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(...)

Dr Kevin Mulcahy of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork outside Cork  Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a Cork doctor charged with sexually assaulting a teenage patient at his surgery almost 20 years ag(...)

A prison officer has been jailed for 18-months after he breached a barring order by calling to his wife’s house before threatening to kill her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 40-year-old prison officer has been jailed for 18-months after he breached a barring order and called to his wife’s house equipped with latex gloves(...)

 HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, which held an account belonging to Tralee businessman John Cashell. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

A Co Kerry businessman who was prosecuted by the Revenue Commissioners last year was assured by HSBC Private Banking in Switzerland in 2005 that infor(...)

A homeless man from Dublin who ‘snapped’ and fatally injured his friend after they went drinking for the day in Cork and missed their train home, has been jailed by a Cork court for five years. Photograph: Alan Betson

A homeless man from Dublin who ‘snapped’ and fatally injured his friend after they went drinking for the day in Cork and missed their train home, has (...)

The pig producer  pleaded guilty to failing to prevent his herd from engaging in cannibalism.

A pig producer has pleaded guilty to animal welfare offences including causing suffering to his pigs by failing to treat or euthanise them after they (...)

The Greaney family:  Michael and Valerie with their daughters Michelle and Sarah

Michael Greaney (53) was deeply troubled about financial matters and was concerned that he would not be able to provide for his family after borrowin(...)

The family home at O’Neill Place in Cobh yesterday. Michael Greaney returned to live there in October. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A man who stabbed his wife to death and seriously injured his daughter before taking his own life was assessed as posing no risk to his family by a (...)