Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A garda who was awarded a Scott medal for bravery in disarming a gunman has been awarded €50,000 damages in a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. M(...)

John Prendiville (50) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to sexually assaulting a 14-yera-old  boy at a B&B in Co Kerry on May 12th, 2012.

The Court of Appeal has spoken of society’s need to rehabilitate sex offenders in the case of a man jailed for sexually assaulting a vulnerable 14-yea(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham and Justice John MacMenamin at the funeral of Judge Paul Carney at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook on Tuesday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The life of Mr Justice Paul Carney, an “excellent” lawyer , “very fair” judge and “very private” man, was “immersed in the law”, the late judge’s fun(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has died aged 72: he was held in great affection by colleagues and members of the Bar. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

The death of Paul Carney, just a few months since his reluctant retirement from the Central Criminal Court, means the legal world has lost one of its (...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years service as a judge of the High Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who died today, retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years (...)

The two men were 16 and 18 at the time of the crime. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two men jailed for the attempted rape of a 31-year-old woman in a van, which had a mattress in the back, after she was separated from friends on a nig(...)

Anna Kirk, a daughter of the late Vera Vollrath, asked why it had taken so long for the inquest into her mother’s death at a Co Waterford nursing home to take place. File photograph: Collins Courts.

The inquest into the death of an elderly woman who died in a Co Waterford nursing home has found that suffocation by smothering with a pillow was the (...)

A former republican prisoner who left the country after he was “detected” for the rape and sexual abuse two young girls has had his prison sentence (...)

Paul Henry: acquitted of the murder of his mother by reason of insanity

A Roscommon man acquitted of murdering his mother by reason of insanity last year has successfully appealed his acquittal and now faces a retrial.Paul(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has retired, has been  described as an “innovator” and a “strong advocate” of the rights of victims who was instrumental in putting together a structured criminal justice system that is “fit for purpose”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior criminal judge Mr Justice Paul Carney has retired after warm tributes were paid to him at the Four Courts.Tributes were lead(...)