In his High Court proceedings against the Minister for Justice, Irish Prison Service and governor of Wheatfield Prison (above), Darren Doody argued he was entitled to one third, rather than the normal one quarter, remission of sentence. File photograph: Collins

A jailed robber has lost his High Court challenge to the Minister for Justice’s refusal of his request for enhanced remission of his four-year sentenc(...)

Stephen Cahoon (42), with a last address at Harvey Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, had admitted strangling mother-of-four Jean Teresa Quigley (30), who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time, on July 26th, 2008, but denied it was murder. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man jailed for life for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.Stephen Cahoon (42), with a l(...)

Called to the bar in 1966 and to the inner bar in 1980, Mr Justice Carney   is the presiding judge of the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s most senior criminal law judge Mr Justice Paul Carney will retire from the bench next month following almost a quarter of a century in the (...)

 Garda Catherine McGowan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on March 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

The supervisor of a garda accused of forging a letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions has denied he told her if she “admitted wrongdoing” she(...)

Retired Garda Sergeant Peter Carr leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded €50,000 damages following a High Court Garda Compensation judgment. Photograph: Courts Collins

A retired Garda sergeant, who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after having been involved in the Gort, Co Galway, 21-hour siege eight years ago(...)

Joe O’Reilly was convicted in July 2007 by a jury and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife at their home in the Naul, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on whether Joe O’Reilly can apply to have his conviction for murdering his wife declared a miscarriage of ju(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham adresses the court as for the first time the Supreme Court sat outside of Dublin. Photograph: Provision

Judicial history was made today when the Supreme Court sat outside Dublin for the first time in its 85-year history.Chief Justice Susan Denham also an(...)

Darci Day gave evidence to the court via live television link from Maine in the US and said Graham  Dwyer told her he cut Elaine O’Hara in the stomach.

Graham Dwyer told a US woman over the internet he had cut Elaine O’Hara during sex and that he had a fantasy about killing her, the Central Criminal C(...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Kildare man who blamed his girlfriend for causing a car crash that killed her and another woman has been jailed for seven years and disqualified fro(...)

The victim  met a social worker who told her that a Garda would not do the things Idress was doing. As a result she contacted gardaí and they arrested him

A man has been sentenced to two years for impersonating a member of the Garda and demanding money from a woman working as an escort. Bilal Idrees (24)(...)