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 Paula Farrell:  has pleaded not  guilty to murdering Wayne McQuillan (30) at her home in January, 2014. Photograph:  Collins.

A murder trial jury must decide if a 47-year-old woman who stabbed her partner to death was provoked after he allegedly sexually assaulted her on a so(...)

The court heard one defendant  accepted that he put the woman’s  number in his phone alongside the word “slut”.

A jury has failed to reach verdicts in the trial of three Dublin men accused of raping a woman in a car. The three Dublin men, who are now in th(...)

On day 23 of the trial on Tuesday, the jury in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court trial told the judge that they were unable to agree on verdicts for any of the remaining 18 counts of sexual assault after deliberating for 21 hours and 41 minutes. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The jury have failed to reach a number of verdicts in the trial of a childcare worker accused sexually assaulting four girls in a Leinster creche. On(...)

Speaking to the jury in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court trial on Friday, the judge said she was “completely aware” of the stresses and difficulties the jurors may be experiencing.

The jury in the trial of a childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls in a Leinster creche has been urged to stick with the case despi(...)

A teenager has pleaded guilty to the murder of second year chemical engineering student Cameron Blair from Ballinascarthy, Co Cork.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

A teenage boy has admitted murdering 20-year-old college student Cameron Blair in Co Cork earlier this year. The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named(...)

Ana Kriegel was found dead in a derelict farmhouse outside Lucan, Co Dublin, on May 14th, 2018

Lawyers representing one of the boys convicted of murdering schoolgirl Ana Kriegel have submitted documents relating to an appeal against his convicti(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, vice-president Michelle O’Neill and Coiste Seasta member Ken O’Connell  arrive in the Dublin election count centre at the RDS during the recent election. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Not a normal democratic party, says Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – Correct, says the party’s OWN finance director. SO here IS HOW THE PARTY WO(...)

Two directors of a Dublin  timber importation business have been sentenced for their roles in a customer fraud. Photograph: iStock

Two directors of a Dublin based timber importation business have been sentenced for their roles in a €200,000 customer fraud. Bronwyn O’Dea (54) and (...)

The risk of jury intimidation is often cited in support of retaining the non-jury Special Criminal Court.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jury intimidation and interference is a feature of a small number of criminal trials in Ireland, according to judges and barristers interviewed as par(...)

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for three years for his part in a scam where a gang posed as officials from the Revenue Commissioners to defraud an elderly man and his nephew of their life savings of almost €50,000.

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for three years for his part in a scam where a gang posed as officials from the Revenue Commissioners to defraud an (...)

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