The trial before Judge Martina Baxter and a jury of eight men and four women continues on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A man who claims he was regularly sexually and physically assaulted by his stepfather has told a court the accused once tied a pet dog to a railway tr(...)

The 66-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault against each of the two boys on dates between December 1st, 1988, and May 31st, 1989, at a location in Co Wicklow as well as seven charges of child cruelty on each of his alleged victims.

A man has claimed he and his twin brother were treated “like sexual pawns” by their stepfather who repeatedly sexually abused and beat them as well as(...)

A man  died from mechanical asphyxia after being thrown down a rubbish chute in an apartment complex in Cork city, a prosecutor has said.

A man who had fallen on hard times died from mechanical asphyxia after being thrown down a rubbish chute in an apartment complex in Cork city, a prose(...)

Two men have been been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage woman while she was slumped over on a couch in a private room in a Dublin nightclub. Photograph: iStock

Two men have been been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage woman while she was slumped over on a couch in a private room in a Dublin nightclub. (...)

Michael Ferris has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court in Tralee to the murder of John Anthony O’Mahony. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

A 73-year-old Kerry farmer died from “absolutely horrific injuries” to his upper body, his face and skull after he was repeatedly stabbed by the prong(...)

The court heard Fitzgerald had an extraordinarily unhappy and violent childhood.

A Kerry man who broke into the home of a vulnerable woman and sexually assaulted her before stealing money will be sentenced next week at the Central (...)

Ex-girlfriend said  she became increasingly aware of his ‘erratic’ sleeping habits including sleep-walking, night terrors and sexual advances.

The ex-girlfriend of a man who claims he was asleep when he allegedly raped a female friend has said she saw a documentary about “sexsomnia” during th(...)

Patrick McGrath, SC, who appeared for two children who allege they were locked up alone for up to 24 hours a day, said they had remained in solitary confinement ‘by any international description’ of that term.

The alleged solitary confinement of inmates by the authorities at Oberstown Youth Detention Centre in Dublin stems from what can only be described as (...)

A group of teenagers  have brought High Court proceedings against the director of Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus (above) and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, seeking orders bringing their detention in solitary confinement to an end.

Oberstown youth detention centre has rejected claims that it has been keeping three teenage boys in solitary confinement following a fire and demonstr(...)

 Residents at the Oberstown detention centre, Dublin, on the roof of one of the buildings during a protest at the end of August. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two 17-year-olds have been held in solitary confinement at Oberstown youth detention centre since a roof-top demonstration at the correction facility (...)

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