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The parents are also accused of wilfully neglecting another two of their children. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children in Munster has opened before a jury. The seven accused, who cannot b(...)

 Deirdre Morley. File photograph: Garda/PA Wire

A hearing in the case of paediatric nurse Deirdre Morley, who smothered her three young children at their family home and was found not guilty of thei(...)

The trial is due to take place in the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Special Criminal Court trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning Quinn Industrial Holdings executive Kevin Lunney has been delayed as lawye(...)

Cork student Cameron Blair died after being stabbed in the neck while attending a party. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A jury must decide whether a teenager produced a knife “capable of inflicting serious injury” in the course of a dispute at a house party where a 20-y(...)

The scene at Griffeen Glen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin where Wayne  Whelan was shot a number of times while in his car.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos.

A Dublin man who has admitted to conspiring to murder gangland criminal Wayne Whelan may have his name published following a ruling from the Central C(...)

Ingrida Maciokaite: murdered in front of her daughter in  September  2018.

The foster carer for two children of Edmundas Dauksa, who stabbed his former partner 19 times in front of their six-year-old daughter, has said it was(...)

A change in the law which means people do not face automatic detention in the Central Mental Hospital after pleading insanity is the most likely explanation for the increase in such pleas, a researcher has said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The use of insanity as a defence in Irish homicide trials has increased more than threefold in recent years, new figures show. The defence is used in(...)

The man was convicted by a  jury in 2014 of eight counts of sexual assault and four counts of rape. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A rapist, who warned his victim that she would be “going 10 feet under” if she exposed the abuse, has lost an appeal against his conviction. The man,(...)

Deirdre Morley will appear again before the Central Criminal Court on May 31st when the court will hear from a forensic psychiatrist on her current condition.

Deirdre Morley could released from the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) within a year after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of killing her t(...)

Deirdre Morley and Andrew McGinley pictured with their children Conor, Darragh and Carla McGinley.

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, which had treated Deirdre Morley before she killed her three children, has echoed the family’s calls for an inve(...)

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