Jooda Akanbi at Dublin Central Ciminal Court. Mr Akanbi told gardaí: “I used my hand to hit the baseball bat and the baseball bat he was holding hit him in the head.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man on trial charged with murdering another man with a baseball bat told gardai that the alleged victim’s head injury was caused by the baseball bat(...)

Judge said attack had left victim with an incredibly serious injury which will preclude him from playing sport, reduce his confidence and interrupt his life. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A teenager has been jailed for two years for a racist assault on a law student that caused him to lose sight in one eye. Aaron Shattock (19) of Kingsw(...)

Sean FitzPatrick: he is charged with failing to disclose the true value of loans given to him, or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society from 2002 to 2007 while he was an officer of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: David Sleator

Evidence in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick, who allegedly failed to disclose the true value of multi-million euro loan(...)

One man paid Aaron Weinrib (37) of Cambridge Villas, Rathmines, €3,200 for four nights for four people in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Photograph: Getty Images.

A man who stole over €27,000 from friends and acquaintances by selling them bogus package holidays has been given more time to pay back his victims.Aa(...)

A man who was freed in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement from a 20-year prison sentence for explosives and firearms offences was held by a judge on Friday to be a suitable person to hold a licence to drive a taxi

A man who was freed in 1998 under the Good Friday Agreement from a 20-year prison sentence for explosives and firearms offences was held by a judge on(...)

Mark Nash, who is accused of murdering two women in Grangegorman in 1997. File photograph: Collins Courts.

A jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women 18 years ago spent nearly 40 minutes deliberating on Thursday afternoon at the Central Cri(...)

Gail O’Rorke has pleaded not guilty to aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the suicide of Bernadette Ford.

A woman has gone on trial accused of assisting someone in taking their own life by helping them obtain and take a toxic substance.Gail O’Rorke (43) of(...)

The difficulty is that after you die nobody can get into your social media accounts unless they have your password. And if they do log in, for most of these, they’re actually in breach of the terms of service

In 2005, a motorcycle accident took the life of 22-year-old Nebraskan Loren Williams. In an effort to find out more about her son’s life, Karen Wil(...)

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley in the High Court ruled that the mechanism in Ireland to determine if a suspect was a victim of trafficking was inadequate to meet obligations under an EU directive.

A High Court judge has said Ireland has failed to adequately comply with its obligations under EU law towards victims of human trafficking. An EU dir(...)

Judge Sarah Berkeley ordered a prison report and a psychological assessment for Michael O’Brien and adjourned sentence until June 6th. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A convicted paedophile will be sentenced later for sexually assaulting a one-year-old baby who had been left in his care while her parents went out(...)