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(...)

Graham Dwyer has remained in custody since he was arrested  on October 17th, 2013.

From the moment Graham Dwyer was arrested, on October 17th, 2013, he remained in custody, spending 15 months in Cloverhill Prison before his trial beg(...)

David O’Loughlin is charged with killing Liam Manley by putting him into a rubbish chute at a Cork apartment block in May 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a 59-year-old homeless today told a court that he never intended for the man to die when he put him in a refuse chute in hi(...)

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cork, a murder trial has been told

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cor(...)

A Cork man (34) has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to  the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in the city. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 34-year-old Cork man has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Cork city last(...)

Judge James O’Donohoe said “this is a sad case characteristic of relationship breakdowns which too often result in a violent episode like this”

A man has avoided a jail term for assaulting and robbing his ex-girlfriend in Co Kildare last year.The victim, who cannot be named to protect her chil(...)