John English leaving the Court of Appeal, where he successfully appealed against the activation of an entire five-year suspended period. Photograph:  Court Collins.

A rapist described as a “serious threat to the women of Cork” has been released from prison following a successful appeal against the activation of hi(...)

David Brannock: aggravating factors far outweighed any mitigating factors, said judge. Photograph: Collins

A 24-year-old Dublin man has been jailed for 12 years for killing a father of three with an ornamental knife, after getting into a row with his daught(...)

Mr Justice Séan Ryan said the previous sentence of two years imposed on Gerard Brett had insufficiently appreciated his health issues. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 68-year-old man who was over the alcohol limit when he knocked down and killed a man has had the remainder of his sentence suspended on appeal.Gerar(...)

Garda Cliona Mulligan agreed with John Aylmer SC, defending, that his client was “absolutely” a fit and competent driver. She accepted that had there been an improvement in the road signs, Rachel Breen might have seen them

A Dublin-based occupational therapist who left a toddler with permanent facial scars after she drove dangerously through a busy junction has been give(...)

Fr Tadhg O’Dalaigh was sentenced for the  sexual and indecent assault of two boys aged 14 and 16 at Coláiste An Chroí Naofa, Carrignavar, Co Cork

A retired priest has been jailed for three years for sexually and indecently assaulting two teenage boys while teaching at a Cork boarding school.Fr T(...)

The Special Criminal Court has set a date for the trial of three men charged with possession of explosive devices including an adapted beer keg.

The Special Criminal Court has set a date for the trial of three men charged with possession of explosive devices including an adapted beer keg.The me(...)

Lee McDonnell escaped on the way back to Portlaoise Prison on Wednesday. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Gardaí are searching for a violent prisoner who escaped when prison staff bringing him from a hospital appointment stopped to buy him chips.Lee McDonn(...)

The Court of Appeal has doubled the “very seriously inadequate” six-year sentence imposed on a man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another (...)

Mark Allen has been jailed for nine years for falsely imprisoning Ciarán Noonan.

A Dublin man has been jailed for nine years for falsely imprisoning a father-of-one whose naked body was discovered in a field two weeks after his vio(...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed  the man’s suspended sentence on grounds that it was unduly lenient. Photograph: Collins

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl, having been in a prior relationship with her mother, has had a three-year suspended sentence upheld by the(...)