver David Ryan has been abused, attacked and assaulted. And in 2010 a man smashed him in the face with a can in order to avoid paying, said his defending counsel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A taxi driver who “snapped” and ran down a passenger who bolted without paying the fare has been given a suspended sentence and disqualified from dri(...)

The jury found Dermot Griffin (54) of Ballyfermot Road guilty following a 13-day trial. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A man has been found guilty of setting a children’s makeshift den on fire causing the death of a boy more than 13 years ago. Stephen Hughes was 12 yea(...)