So-called presumptive tests “basically” confirm a substance is a controlled drug. Photograph: Eric Luke

Drug tests required by the courts are wasting significant resources in the Forensic Laboratory because defendants later plead guilty, a senior scient(...)

The DPP opposed the proceedings and argued the man suffered no unfairness in being tried for a fourth time. Photograph: Getty Images

A man can be tried for the fourth time on multiple charges of rape and sexual assault, a judge has ruled. The man, who cannot be identified for legal (...)

An examiner is not required to provide commercially sensitive information to bona fide potential investor. In re Ladbrokes (Irl) Ltd IEHC 381 (High C(...)

The offences are alleged to have occurred from 2003 until 2012 at Bank of Ireland’s Malahide, Dublin Airport and Talbot Street branches. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A former Bank of Ireland employee is facing trial accused of stealing €144,000 from branches in Dublin over a nine-year period. Alice Warnock (54), fr(...)

The State alleges Margaret  McCarthy Creedon, of Sally Gardens, Millstreet Road, Macroom committed 48 theft and larceny offences between 2000 and 2013 while employed by Macroom Haulage.

A 48-year-old woman has been remanded on bail after she was charged with the theft of over €200,000 while working as a clerk for a leading Irish haula(...)

Bernard Daly was found guilty of giving false information to the Revenue Commissioners in November 2003. Photograph: Collins

An application for bail pending appeal by one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials jailed last July, has been rejected by the Court of Appeal. B(...)

Sean Quinn and his wife, Patricia, who, with her five adult children, is challenging  liability for  €2.34 billion in loans made by Anglo to various Quinn companies. They claim the loans  were for the unlawful purpose of propping up the bank’s share price. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has asked a judge to direct that the Quinn family’s action aimed at avoiding liability for €2.34 bill(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will seek approval for the  Bill, which was initially published by former minister for justice Alan Shatter, in 2012. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Holders of public office could face up to 10 years in prison and removal from office if convicted of corruption under new laws planned by the Ministe(...)

Evelyn Joel’s  daughter Eleanor and the latter’s partner Jonathan Costen (both above), with last addresses at Cluain Dara, Enniscorthy,  were found guilty  of unlawfully killing the  59-year-old multiple sclerosis sufferer by neglect at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court and were given a two-year suspended sentence  in March 2013. File photograph: Mary Browne

A couple found guilty of unlawfully killing a 59-year-old multiple sclerosis sufferer by neglect have moved to appeal their convictions. Evelyn Joel’s(...)

Charges against  Eric Eoin Marques relate to images on more than 100 “anonymous websites” described as being extremely violent, graphic and depicting the rape and torture of prepubescent children.

A hearing in the extradition case of an Irish man claimed by the FBI to be the “largest facilitator of child porn in the world” is set to resume next (...)