Representatives of some of the 15 candidates who took part in the election for seven seats on Kerry County Council were present in court, including former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely, whose Supreme Court challenge led to a fresh count of the 15,000 votes. Photograph: Collins.

A judge has cleared the way for a full recount of ballots from the 2014 local election in the Listowel muncipal district in Co Kerry after ruling that(...)

Thomas Ryan (61) suffered brain injuries and died 18 months after the attack.

A man has been jailed for eight years for a “savage and vicious” assault on a man who suffered serious brain injuries and died 18 months later. Patri(...)

A Limerick man who was extradited from Bulgaria more than five years ago has pleaded guilty to threatening and intimidating a key State witness in a c(...)

A garda accused of theft of over €3,000 in overtime allowances, for duties it was claimed he did perform, has been found not guilty by direction of a (...)

The trial of a member of An Garda Síochána charged with five counts of theft has heard he allegedly made false claims for work allowances he was not e(...)

“It is your children’s future that is at stake and a lack of education will cost them in life,” Judge Tom O’Donnell told a woman who failed to send some of her children to school. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A Limerick mother has avoided jail after successfully appealing a prison sentence for failing to send three of her nine children to school. The appea(...)

A 55-year-old man found laundering €1.5 million worth of cash in bogland in Co Limerick has received a four-year prison sentence, with the final year suspended.

A 55-year-old man found laundering €1.5 million worth of cash in bogland in Co Limerick has received a four-year prison sentence, with the final year (...)

The court heard that a tumbler drier was turned on and a large quantity of cash inside was “being dried at the time”. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost €1.5 million worth of cash found in bogland was “literally” being laundered, quipped a judge at Limerick Circuit Court. The haul, described in (...)

Michael Sheehan (27) has been jailed for eight years following a hit-and-run incident in which an elderly pensioner lost his leg. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A “full-time professional criminal” who was involved in a hit-and-run incident in which an elderly pensioner lost his leg has been jailed for eight ye(...)

Mr Murphy’s  home remained sealed off on Monday as Garda technical experts continued with a forensic examination which is expected to last a number of days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times  Gardaí are preparing to excavate the garden of a house in south Dublin where a woman has alleged two children she gave birth to were murdered and buried.

A 21-year old man subjected two circus workers to a horrific ordeal at knifepoint days after he was released from prison, a court has heard. John Shee(...)