Judge Tony Hunt said it was “striking” that Monaghan could not offer any reason for the “disgusting” items he had posted.

A man who destroyed an ex-girlfriend’s life by posting vile sexual messages on a website seven years after she ended their brief relationship, has (...)

Judge Tony Hunt commented that sentencing in the matter was not a straightforward process. Photograph: Reuters

A judge has called for the reform of drugs legislation which has seen so-called drug mules charged with more (...)

Lydia Branley, Largydonnell, Kinlough, Co Leitrim, leaving court yesterday after she settled her High Court action for €10  million. Photograph: Collins

A young woman has secured €10 million in settlement of her action over catastrophic injuries suffered when the car in which she was a front-sea(...)

Séamus Kilroy being led away from Roscommon Circuit Criminal Court to begin his three-year sentence yesterday. Photograph: David Walsh

A GAA coach who sexually abused a star juvenile player was jailed for three years yesterday.Séamus Kilroy (57), who also played inter-county hurling f(...)

Judge Tony Hunt told defence barrister John Shortt that he could take it that he would be imposing a custodial sentence

A former GAA coach and mentor was remanded in custody last night for sexually abusing one of his underage players.Séamus Kilroy (57) had been found gu(...)

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a Post Office manager accused of perverting the course of justice in a drunk driving investigation. Photograph: Getty Images.

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a Post Office manager accused of perverting the course of justice in a drunk driving investigation(...)

File picture of a petrol bomb being thrown. A man who took part in a violent raid on a house in Longford during which an 11-year-old girl was set alight with a petrol bomb has been jailed. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

A man who took part in a violent raid on a house in Longford during which an 11-year-old girl was set alight with a petrol bomb has been jailed. Micha(...)

Cathal Donnelly outside Roscommon District Court. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A 42-year-old father of four was jailed for nine years today for grooming a 14-year-old girl for sex. Cathal Donnelly with addresses at C(...)

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