Brian Bobey (64) who has been jailed for   18 months for fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man who claimed his late mother’s pension for 16 years after her death has been jailed for a year and a half. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64)(...)

Brian Bobey (64) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man is to be sentenced next week after he admitted claiming his dead mother’s pension for 16 years. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64) pleaded g(...)

A man who twice raped his then heavily-pregnant partner has been given a partially-suspended prison sentence of 10 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A father-of-five who twice raped his then heavily-pregnant partner has been given a partially-suspended prison sentence of 10 years. The man’s trial (...)

A   man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted by a Central Criminal Court jury last February of two charges of rape, two charges of anal rape and assaulting a woman causing her harm at his Laois home on July 19th, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man has been jailed for 13 years for the brutal rape of a woman four times after inviting her to his home to help him with some painting. A victim (...)

Cork doctor Kevin Mulcahy has been found not guilty by a jury of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old patient who alleged that he had fondled her breasts during a visit to his surgery almost 25 years ago. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A Cork doctor has been found not guilty by a jury of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old patient who alleged that he had fondled her breasts during a (...)

A psychoactive substance which has attracted a €15,000 fine was labelled as a type of incense in a headshop in Cork. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A 48-year-old headshop owner who pleaded guilty to possessing a psychoactive drug for sale or supply in one of her headshops was today fined €1(...)