Registered Sex Offender, Sean Johnson, from Derbyshire, was renting rooms in Cork and Galway to hold bogus video auditions for children, some as young as seven. Photograph: Andrew Downe

A convicted British paedophile was running talent competitions for children as young as seven in Galway and Cork for over a year before being tracked (...)

When asked by Judge Mary Fahy where the money had gone, Noel Murray pointed to the crook of his left arm and said, “I put it in me veins judge, in me veins.”

A heroin user from Dublin used his free travel pass to make his way to Inis Mór here he robbed the parochial house while the priest was saying Sunday(...)

Two teenagers aged 18 and 16 were questioned at Mill Street Garda Station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two teenagers were due to appear at Galway District Court this morning over a stabbing at the weekend. The two were arrested in Galway city. Gardaí­ i(...)

Declan Ó Cualain (Folan) appeared at a special sitting of Galway District Court tonight charged  with the murder of his brother Adrian. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A man tonight apologised to his family after admitting murdering his brother.Declan Ó Cualain (Folan) appeared at a special sitting of Galway District(...)

Eyre Square, in Galway: Patrons at Sally Long’s pub in Abbeygate Street found the thief in a bus in the square. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Pub patrons showed their civic spirit when they came to the aid of a distraught German tourist who had had her belongings stolen. Patrons at Sally Lo(...)

Judge told truant’s parents: “He is doing much better. The better he does, the more it improves the situation going forward”

A 15-year-old boy is now attending school regularly ever since a judge warned him last month that he would keep jailing his parents until he we(...)

A woman has been jailed for five months for pulling a waitress’s hair in an unprovoked attack outside a Galway city restaurant. Gemma Ri(...)

Cormac Handy from Clara, Co Offaly, pictured in 2001 at the National Lottery where he collected his winnings £3,320,243. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A £3.3 million (€4.2 million) lottery winner, who acted as a guarantor for an unpaid loan with Ulster Bank, claimed he could only afford to re(...)