Since January of this year, EU regulations have made it illegal to discharge or return pelagic fish such as herring, mackerel or horse mackerel to the sea after they are caught.

The skipper of a Dutch factory ship has received one of the largest ever penalties for breach of fishing regulations in Irish waters when he had his c(...)

A former Christian Brother and teacher has been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys in a Cork school in the 1970s and 1980s.

A former Christian Brother and teacher has been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys in a Cork school in the 1(...)

A heroin addict who attacked an American student with a machete and factured her skull faces a five year jail term. Brian Veale (30) pleaded guilty to(...)

Garda Sgt Dave Haughney who was assaulted when he and a colleague made a routine traffic stop in Cork in 2014. Photograph: Provision

A Garda sergeant feared he was going to die after he was hit in the face by a rock thrown during a fracas in Co Cork, a court has heard. Sgt David Hau(...)

A child sex abuse victim has told Cork Circuit Criminal Court  that he felt he was being assaulted all over again due to a statement by his abuser. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An victim of child sex abuse has said that he felt he was being abused all over again when his abuser told gardaí that he could not remember sexually (...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

 Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure is due to go for auction later this year and could fetch up to €100,000, accordin(...)

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(...)