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(...)

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

The trial of a nurse charged with murdering her mother in their Dublin home has heard that the 55-year-old died of blunt force trauma to the head.The (...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney ordered the man be registered as a sex offender and a victim impact report be prepared for the sentencing hearing in December.

A judge has agreed to release a Limerick rapist on bail with the warning that the Director of Public Prosecutions must bear responsibility if the man (...)

Kathleen Chada is supported by family and friends as they leave Dublin Central Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The mother of two young boys killed by their father last year has asked how “can evil such as this have been hidden for so long” in a man who appeare(...)

Adrian Mooney outside  the Central Criminal Court in 2008.Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A man who forced a woman to have sex with him over three years by threatening her with punishment from the IRA if she refused has launched a High Cour(...)

 Graham Dwyer’s defence team applied to court for additional resources. Mr  Dwyer is charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Central Criminal Court has heard there is six months of CCTV footage in the case of murder accused Graham Dwyer. Mr Dwyer, a south Dublin architec(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney said Lounes Ouachek’s assault on his wife was  “callous and brutal in nature”.

A 44-year-old Algerian man who attempted to murder his wife by bludgeoning her in the head with a kettle bell has been sentenced to 15 years in prison(...)