Glen Walsh (27) stole almost €500,000 from AIB in Crumlin Cross over a period of six months by handing out cash to his co-accused, David Vickery (27) who then used the money to place bets. File Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A kidnapping victim whose theft from his employer came to light when the bank shut down because of the robbery has been given a suspended sentence at (...)

William O’Leary leaves  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after being acquitted of forging the will of Matthew Hayes on a date between December 1998 and January 1999. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two Wexford businessmen accused of forging a will have been acquitted at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Noel Hayes (61) and William O’Leary (51) from (...)

Leo Varadkar: Group would widen discretion further to take into account medical hardship and burden of an illness on an individual and their family, regardless of income. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The HSE has announced the membership of a group tasked with developing “a more compassionate and supportive approach” to the awarding of medical ca(...)

 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(...)