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(...)

On foot of an application by the DPP, the Court of Appeal found the appropriate sentence for Simon Gentles was 10 years imprisonment

A burglar who pointed a loaded shotgun at the head of a 15-year-old boy and threatened to shoot his mother after bursting into their home has had his (...)

An apprentice carpenter was stabbed to death in a row over a woman, an inquest has heard.Maurice Martin’s killer stabbed him 14 times in a frenzied a(...)

Ibrahim Moradi outisde Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

Two men have been given community service for their role in abducting a recovering addict, driving him around the Dublin mountains and threatening him(...)

David Mulvey, Gerard Hogg, and Dean Thomas were charged with committing burglary and violent disorder at a house in  Finglas on August 25th, 2013.

Three men have been acquitted of breaking into a house and demanding money with menace after a judge ruled identification evidence was inadmissible. B(...)

On foot of an application by the DPP, the Court of Appeal found the appropriate sentence for Simon Gentles was 10 years imprisonment

Three cyclists came to the assistance of an elderly couple during what a judge has described as an “abhorrent and violent” car jacking. Christopher Pr(...)

James Cahill  of Coolock pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to theft of €49,204

A former apprentice butcher who stole more than €49,000 from his employer during a “drug-induced paranoia” in the early hours of Christmas Eve last ye(...)