The creche owner told Orla Crowe SC, prosecuting, that the allegations about the man came to light on December 12th, 2016. File photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

The owner of a creche where four girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by a childcare worker has said she was unsure if the children were being “fan(...)

Judge Elma Sheahan said the reckless firing of a shotgun in a public place was egregious and unacceptable.

A man who shot an innocent bystander in the chest when he fired a shotgun in a west Dublin breaker’s yard has been jailed for five years. James Galla(...)

Judge Pauline Codd noted that Darren Byrne had a difficult background and said he must be commended for his ‘very significant’ efforts to rehabilitate.

A welder who has made a “remarkable” recovery from a chronic drug addiction has received a suspended sentence for a knife attack on two teenage girls (...)

The prosecution told the court it could not be definitively said James Dingle was on the phone at the time of the accident but that he was using the phone ’very close’ to the time of the incident.

A man whose dangerous driving due to inattention and tiredness caused the death of an elderly woman has been jailed for 14 months. James Dingle (42) (...)

Judge Martin Nolan imposed a four year sentence which he suspended in full on strict conditions.

A grandmother who severed a vein in a man’s neck after she swung a glass at him has been given a suspended sentence on condition she pay €3,000 as a t(...)

Judge Melanie Greally strongly recommended that the teenager be transferred to Wheatfield Prison. She asked prison officers to indicate to their superiors that Mountjoy Prison was ‘entirely inappropriate’ for someone of his age.

A teenager who threw a stone at another teen’s head in what the victim perceived as a homophobic attack has been jailed for one year. The victim, a y(...)

Patrick Beauchamp of Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of sexual assault and two counts of assault causing harm.

A Dublin man has gone on trial for an alleged sexual assault on a sleeping woman he met earlier in a night club. Patrick Beauchamp (26) is also accus(...)

Judge Melanie Greally adjourned the case for 12 months to allow time for a probation report  and for Laura Byrne to continue to make restitution for the monies stolen.

A Wicklow woman who stole over €30,000 from the hospital where she worked as an administrator is to be sentenced in a year’s time. Laura Byrne (40) f(...)

John Luong  had a pernicious gambling addiction and used his knowledge to take money from the company he worked for, Judge Martin Nolan said.

An accounts administrator who stole over €150,000 from his employers to fund his gambling addiction has been sentenced to two years in prison. John L(...)

The girl at the centre of the neglect case said  on one occasion the woman painfully cut her hair back to her scalp and because of this she is still extremely anxious about getting her hair cut.

A Dublin couple have been jailed for the systematic neglect and physical abuse of the man’s young daughter over the course of a year. The now 16-year(...)

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