Luke O’Reilly outside the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, where he was accused of false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm to Kevin Lunney.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Kevin Lunney was told to resign from Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) by attackers who threatened to kill him, broke his leg and used a Stanley blade t(...)

Five people jailed over their roles in an IRA “inquiry” of suspected informants carried out at a house in Dublin have lost their Supreme Court appeals(...)

The Special Criminal Court is based at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street, Dublin. File photograph: The Irish Times

A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge involving a “full-blown attack” on the legislation governing the setting up of the non-jury Special (...)

The High Court was told the Special Criminal Court has ‘run for 49 years and shows no sign of abating’.

A man accused of false imprisonment and assault wants the High Court to declare that the Special Criminal Court, where he is facing trial, was only se(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee says  this current review is timely.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

State security laws underpinning the operation of the Special Criminal Court are to be subject to a major review, details of which were announced on T(...)

Quinn Industrial Holdings chief operating officer Kevin Lunney: abducted and seriously assaulted before being dumped at the side of the road in Co Cavan. Photograph: Quinn Industrial Holdings/PA Wire

A Dublin man charged with assault and false imprisonment of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney has initiated a High Court challenge dispu(...)

Part of firearms cache recovered in raid on fake business in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, in 2017.

International police forces are examining the gangland armoury uncovered by gardaí for lessons in how organised crime gangs operate in their own count(...)

David Douglas was shot six times as he took a meal break at the counter in his partner’s shop  on Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8 on July 1st, 2016.

A man who drove one of the four cars used in the murder of David Douglas has been jailed for six years by the Special Criminal Court. Presiding judg(...)

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(...)

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