The court heard that one of the assailants pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed Mr O’Driscoll in the back, narrowly missing his lung. He then plunged the weapon into the victim’s shoulder. File photograph: Getty Images

One man has been jailed for six years and another for three over a frenzied attack and robbery on a 45-year-old man. The victim feared he was going t(...)

A homeless man told gardaí he attacked two elderly men in unprovoked incidents in Cork city centre because he believed older men were more likely to be sex offenders, a court has heard.

A homeless man told gardaí he attacked two elderly men in unprovoked incidents in Cork city centre because he believed older men were more likely to b(...)

Social worker Jennifer O’Driscoll told gardaí it was very hurtful to be accused of taking money, Cork Circuit Court heard. Photograph: Google maps

A 47-year-old former social worker has walked free from court after a jury took less than 45 minutes to acquit her of nine counts of deception relatin(...)

“Given his age, it’s questionable whether he should have been driving,” the judge said. Photograph: iStock

A judge in the case of an 84-year-old driver who hit a cyclist without realising has warned more elderly motorists will be involved in crashes as Irel(...)

A 44-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a close friend who died in a shooting incident in Cork city last year. Trevor O’Gorman pl(...)

Judge Sean O Donnabhain says he has witnessed an increase in muggings in recent months in Cork city. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Barry RocheA Cork judge has said far too many people are being mugged as they return home late at night in Cork city, following the sentencing of a 27(...)