Judge Karen Fergus at Longford Circuit Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge in Longford has ruled four people involved in a minor traffic collision “deliberately and falsely exaggerated” their injuries in a bid to clai(...)

Helen O’Gorman with an address at Newtown Lawns, Mullingar, Co Westmeath appeared at Longford District Court on Friday morning. Image: Google Street View

A former Co Longford primary school principal has been charged with fraudulently deceiving the Department of Education of €450,000 by overstating the (...)

New facial recognition software has helped authorities detect dozens of attempts by fraudsters to claim welfare benefits using multiple identities over recent months. File photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

New facial recognition software has helped authorities detect dozens of attempts by fraudsters to claim welfare benefits using multiple identities ove(...)

Judge Tony Hunt told defence barrister John Shortt that he could take it that he would be imposing a custodial sentence

A former GAA coach and mentor was remanded in custody last night for sexually abusing one of his underage players.Séamus Kilroy (57) had been found gu(...)