Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

Alan Mahon is among the seven judges who will fill key vacancies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the cabinet moved to fill seven key judicial vacancies. (...)

A mother who sexually exploited her young daughter has been handed a 14-year sentence. The west of Ireland woman (47), who cannot be named to prote(...)

Longford Court House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A mother was today given a 14-year sentence for the sexual exploitation of her five-year old daughter. The 47-year-old west of Ireland woman had also (...)

Jockey Eddie O’Connell: has already been banned for four years for his part in the Yachvili incident.

The Turf Club has described as “hugely important” the role of the Betfair betting exchange in three individuals yesterday being disqualified from rac(...)

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(...)