Judge Martin Nolan said Patrick Murphy had been a very hard-working man and a good family man who had hitherto led a blameless life, and that he was sorry to have to do this to him. Photograph: Frank Miller

A retired publican and farmer who failed to file a six-figure VAT return after he sold four apartments in Co Meath has been sentenced to 10 months in (...)

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years.Vincent McNally (32) was due to be sentenced by(...)

Jurors in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have been told that legal arguments are still ongoing. Photograph: Courts Collins

Jurors in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have been told that legal arguments are still ongoing and that they must retu(...)

Marius Gaizutis (52) of Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co Louth was charged with murdering Audrius Butkus (44).

A father-of-five has been handed down a life sentence at the Central Criminal Court for the axe murder of a Lithuanian national whose body was found o(...)

Kevin Braney (40), of Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght was among seven men brought before a special sitting of the non-jury court two years ago charged with membership of an unlawful organisation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A Dublin man charged with membership of the IRA has been granted temporary bail by the Special Criminal Court. Kevin Braney (40), of Glenshane Crescen(...)

 Lillian Maguire and Raymond Maguire speaking to media outside Dublin Circuit Court  after Eric Wansboro (27) received a eight-and-a-half year jail sentence for dangerous driving, causing the death of their daughter Sinead. Photograph: Court Collins.

A man who was banned from the road after his dangerous driving caused the death of a back seat passenger and injured another passenger has received a(...)

Paula Reid (51), of Marian Park, Drogheda, Co Louth, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 12 counts of theft on dates between June 2010 and September 2012 totalling €4,790.97 from Hugh Burrows & Sons Ltd, based on Clonard Street in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

A Louth mother-of-two who stole nearly €5,000 from her former employers over a two-and-a-half-year period has avoided jail. Paula Reid “double-dipped”(...)

Gareth Colley, of Convent Lawns, Ballyfermot, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of arson and attempting to unlawfully take a car on March 23rd, 2014.

A father-of-one who set fire to two cars after he failed to steal them has been sentenced to three years with the final 15 months suspended.Gareth Col(...)

A man jailed for life for the murder of a Brazilian national whose body was discovered in a boghole outside Listowel, Co Kerry, three years ago faces a retrial following a successful appeal against conviction. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man jailed for life for the murder of a Brazilian national whose body was discovered in a boghole outside Listowel, Co Kerry, three years ago faces (...)

Sean MacGiolla Deacair (56), of Carig Cuirte, Teach Sagard, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing child pornography at his former Temple Manor Close home in Dublin 12 on May 28th, 2011. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former businessman who shared thousands of images of child pornography with up to 20 online contacts has been jailed for two years.Sean MacGiolla De(...)