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The accused met the woman through a mosque service for people seeking marriage. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The trial of a man accused of raping a woman he had been introduced to though his mosque has reached its final stages at the Central Criminal Court. (...)

Patrick Nevin: He claimed to investigators that he had thousands of Tinder matches

In February 2001, a young woman returned to her Dublin home from a Valentine-themed work night out to be confronted by the sight of her two belov(...)

The man (31), who cannot be named to protect his victim’s identity,    extended an apology to the victim and her family.

A Galway man has been jailed for five years after admitting the sexual abuse of his young niece for three years. The man (31), who cannot be named to(...)

Jason O’Driscoll has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Co Louth in 2012.

The mother of a man killed in a double murder said her heart had been shattered into a million pieces on the day he was taken. “He was my rock, my fi(...)

Ms Justice Eileen Creedon noted the inherent improbability that three people made up a complaint against the same man in 11 days. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The similarity of alleged attacks against three separate victims allowed a High Court judge in the trial of convicted sex offender Patrick Nevin to ru(...)

Rory Lenihan (50), a former Department of Social Welfare clerical officer, pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges at Letterkenny Circuit Court of stealing  information about welfare recipients. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A civil servant was paid more than €20,000 for stealing and passing on confidential information on hundreds of people to private investigators, a cour(...)

The court heard the alleged victim downloaded Tinder in September 2014 and began exchanging messages with the accused. File image: Daniel Law/PA Wire

A man accused of raping a woman he met on Tinder on the pair’s first date told gardaí they had “fully consensual sex”, the Central Criminal Court has (...)

Mourners at the funeral of dissident republican  Peter Butterly, who was shot dead in 2013. Photograph: Barry Cronin

A man accused of the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly told gardaí he was feeding a pony at the time of the shooting, the Special Crimina(...)

Gardaí found the Red Bull can by a wall where the dead man’s partner Sharon Rattigan had wrestled the gunman to the ground before he shot her in the leg and ran away. Photograph: Vizzzual/Flickr

Gardaí traced a can of Red Bull found at a suspected murder scene from a factory in Switzerland to a shop in south Dublin, the Central Criminal Court (...)

Marie Greene’s mother Winnie with family and friends at the Central Criminal Court where Jimmy Devaney was found guilty of manslaughter. Photograph: Court Collins

A retired member of the defence forces has been acquitted of murdering a sex worker in Co Westmeath four years ago but found guilty of her manslaughte(...)

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