A man who drove at speed while a Garda was clinging onto the open window of his car has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man who drove at speed while a Garda was clinging onto the open window of his car has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Tommy Cor(...)

A garda has told a court he feared for his life as he was dragged along a road while hanging onto a car being driven by a drugs suspect. Sergeant Joh(...)

A Department of Social Welfare official has been found not guilty of coercion at Sligo Circuit Court. The complainant in the case Martha Rooney had alleged that the defendant had asked her for her oral sex in return for not being prosecuted for fraud. Photograph: James Connolly

A 48-year-old Department of Social Protection official has been found not guilty of coercion at Sligo Circuit Court. Judge Keenan Johnson directed t(...)

Andrew Gilmartin (46) ‘absolutely and totally refutes’ an allegation that he asked a woman for oral sex in return for her avoiding prosecution for fraud, Sligo Circuit Court heard on Friday. Photograph: James Connolly

A Department of Social Protection official “absolutely and totally” rejects an allegation that he asked a woman for oral sex in return for her avoidin(...)

Andrew Gilmartin (47), of Drumfad, Grange, County Sligo, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of coercion. He denies compelling a woman to do an act which ‘she was lawfully entitled to abstain from’ at the Social Welfare offices in Cranmore, Sligo on April 9th, 2014. Photograph: James Connolly

A Department of Social Protection official has denied asking a woman caught claiming social welfare while working, for oral sex in return for getting (...)

Just after 5am on January 29th, 2014, a digger was used to remove an  ATM from the front wall of a Bank of Ireland branch in Teeling Street, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. File photograph: Getty Images

A stolen digger was used to rip an ATM out of the wall of a Bank of Ireland building in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, two years ago , a jury heard on Wednesd(...)

The court had heard that 110 gardaí were involved in a 13-hour siege in Sligo last December. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 31-year-old man who fired shots at gardaí during a 13-hour siege at his parents Sligo home, has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.I(...)