Donna Dineen, who  gave birth to  a son in March at the Dóchas Centre (pictured) in Mountjoy Prison, has been sentenced to six years in jail. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A homeless woman who gave birth in custody has been sentenced to six years in prison for slashing the stomach of a good samaritan who intended to help(...)

 Runners taking part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon in Dublin’s city centre on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The centre of Dublin was full of walking wounded by lunchtime on Sunday, but, as the thousands limped and grimaced and even struggled to bend down to (...)

The court heard Dean Gray has 69 previous convictions, including 21 robberies, four burglaries and public order offences. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A robber who tipped a taxi driver who had “unwittingly” driven him to and from the crime scene will be sentenced later for a spate of shop raids. The(...)

 Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, Dublin 3, pictured leaving the Special Criminal Court in Dublin in July 2018. File photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who helped a criminal organisation murder a Dublin bar manager has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail by the Special Criminal(...)

Martin Aylmer (31), of Casino Park, Marino, Dublin 3, leaving the Special Criminal Court in Dublin in July 2018. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who helped a criminal organisation murder a bar manager was caught after a mobile phone he sourced was dropped next to the shooting getaway car,(...)

The Big Tree in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

One of north Dublin’s best-known GAA match-day watering holes, the Big Tree, will open for the final time on Sunday ahead of the conversion of its sit(...)

Airsoft enthusiasts engage in legal and competitive shooting games involving the use of non-lethal, or replica, firearms. File photograph: Getty Images

A security alert has occurred at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, after a bag of replica firearms was found in a van being driven into the prison. One man ha(...)

Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best cafes – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – through anything other(...)

Two prisoners in Mountjoy Prison were rushed to hospital early this morning after a suspected drugs overdose and suicide attempt. One of the men, Dub(...)

Stephen Collins (27), who has 85 previous convictions, drove at high speed under the influence of drink and drugs before hitting the cyclist, throwing her into the air, and losing control of his car. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An intoxicated disqualified driver described as a “menace to society” who fled a scene of “mayhem” after hitting a cyclist and colliding with another (...)

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