Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus wrote in her 2017 annual report there is considerable pressure on resources in relation to the international work undertaken by her office.

A massive rise in the number of criminal investigations requiring international assistance is putting severe pressure on resources, the Director of Pu(...)

The Annual Report of the Courts Service for 2017 was presented  by the Chief Justice Frank Clarke to Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A sharp increase in the number of defamation cases taken in the courts last year could be the result of growing social media use and people in the Sta(...)

Freddie Thompson: has pleaded not guilty to the murder of David Douglas on July 1st, 2016, on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Freddie Thompson murder trial has heard that his DNA was found on a hand sanitiser and air freshener found in one of the “spotter” cars used in th(...)

A man who denies murdering Gareth Hutch as part of the ongoing Kinahan-Hutch feud has brought a High Court challenge over his transfer from Mountjoy (...)

The carpark of the Huntsman Inn, Gormanston, Co Meath. Photograph: Google Street

A Dublin man wanted for the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly five years ago has been detained in Spain. A warrant for the arrest of Dea(...)

Judges at the Special Criminal Court will deliver a verdict next month in the case of a Cork man accused of IRA membership.  Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times
Cork man charged with IRA membership
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  • February 12, 2018, 20:41

Judges at the Special Criminal Court will deliver a verdict next month in the case of a Cork man accused of IRA membership. Sean Walsh (51) of St Jo(...)

Snow in Co Antrim. Driving conditions across Northern Ireland are difficult because of heavy snow, police said. Photograph: Lisa Southgate/PA Wire

A trial at the Special Criminal Court was delayed on Wednesday because three of the accused were trapped in Belfast by bad weather. Kevin Hannaway ((...)

Brian Rattigan became the first drug dealer to be found guilty of charges connected to directing the supply of drugs while in prison. File photograph: Collins

Dublin criminal Brian Rattigan has been given a date in June to appeal his conviction for directing the supply of drugs from prison. Rattigan (38), f(...)

Eamonn Cumberton (30) of Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Michael Barr in the Sunset House pub. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The trial of a man accused of murdering the manager of the Sunset House pub in Dublin last year has been adjourned until Wednesday morning. Eamonn Cu(...)

Two Dublin men have appeared to before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court charged with IRA membership. Kevin Braney and Ciaran Maguire ((...)

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