Judge Sean Ó Donnabhain said Martin Doyle had shown “mindless reckless disregard” for the wellbeing of his 84-year-old  neighbour when he broke into his house on Blarney Street in Cork and set it alight on October 15th, 2014.  File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Drug addiction does not excuse setting fire to an 84-year-old man’s house and destroying it, a judge said as he jailed a man aged 24 for a total of ei(...)

Michael Murphy (33) was sentenced to two years in jail and his co-accused, Garrett Hill (34) was sentenced to 12 months in jail for the two separate assaults on the same night in February 2014. File photograph: Collins Courts

One man has been jailed for two years and a co-accused for one year for assaulting a woman and her mother during a night out in a Cork pub over a year(...)

The Soho bar in Cork city where two women were assaulted in February 2014.

Two men are due for sentence on Friday after they were found guilty by a jury of assaulting a woman and her mother outside a Cork city pub over a y(...)

Father Francis Kelleher, who has been jailed for four years for hiring the Continuity IRA to issue death threats, pictured at Cork Circuit court. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A priest has been jailed for four years for hiring the Continuity IRA to issue death threats and intimidate his nephew into dropping a legal action th(...)

The State had alleged Hugh Mockler, being the director of HM Yachts Ltd, did consent and connive with the company to knowingly or wilfully declare an incorrect VAT sum to the Revenue Commissioners. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The director of a yacht company has been given a two-year suspended sentence after he pleaded to Revenue offences where he underdeclared almost €380,0(...)

 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man drove for almost a kilometre with his girlfriend hanging on to the bonnet of her car after he stormed out of a pub in Co Cork, a court has heard(...)

Evelyn Joel’s grave at St Mary’s cemetry in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Lawyers for a woman found guilty of unlawfully killing her mother by neglect have claimed that one of three judges assigned to hear her appeal may be (...)

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man has been jailed for 10 years and two others for eight years each for attempting to smuggle almost €300 million of cocaine into the UK.Yacht skip(...)

Garda Brendan Cahill told the court that investigators believed there was no excessive speed involved, but that the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A teenager has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of an eight-year-old girl (...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn has been jailed for three years for to soliciting to murder three people. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been jailed for three years for soliciting someone to kill a garda, a Revenue official and an accountant whom h(...)