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(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney said the offence had ‘inherent gravity’ and that taking into account the effect on members of Sara Staunton’s family, and the injuries inflicted as well as the risk of Ray Gralton re-offending, he was imposing a sentence of 10 years

An “accomplished boxer” has been sentenced to 10 years with the last two years suspended for the manslaughter of a woman (28) he had been in a “tur(...)

File photograph of murdered teenager Daniel McAnaspie.

The High Court has granted bail to a Dublin man charged with murdering a teenager who was in State care more than five years ago.Trevor Noone, with an(...)

Majella Cahill leaving the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Courts Collins.

A Dublin man has received a 12 year sentence with the final two suspended for the repeated rape of his partner’s then 11-year-old daughter in her Galw(...)

Jooda Akanbi: denies murder. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A 39-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering another man on the main street of Swords in 2013.Jooda Akanbi, with an addresss at Ashton Avenue(...)

Saverio Bellante: charged with killing Tom O’Gorman at a house in Castleknock.

Lawyers for the man charged with murdering journalist Tom O’Gorman have said insanity will be an issue in the case, which will be short as a result.Sa(...)