Mark Nash  has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former girlfriend of a man on trial for a 1997 double murder has said the accused started to take showers more often after March 1997.Mark Nash (42)(...)

The changes represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s most significant change to the force. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Almost half of all Garda superintendents and chief superintendents have been assigned to new posts by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.The extent (...)

During his date with Leoney Dunphy, Wesley Brennan began shouting at her about her driving skills and eventually told her to get out of the car and let him park. He then drove off with  the car. File photograph: Getty Images

A man who stole a woman’s car during their purported first date has been jailed for 18 months.Wesley Brennan (28) met the victim on the Plenty of Fish(...)

A forensic scientist has told the murder trial of Graham Dwyer that semen matching that of the accused was found on three parts of Elaine O’Hara’s mattress

A forensic scientist has told the murder trial of Graham Dwyer that semen matching that of the accused was found on three parts of Elaine O’Hara’s mat(...)

A Dublin youth, who laughed after he stabbed a young man with a flick-knife and left him for dead, has walked free from court on a technicality

A Dublin youth, who laughed after he stabbed a young man with a flick-knife and left him for dead, has walked free from court on a technicality.The bo(...)

Dean Lyons, now deceased, was the first person who made an independent admission to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997

A jury has heard how a man who was first charged with the double murder of two women, but later had the charge withdrawn, first became a person of int(...)

Patrick Walsh leaving Dublin District Court, after he entered a guilty plea to multiple counts. Photograph: Court Collins

A former Canada Life agent from Limerick has admitted theft of approximately €270,000 from the company.Patrick Walsh, 33, from Camass North, Bruff, Co(...)

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed(...)

A burglar who stole a safe containing €190,000 worth of jewellery which he sold “as scrap” for €500 worth of heroin has been jailed for four years

A burglar who stole a safe containing €190,000 worth of jewellery which he sold “as scrap” for €500 worth of heroin has been jailed for four years.Ger(...)

Det Catherine McGowan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph: Court Collins.

An officer of the Director of Public Prosecutions has told the trial of a Garda detective charged with forging a Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP(...)