David Mahon, of Ongar Village, Clonsilla who has pleaded not guilty  to the  murder of   Dean Fitzpatrick on May 26th, 2013 at Northern Cross on Dublin’s Malahide Road. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A 46-year-old Dublin man has gone on trial, charged with murdering his stepson by ‘gutting’ him, after the deceased had interfered with his bicycle to(...)

A jury  has acquitted an 83-year-old man of raping a US teenager in Limerick in 2010. File photograph: Getty Images

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has acquitted an 83-year-old man of raping a US teenager after he testified the sex was consensual. The man, who(...)

DNA fingerprint: DNA analysis is relatively cheap, easy to explain to a jury and, thanks to TV shows like CSI, viewed as nearly above question in its reliability

One of the earliest advocates of forensic science in Ireland, Supt George Lawlor, had a story he liked to tell. In 1907, the Dublin administration dec(...)

The trial of two men charged with the rape of a homeless woman in a hotel room has collapsed due to a legal issue. A 27-year-old Dublin man, is allege(...)

Seán FitzPatrick arrives at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin for an earlier hearing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Legal argument is continuing at the Circuit Criminal Court in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick. The jury, which has not (...)

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick is continuing before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins  Courts.

The jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick will not now begin hearing evidence before next Tuesday at the earliest. Le(...)

The jury in the trial of Mark Nash for the murder of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callanan in 1997 has resumed deliberations at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women 18 years ago will continue its deliberations on Monday. Five women and six men are delib(...)

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the case of Richard Higgins (45) who was given a mandatory life sentence after having been found guilty of  murdering his neighbour outside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the case of a man jailed for life for murdering his neighbour outside his home.Richard Higgins (45), of N(...)

Architect Graham Dwyer, of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, Co Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The judge in the trial of Graham Dwyer for the alleged murder of Elaine O’Hara has told the jury if they are not satisfied that phones alleged to have(...)

A Cork man (34) has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to  the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in the city. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 34-year-old Cork man has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Cork city last(...)