In at least one recent case, the Irish authorities had to offer assurances that a prisoner would not be forced to “slop out” in order to secure their extradition.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Criminal suspects abroad who are wanted by the Irish authorities are attempting to prevent their extradition on grounds of “inhuman” prison conditions(...)

All five accused, the court heard, are alleged to have been involved in attempting to square away road traffic offences for a number of individuals on various dates between January 2018 and September 2019

Four serving gardaí and a retired Garda superintendent, who are accused of more than 40 counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice, will b(...)

Ashling Murphy was a teacher at Durrow National School, Co Offaly. File photograph: The Irish Times

A second man arrested yesterday as part of the investigation into the murder of Ashling Murphy was released without charge last night. Gardaí said a f(...)

 The crime scene on the Grand Canal at Cappincur just outside Tullamore remains sealed off, almost a week after the murder last Wednesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Gardaí have expanded their searches as part of the investigation into the murder of national school teacher Ashling Murphy (23) as the chief suspect r(...)

 Alan Harte   was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the non-jury Special Criminal Court (SCC) for committing serious harm on and falsely imprisoning the Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director in 2019: Collins Courts. File photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court has lifted an order preserving the anonymity of one of the men convicted of kidnapping and inflicting serious injuries on businessman K(...)

Lisa Smith, arriving at the Special Criminal Court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A statement by a former minister of state concerning Lisa Smith’s bid to dismiss charges against her, including of being a member of Islamic State, is(...)

The Government introduced the new legislation to strengthen measures to tackle people-smuggling.

A Swedish woman has become the first to be charged under stronger laws brought in to tackle people smuggling. On Thursday, the Garda National Immigra(...)

The Special Criminal Court heard that Thomas Rooney was trusted by the gang to transport large sums of cash including a Nike sports bag that contained €289,770. He told gardaí he was to be paid €1,200 for his part in moving the money. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A man who used his care worker partner to transport hundreds of thousands of euro in cash for an international criminal organisation has been jailed f(...)

A self-titled ‘Arthur Daley’ used car salesman had his conviction for IRA membership quashed on Tuesday after it emerged his defence team were not tol(...)

Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch is challenging the State in the High Court, with the aim to prevent a non-jury trial on charges of the murder of a member of the Kinahan gang at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Photograph: Reuters

Separate challenges by Gerard “The Monk” Hutch and former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall aimed at preventing their non-jury trial on charges of(...)

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