A mother who beat her nine year old son with a tree branch and poured salt over his wounds after he soiled his underwear has been given a two-year sus(...)

A drug addict jailed for driving the wrong way up the M50 motorway and crashing into cars has avoided being given extra jail time following his own failed appeal against sentence

A drug addict jailed for driving the wrong way up the M50 motorway and crashing into cars has avoided being given extra jail time following his own fa(...)

Sandra Higgins at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins.

The jury in the trial of a childminder charged with assaulting a 10-month-old baby has failed to reach a verdict. Judge Patricia Ryan has discharged t(...)

Sandra Higgins (34) has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby at her home. Photograph: Court Collins

The jury will begin deliberating in the trial of a child-minder charged with assaulting a 10-month-old baby on Wednesday. Registered child-minder Sand(...)

Sandra Higgins at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

A UK neuropathologist has told the trial of a child-minder charged with assaulting a baby that shaken baby syndrome has no scientific validation. Regi(...)

 Sandra Higgins: has  pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to a  baby at her home in Cavan. , Photograph: Collins.

A childminder on trial for assaulting a 10-month-old baby told gardaí the baby was not shaken in her care. Sandra Higgins (34) also said that she care(...)

 Sandra Higgins: has pleaded not guilty plea to charge of causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby. Photograph:  Collins

A registered child-minder has gone on trial charged with causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby. On the first day of the trial at Dublin Circuit(...)

Folajimmy Awode arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he has been found guilty of sexual assault at the Mater Private hospital Photograph: Court Collins.

A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while working as a care assistant at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin. Folajimmy Awode ((...)

Paula Reid (51), of Marian Park, Drogheda, Co Louth, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 12 counts of theft on dates between June 2010 and September 2012 totalling €4,790.97 from Hugh Burrows & Sons Ltd, based on Clonard Street in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

A Louth mother-of-two who stole nearly €5,000 from her former employers over a two-and-a-half-year period has avoided jail. Paula Reid “double-dipped”(...)

Garda Aisling McGowan said  CCTV showed Patrick Maughan (29) going to a  petrol station in the early hours and buying €2 of petrol and a fuel can. He was next seen on CCTV entering the apartment complex. A short time later a woman noticed  smoke and saw the fire outside an apartment. File photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

A man has been jailed for seven years for setting an apartment complex on fire as part of a family feud and causing almost €400,000 in damage.Patrick (...)