Reporting results: The Courts Service has said the internationally accepted method for measuring conviction rates is to base the figures only on cases that proceed to full hearing before the courts – this results in a conviction rate of 86 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

In October of last year, The Irish Times reported that between January 2013 and May 2015, more than 20,000 people were due to appear before District C(...)

Judge Rosemary Horgan, President of the District Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The president of the District Court has criticised the media for what she termed inaccurate and unbalanced reporting of statistics relating to road tr(...)

Assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney is prosecuting a firm of private investigators and its two directors for allegedly obtaining personal information about individuals illegally, and with ‘connivance’ in those offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two private investigators have appeared in court charged with allegedly ‘blagging’ personal information on a number of individuals from both the De(...)

A spectator was yesterday returned for trial concerning an alleged on-pitch assault that resulted in a Gaelic footballer losing three teeth and being(...)

A man who drew down Irish disability benefits for almost two years while in Malaysia has been prosecuted in court after coming back to Dublin. (...)