Bassam Naser

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan have declined to get involved in the case of Dr Bassam Naser, who was jailed for 16 months in June  after pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said supporters and patients of the jailed Howth physician, Dr Bassam Naser, should urge him to appeal his sentence throug(...)

Dr Bassam Naser. Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 16 months’ imprisonment, describing him as an intelligent man who knew what he was doing.    Photograph: Alan Betson

The residents of Howth and Sutton are renowned for many things, but campaigning on behalf of convicts is not one of them. However, such is the level (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said anyone who breaks the law ‘should be willing to do the time’ in jail.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted his proposal for a general election to be held in the summer of 2020 was a “serious” one, and said he was not “cha(...)

Dr Bassam Naser, of Howth Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, who was jailed for failing to pay €100,000 in tax. File photograph: Alan Betson

An Independent Minister is lobbying Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan for the release of a GP who was recently jailed for failing to pay €100,000 (...)

A file image of Dr Bassam Naser (51), of Howth Road, Sutton, who pleaded guilty to two charges of delivering an incorrect return. File photograph: Alan Betson

More than 200 people have signed a petition calling for the overturning of a court decision to jail a GP for 16 months for failing to pay almost €100,(...)

A file image of Dr Bassam Naser (51), of Howth Road, Sutton, who pleaded guilty  to two charges of delivering an incorrect return. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A doctor who failed to pay almost €100,000 in income tax has been jailed for 16 months Bassam Naser (51), of Howth Road, Sutton, pleaded guilty at Du(...)

“They said, ‘You have a house.’ My wife cried. Of course I cried. It was really emotional”: Maher Alassar with his wife, Alla Korilenko, and children, Gleb and Mariam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After almost five years in direct provision, and 12 more – first in private rental accommodation and then in a one-bedroom Dublin City Council flat – (...)

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike today. Irish doctors and medical staff protested outside the Dail today, accusing Israel of breaching international law following several attacks on Palestinian medical facilities. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Members of the Irish medical community have staged a protest against what it calls the illegal Israeli breach of medical neutrality in Gaza through th(...)