A solicitor who took out a fraudulent mortgage after his father’s law firm got into trouble with the Law Society has avoided a prison sentence. File photograph: Mostafa Fawzy/Getty Images

A solicitor who took out a fraudulent mortgage after his father’s law firm got into trouble with the Law Society has avoided a prison sentence. Decla(...)

Dylan Murphy (20), of Marrowbone Lane, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Jonathan Cooley causing him harm at Dame Court (above) on May 24th, 2015. File photograph: Google Street View

A “feral youth” who glassed an innocent passerby in the face when he “overreacted” to seeing an altercation involving his sister has received a partia(...)

A clerical officer who was paid €12,500 to process five passports for foreign nationals who were not entitled to them will be sentenced next month. Barry Kindregan (36) also organised passports for two other people but never received the agreed payment for them.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

A clerical officer who was paid €12,500 to process five passports for foreign nationals who were not entitled to them will be sentenced next month. B(...)

Judge Martin  Nolan: noted his “history of some tragedy” and his young age but said that a custodial sentence was warranted. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man who saw his six-year-old sister die in a caravan fire has been jailed for a year for a city centre attack on two men. Wayne Connors’ defence cou(...)

The High Court has granted bail to a Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack.

A Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996 has been granted bail at the Hig(...)

Graham Dwyer was jailed for life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

The lawyer who helped put murderer Graham Dwyer behind bars for life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara received over €100,000 for his work on the case.F(...)

The US authorities claim the Silk Road website, shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2013, was an underground website that hosted a “sprawling black market bazaar” on the internet, where items including drugs, firearms and counterfeit money were bought and sold.

An applicaton for the extradition of a Co Wicklow man to face trial in the United States on conspiracy charges arising from his alleged links to a nar(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said the court was unsure whether it was in a position to assign a particular judge to hear the case at the moment. Photograph: Reuters

A different judge will hear the extradition case of a man wanted for trial in the United States over his alleged links to the underground website Silk(...)

A Dublin mother-of-two who stole more than €8,000 from her employer to pay the bills has been sentenced to three years in prison, with the final two y(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring who said violent  attacks can cause upset to people or pets who witness them.

Two men took part in an unprovoked assault on a dog owner who asked them not to feed a hamburger to his pet, a court has heard. Stephen Brown (20) and(...)