Judge  warned drivers  to pull up, take a rest, have a snack or take a short walk if they feel tired or sleepy. Photograph: iStock

A road crash in which an 84-year-old man was killed highlights in “the most tragic way” the impact that a motorist failing to heed their body’s call f(...)

The phone used to commit the offences had been purchased using a false name and address. Photograph: iStock

A circuit court judge has called for tougher legislation governing the purchasing of mobile phones. Judge Keenan Johnson made the comments as he was(...)

Thomas McInerney, who admitted possessing stolen property at Cloncourse, Co Laois, leaving Tullamore District Court. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A member of the Garda Armed Response Unit told a court on Tuesday that the apprehension of three men in a major operation in Co Laois last summer was(...)

A man jailed for the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old is set to appeal against the severity of his 17 year sentence in January.

A man jailed for the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old is set to appeal against the severity of his 17 year sentence in January. Michael Martin (3(...)

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(...)

Finbarr O’Rourke had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Ciarán Treacy on April 17th, 2014.

A drunk driver jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of a four-year-old boy was sentenced “as an example” to the wider community “rather than(...)

 Circuit Court Judge Keenan Johnson: said  the bedroom after the assault was  like something out of a horror movie. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State should provide compensation for victims of crime who suffer long-term and life changing injuries, according to a judge who has criticised “a(...)

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 (...)

Sabine Walsh, president of the Mediators Institute of Ireland, says mediation costs a fraction of the cost of litigation, and the route to resolving conflict is speedier.

Sometimes mediator Sabine Walsh finds herself talking to couples about seemingly trivial matters such as lifts to football matches and who is going wh(...)