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Solicitor Cahir O’Higgins faces five charges, including theft and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A high-profile criminal defence solicitor is to stand trial accused of theft and perverting the course of justice. Cahir O’Higgins (45) had been char(...)

Gardaí speaking to would-be protesters near Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Saturday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Gardaí closed two entrances to Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Saturday after protesters attempted to hold a rally. Gemma O’Doherty who, along with John Wat(...)

One man was arrested after gardaí seized a quantity of cannabis in Dublin 5 on Friday evening. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí uncovered a quantity of cannabis herb worth €200,000 when they stopped a motorist in north Dublin on Friday. The discovery was made at 6.15pm(...)

Gardaí  said the man had made “full admissions” to the alleged crimes. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A man has admitted to 20 “fuel drive-offs” - fleeing a garage forecourt without paying - according to gardaí. In total fuel valued at €846 was alleg(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus:  Visits take place only in “exceptional circumstances” to prevent Covid-19 spreading. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost all visits to children in residential care and detention facilities have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus crisis, including visits(...)

There are only four jury trials ongoing in the State, all of which started before the coronavirus outbreak became a crisis. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The changes to the criminal courts system amid the coronavirus crisis are difficult to spot at first. Aside from the hand-sanitiser dispensers and wa(...)

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(...)

Barristers and solicitors had complained  that they were continuing to work in crowded courts.

Only urgent court cases and those not involving witnesses will go ahead as the Courts Service introduced further measures to drastically cut operation(...)

Michael Caulfield, of Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin, pictured at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Next-door neighbours who have levelled accusations of intimidation and harassment at one another, after having fallen out over access to the backs of(...)

In Court 17 of the Criminal Courts of Justice, the rape victim was subjected to abuse from relatives of the defendants after they were sentenced. Photograph:   Front Exterior

The commotion in Court 17 of the Criminal Courts of Justice seemed to end as soon as it began. There was no reaction from the men themselves when Ms (...)

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