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 (...)

Breifne O’Brien. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former businessman Breifne O’Brien has been granted an extension of time to appeal his prison sentence for inducing people to advance millions of euro(...)

Anthony Stokes (26) of Claremont Terrace, Glasgow appeared at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court charged with assault causing harm. Photograph: Court Collins

The trial of Glasgow Celtic and Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes has been adjourned until Tuesday. Stokes (26) of Claremont Terrace, Glas(...)

Gail O’Rorke has pleaded not guilty to aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the suicide of Bernadette Ford.

A woman has gone on trial accused of assisting someone in taking their own life by helping them obtain and take a toxic substance.Gail O’Rorke (43) of(...)

Trevor Byrne. Photograph: Collins Courts

A convicted rapist has asked to be put back into prison because he believes he cannot abide by the conditions of his release.Trevor Byrne was sentence(...)

The State has withdrawn its case against a water meter installer accused of involvement in an alleged €9 million per year diesel laundering operation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State has withdrawn its case against a water meter installer accused of involvement in an alleged €9 million per year diesel laundering operation.(...)

Derek O’Keeffe (39)  pleaded guilty at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery in three different petrol stations over four days in November 2013.

A pregnant woman feared for her unborn baby’s welfare after she was held at knife point by a convicted killer, a court has heard.Derek O’Keeffe (39) o(...)

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 (...)