Martin O Donnell and Pat O Donnell, who claim they were assaulted by gardaí during the 2007 protest.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Mary Carolan A High Court jury has dismissed a claim by a local farmer, Patrick Coyle, that he was  unlawfully assaulted by gardai during a morning p(...)

Three men allege they were unlawfully assaulted by gardaí – suffering facial and other injuries –  while participating in an early-morning protest near the Corrib gas refinery in north Mayo on January 19th, 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A verdict is expected on Friday in the actions for damages by three local men over alleged assaults on them by gardaí during a protest against the She(...)

Patrick (left) and Martin O Donnell (centre) and  Patrick Coyle. They have sued the Garda Commissioner and State for damages over being allegedly assaulted by gardaí during a 2007 protest. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Two gardaí, a father and son, have denied assaulting protesters during a demonstration against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo. Garda Marvin (...)

 Sgt Dermot Butler told the High Court that certain protocols applied when a complaint was made about a garda. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant has told the High Court he did not see any assaults by gardaí on three men during a protest against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in(...)

 Pat and Martin O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle  outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

Mary Carolan A dentist has told the High Court a fisherman attended him with acute pain days after being allegedly assaulted by a garda during a prote(...)

Martin and Pat O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle pictured outside the Four Courts during their High Court action for damages. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A fisherman has told the High Court he suffered “three or four fast ones” to the face from a Garda using closed fists and wearing leather gloves durin(...)

L-R: Martin and Pat O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle  outside the Four Courts  during the opening day of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A garda, described as an “accomplished boxer”, punched a man in the face during a protest over the Shell Corrib gas field in Co Mayo, a High Court jur(...)

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Review: Tracer

The New Theatre, Dublin **   On the face of it, the huge Dublin-based market research company at the centre of Stewart Roche’s ne(...)

Small Box Psychosis/ The Last Crusader TheatreUpstairs, Dublin ** “Claustrum,” says one character in the second play (...)