Above, Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim. ‘Halawa has been receiving important consular support from the Irish Embassy in Cairo. But it is not enough.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Today an Irish teenager lies abandoned to his fate in a Cairo prison, cut off from the world. Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 near Cairo’s (...)

The man is accused of abusing the victims between 2007 and 2011 at locations in Dublin and Donegal. Photograph: Frank Miller

The trial of a man charged with 50 counts of sexual abuse against two young girls will now take place in June next year at Dublin Circuit Criminal Cou(...)

Melanie McCarthy McNamara

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that the detention of convicted murderer Daniel McDonnell in solitary confinement for a year (...)

A mother who beat her nine year old son with a tree branch and poured salt over his wounds after he soiled his underwear has been given a two-year sus(...)

Patrick Moran was addicted to buying technical equipment at the time. Photograph: iStockphoto

A financial controller who stole over €283,740 from his employer, Deutsche Bank through unauthorised use of his company credit card has been jailed fo(...)

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said  it was a serious and worrying offence. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

A man with a history of impulsive behaviour has been jailed for two years after he admitted shooting a customer in a north Cork pub because he thought(...)

 Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last year. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lawyers for former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick want to adjourn his upcoming trial because of recent publicity surrounding the trial of (...)

A Dublin man was paid €30 to make hoax bomb calls which shut down a motorway, disrupted air traffic control and prevented 4,000 Intel staff from going(...)

An Army remote controlled bomb disposal robot. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A Louth man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the possession of explosives last year. David Gallagher (38) was arrested along with h(...)

Christopher Wiggins

A British citizen who was found on a boat carrying more than €400 million worth of cocaine off the Irish coast has lost an appeal against conviction. (...)