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(...)

Man  convicted of threatening to kill garda   at the Bridewell Garda Station. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who threatened to rape and kill a garda, shoot her colleague and blow them both up has been jailed for two years.Thomas Delaney (43) told the g(...)

Accused has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the manslaughter.

A man has been accused of setting fire to a makeshift den and causing the death of a 12- year-old boy trapped inside over a decade ago.Dermot Griffin (...)

A man has been accused of setting fire to a makeshift den and causing the death of a 12-year-old boy trapped inside over a decade ago.Dermot Griffin ((...)

The Board of Limerick City of Culture this evening confirmed the appointment of Mike Fitzpatrick as Director. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Internationally renowned curator Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed director of the Board of Limerick City of Culture. The head of Limer(...)