David Byrne: list of convictions was minimal but he was regarded as a significant gangland figure by gardaí. Photograph: Paddy Cummins

The man murdered by a six-strong gang during a shooting attack at a packed boxing event in north Dublin’s Regency Hotel had escaped serious convictio(...)

Brian Meehan (47), from Crumlin, is serving a life sentence having being convicted by the Special Criminal Court in  1999 of the murder of Veronica  Guerin in June 1996. He was also jailed on drugs and firearms charges. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for murdering journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage(...)

Brian Meehan: has applied to quash his 1999 murder conviction on the basis of alleged new or newly discovered facts.  File Photograph:  Collins

A man jailed for life for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin has moved to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice. Brian Meehan (4(...)

Brian Meehan  of Stanaway Road in Kimmage, Dublin 12  who is seeking to  quash his 1999 conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin on the basis of new evidence. Photograph: Collins

A man jailed for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin will seek to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice in November. Brian Meehan(...)

Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Security cannot come with privacy as its price. Nor can absolute privacy be promised, at the sacrifice of security. The balancing point is proportionality.

In a current appeal of a high-profile murder conviction, lawyers are arguing that evidence based on the accessing of old phone records should theor(...)

Brian Meehan: appealing against his conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin in June 1996. File Photograph:  Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Lawyers for the State have been told to prepare a “substantive response” in the lead up to Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of(...)

Jimmy Guerin, brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin.   South Dublin County Council has agreed to respect the wishes of Veronica Guerin’s family and scrapped proposals to name the new Newlands Cross flyover in her honour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of South Dublin County Council’s transport committee have agreed to respect the wishes of Veronica Guerin’s family over the proposed naming(...)

Crime reporter Veronica Guerin was shot dead at traffic lights on the old Naas Road in 1996. Photograph: PA

The family of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin has asked that South Dublin County Council withdraw its proposal to name the new N7 flyover after he(...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A detective garda has told the High Court he did not recall any “dramatic leads” came from statements made by a French tv producer concerning details (...)