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Following the death of his father in 1987, the young Don O’Callaghan, then  24, noticed the pension book in the house. The court heard that gambling had started to have a grip on him from a young age. Photograph: Facebook

A man who was jailed for fraudulently claiming the pensions of his dead parents for 33 years was in reality just following in the footsteps of his fat(...)

Donal O’Callaghan: jailed for three-and-a-half years on fraud charges. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A 59-year-old Cork man has been jailed for 3½ years for claiming pensions for his dead parents for 33 years and defrauding the State of more than €500(...)

Gardaí say the course of their investigation into the death of Mark Foley   will be determined by the results of a postmortem. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí say the course of their investigation into the death of a 45-year-old man in Cork at the weekend will be determined by the results of a postmor(...)

Donal O’Callaghan (58) of Churchfield Green, Churchfield in Cork had previously pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to 73 charges of theft and forgery in relation to claiming payments in the name of his deceased parents, Donald and Eileen between 1987 and 2019.

A man gambled away €500,000 that he stole from the Department of Social Protection by falsely claiming pension payments for both his parents for over (...)

A courtroom in the Criminal Courts of Justice complex in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A teenage boy who punched a girl and threatened others with a butter knife outside a house party where 20-year-old college student Cameron Blair was m(...)

French Pit Bull, Rocco, was stolen while out for a walk with his owner. Photograph: Facebook

A 28-year-old has been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with an incident where a man was attacked with a hammer and had his dog s(...)

Fire fighters fought the blaze from late on Friday night until 8.30am on Saturday morning. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Firefighters in Cork spent the night battling a blaze at a recycling centre which sent dark clouds of smoke spewing over the city as fire chiefs urged(...)

The defendant will remain in custody until  his sentencing hearing which was fixed by Judge Rory MacCabe for July 6th

A Co Mayo man extradited from the United States just before Christmas pleaded guilty when he appeared before the Circuit Criminal Court in Castlebar o(...)

Francis Carr, Cappaghduff, Tourmakeady, Co Mayo, was the driver of a car involved in a crash in 2017 in which, Orla O’Malley (18) and Seán Halloran (20) died. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A man from the west of Ireland extradited from the US overnight, appeared before Castlebar District Court on Thursday morning on a charge of dangerous(...)

 Bridewell Garda station in Cork: The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection officials became suspicious when a man was asked to produce proof his father was alive in order to qualify for the Centenarian’s Bounty. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí in Cork arrested a 57-year-old man for questioning about a €500,000 old-age pension fraud after he continued collecting payments every week for(...)

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