A Dublin man who ‘hoodwinked’ an 82-year-old woman with dementia by taking €2,250 for roofing work he never carried out has avoided a jail term. File photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

A Dublin man who “hoodwinked” an 82-year-old woman with dementia by taking €2,250 for roofing work he never carried out has avoided a jail term. John(...)

The prosecution said Martin  McHale was involved in ’nefarious activities associated with membership of the IRA’.

A Cork man who told gardaí ­ he had gone to Monaghan for “a drinking session” and did not know there was half-a-tonne of fertliser in the van he was d(...)

Martin McHale (53) told gardaí he did not know there were 10 bags of fertliser in the back of the van he was driving. Photograph: Collins

Lawyers for a Cork man, who told gardaí he had gone to Monaghan for “a drinking session” and did not know there were 10 bags of nitrogen fertiliser in(...)

The High Court has granted bail to a Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack.

A Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996 has been granted bail at the Hig(...)

Graham Dwyer was jailed for life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Collins Courts

The lawyer who helped put murderer Graham Dwyer behind bars for life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara received over €100,000 for his work on the case.F(...)

A university student stole computers from his college because he wanted to design a computer game called “Angry Pigs” to rival the popular “Angry Birds”, a court has heard.

A university student stole computers from his college because he wanted to design a computer game called “Angry Pigs” to rival the popular “Angry Bird(...)

Graffiti pictured along Creighton Street and Windmill Lane, Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two men have avoided going to jail after they graffitied trams, train carriages and buses causing over €32,000 worth of damage.Charlie Magaharan (18) (...)

Graffiti pictured along Creighton Street and Windmill Lane, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two teenagers caused over €32,000 worth of damage to trams, train carriages and buses because they thought there would be public interest in th(...)