Following the financial collapse and years of reckless risk-taking by senior banking executives, the public’s appetite for retribution remains. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Following decades of light-touch State regulation, the Law Reform Commission has adopted a degree of caution towards the prosecution of white-collar, (...)

Speakers at the Chartered Accountants Ireland conference included Andrew Keating, Brendan Jennings, Barry Dixon and Sinéad Donovan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mounting regulation of auditors threatens to reduce the role to a meaningless “technical box-ticking” exercise, according to Michael Cawley, former Ry(...)

The Law Reform Commission report notes that cases connected with the activities of Anglo Irish Bank had led to “important convictions”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A corporate crime agency, similar to the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab), is one of the key recommendations of a major report on business and the law pub(...)

The Cork Housing Action Group  said the group were seeking to highlight the growing housing crisis both nationally and on Leeside.

Gardaí are to prepare a file after arresting three members of a housing action campaign after they refused a request to leave Cork City Hall. They had(...)

It is illegal to possess or operate fireworks without a permit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Firework displays should be left to professionals and if that is not possible should only be handled by sensible and sober adults but never children, (...)

Brian Rattigan of Cooley Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, who has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Declan Gavin in 2001. Photograph: Collins Courts

Brian Rattigan has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Declan Gavin and said he is sorry to the victim’s family and anyone else he has hurt. Ratti(...)

Gardaí say Deferred Prosecution Agreements avoid the risk of large companies with multiple workers going out of business as a consequence of  prosecution. File photograph: Getty Images

New criminal offences including “reckless trading” and “causing a financial institution to fail” should be introduced as part of an overhaul of white-(...)

A man in his 40s has been questioned by gardaí investigating the alleged rape of a 75-year old woman in Co Clare last week.

A man in his 40s has been questioned by gardaí investigating the alleged rape of a 75-year old woman in Co Clare last week. Sources said the man invi(...)

 Augustine O Connor leaves Tallaght District Court, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The husband of Patricia O’Connor as well as her daughter, granddaughter and daughter’s ex-partner have appeared before Tallaght District Court charged(...)

Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan: shot dead in Clondalkin in west Dublin in 2016.

A man who was on trial accused of murdering Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan in the driveway of his Dublin home has pleaded guilty to facilitating a criminal or(...)

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