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Brian Rattigan (38) has been in prison for most of his adult life and pleaded guilty last October to killing 21-year-old Declan Gavin. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin criminal Brian Rattigan, who admitted killing his former friend and wrote a letter of apology to his mother asking for forgiveness, has been ja(...)

In a trial over alleged rape, the defence used posts from a teenage girl’s text messages and Facebook posts in an attempt to disprove her story. File photograph (posed by model): iStockPhoto

In 2015, Martin Stokes (26) of Kinnegad, Co Westmeath, claimed in the Central Criminal Court that the 14-year-old girl he raped in a field as she walk(...)

A Westmeath man jailed for the rape of a 14-year-old girl, whom he ‘characterised as a liar’, has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Westmeath man jailed for the rape of a 14-year-old girl, whom he “characterised as a liar”, has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. Martin Stoke(...)

The court previously heard the boy believes his mother is a ‘kind woman’ and doesn’t think she did anything wrong.

A mother who failed to protect her six-year-old son from “extreme sexual violence” by his father has been jailed for 18 months. Last week the child’s(...)

Jurors took just over seven hours to return the guilty verdicts on the 64-year-old.

A jury has convicted a Waterford father of raping his son from the age of six and has acquitted the child’s mother of having sex with the boy. Jurors(...)

A judge has drastically reduced the number of charges against a Waterford father and mother accused of sexually abusing their son. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge has drastically reduced the number of charges against a Waterford father and mother accused of sexually abusing their son. At the start of we(...)

The guardian ad litem for a child who claims he was sexually abused by his parents has said she does not believe the boy was telling the truth when he retracted the allegations. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The guardian ad litem for a child who claims he was sexually abused by his parents has said she does not believe the boy was telling the truth when he(...)

A boy who was allegedly sexually abused and neglected by his parents claimed that his father defecated on him, a jury has heard. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A boy who was allegedly sexually abused and neglected by his parents claimed that his father defecated on him, a jury has heard. The latest allegatio(...)

A child who was allegedly raped by his father and forced to have sex with his mother showed disturbing behaviour in school, a trial has heard. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A child who was allegedly raped by his father and forced to have sex with his mother showed disturbing behaviour in school, a trial has heard. The no(...)

On his third day giving evidence, a child said he was taken into care by a foster family when he was eight years old. It was when he went to a second foster family that he started making allegations of sexual abuse against his father. File photograph: Collins Courts

A boy who was allegedly sexually abused with a hot poker by his father only disclosed the allegations when he was in foster care where his father coul(...)

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