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A cell in the new National Violence Reduction Unit in   the Midlands Prison,  Portlaoise. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Alan Ellis, who has been in almost continuous solitary confinement for the last four years, is to be the first occupant of a new specialist unit for t(...)

 Claire McGrath arriving at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Friday where she gave evidence in  a murder trial. She said she was back with the accused Keith Connorton within days of the fatal   stabbing  of  Graham McKeever, who she was having a relationship with. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A woman who says she saw her lover being stabbed to death by her boyfriend has told a murder trial that parts of her original statements to gardaí we(...)

Desmond Coyle had pleaded not guilty to the 58-year-old Romanian national’s murder at Roche’s Row

A man has been cleared of murder but found guilty of the manslaughter of an “annoying” beggar, whom he stabbed with a knife to “stop him demanding mon(...)

Fred Forsey (43) won, by a four to one majority, a Supreme Court order last month quashing his conviction. Photograph: Collins

The Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking a retrial, on public interest grounds, of former Fine Gael town councillor Fred Forsey jnr on corruptio(...)

A homeless man told gardaí he attacked two elderly men in unprovoked incidents in Cork city centre because he believed older men were more likely to be sex offenders, a court has heard.

A homeless man told gardaí he attacked two elderly men in unprovoked incidents in Cork city centre because he believed older men were more likely to b(...)

A man caught with almost €450,000 worth of drugs after they were smuggled from Spain in a consignment of heaters, has been jailed for six years.

A man caught with almost €450,000 worth of drugs after they were smuggled from Spain in a consignment of heaters, has been jailed for six years. Noel(...)

A man who overtook a garda car on the wrong side of the road before driving through three sets of red lights and then seriously injuring a taxi driver in a collision, has been jailed for two years.

A man who overtook a garda car on the wrong side of the road before driving through three sets of red lights and then seriously injuring a taxi driver(...)

A jury of nine men and three women was sworn in to hear the trial. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 40-year-old Dublin man has gone on trial charged with murdering another man in what a court heard was a ‘ love triangle’. Keith Connorton is charge(...)

A file image showing the scene of the shooting  on the Kiltalown Road, Tallaght where Alan O’Neill was shot dead in 2015. Photograph: Collins

A 22-year-old will be sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering a man in front of his partner on the driveway of their home(...)

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

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