Up to 13 houses in the towns of Mullingar, Athlone and Moate were targeted by teams of gardaí.

Seven people are being questioned by gardaí after homes across the midlands were searched as part of a crackdown on feuding Traveller gangs.A large nu(...)

A drunken John Joe Nevin challenged a garda in a melee outside a pub by asking “do you know who I am?”, a court has heard.When the 25-year-old Olympic(...)

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier th(...)

Kilkenny  manager Brian Cody speaks to Tommy Walsh before introducing him  as a second-half substitute during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How often have we heard the phrase “proud hurling county” used to elicit some semblance of hope for a team that are, to put it mildly, struggling in t(...)

Lesek Scychulec, charged with assault causing harm to Patryck Krupa, leaving Athlone Courthouse yesterday. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A man has appeared in court charged with the false imprisonment and assault of another man whose body was later taken from the river Shannon. Leszek S(...)

A 30-year-old man (not pictured) is driven away from Longford Court House last September having been charged with the  rape of two young girls
, last saturday
   in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man facing charges of repeatedly raping two young girls in Athlone last September is to be sentenced at the Central Criminal Court. The (...)

John Joe Nevin, an Olympic boxing silver medal winner, has been given the benefit of the Probation Act after pleading guilty to public order offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympian John Joe Nevin has been given the benefit of the Probation Act for public order offences after he agreed to give a boxing masterclass to youn(...)

Justice in the balance: Judge Hughes 
I 
said he wanted to know “how much respect the District Court gets”.  Photograph: Reuters

A judge has asked the governor of Dóchas women’s prison to explain the policy of temporary release that resulted in a serial thief serving just three (...)

Judge Séamus Hughes:  “It’s like living in a lottery system.”

The lack of interest in the case of a young offender missing for five weeks from a HSE care facility was compared yesterday by a District Court judge (...)

The scene outside Longford Court House yesterday morning as a 30-year-old man is driven away having been charged with rape. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A 30-year-old man charged with the rape of two young girls who were attending a children’s birthday party in Athlone at the weekend was remanded in cu(...)