Patrick O’Brien had pleaded guilty to 16 charges of rape and indecent assault at Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road in Dun Laoighaire from 1973 to 1982. Photograph: Alan Betson

The prison sentence imposed on the father of abuse victim Fiona Doyle was “unduly lenient” the Court of Appeal has found.Patrick O’Brien (75) had plea(...)

A date has been set for the trial of seven people charged with murdering 20-year-old Dale Creighton in Tallaght on New Year’s Day. An eighth person wi(...)

A date has been set for the trial of a 41-year-old woman charged with murdering her former partner in his South Dublin home.Mercy Peters, originally f(...)

A Clare man who sexually assaulted his younger cousin over a three year period and raped her has had his six year jail term reduced to four by the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Reuters

A Clare man who sexually assaulted his younger cousin over a three year period and raped her has had his six year jail term reduced to four by the Cou(...)

A Limerick teenager who sexually abused his younger step sister while babysitting her has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final three years suspended. File photograph:    Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A Limerick teenager who sexually abused his younger step sister while babysitting her has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final three(...)

A five-judge Supreme Court unanimously has ruled man’s life sentence was not preventive detention.

A man who tried to murder a 10-year-old girl “to see what it was like to kill someone” has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a life sentence imposed(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney suspended final year of sentence due to the man’s lack of previous convictions, good employment history and youth at the time, on condition that he stay away from ‘the victim in perpetuity, save with her consent’.

A 36-year-old Cork man who sexually abused his younger sister during their childhood and teens has been given a five-year sentence.The man, who cannot(...)

Greta Dudko has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering her mother on Christmas Eve four years ago. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A 36-year-old nurse has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering her mother on Christmas Eve four years ago.Greta Dudko (...)

Greta Dudko has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 55-year-old Anna Butautiene. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The barrister for a nurse who killed her mother on Christmas Eve has said she did not have the intent necessary for murder because she was so intoxica(...)

“This is not, nor ever was, an issue between the settled community and Travellers” – former Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Former Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has said that individuals need “absolute powers” to protect their property from intruders.Mr Higgins also said he st(...)