Brian O Shea

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Judge Brian O’Shea found that the accused boys told lies and were guilty. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Two Dublin schoolboys have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a then 13-year-old friend who was held down in a park while a hairbrush handle was(...)

The two accused were arrested by gardaí on Monday morning and brought before Wexford District Court where they were charged with rape. File image: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Two teenage boys have been remanded in juvenile detention after they were arrested and charged with the rape of a teenage girl in Co Wexford last year(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has sharply rejected comments by a Fine Gael Minister which were seen by judges as an attempt to interfere with their approach to personal injury claims. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has sharply rejected comments by a Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy which were seen by judges as an attem(...)

The HSE was fined €5,200  over the condition of St Luke’s psychiatric unit. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Conditions found by inspectors in a HSE psychiatric unit were a physical manifestation of a lack of care afforded to mental health patients, a judge h(...)

Kathleen McDonagh (25), pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the €1.50 packet of crisps at Tesco, Mahon Point Shopping Centre in Cork. Photograph: iStock

A woman has been jailed for two months for causing criminal damage to a packet of crisps. Kathleen McDonagh (25) popped open a packet of Pringles aft(...)

One district court judge was busy going back over his receipts for the past decade in the first half of this year to enable him receive more than €1,0(...)

The accused gave a false name when charged with trespassing.

A homeless woman suffering from alcohol and heroin addictions has admitted carrying out an “opportunistic” burglary at the home of former tánaiste Joa(...)

Patrick Fitzpatrick was not present in court as he was “tied up in work”, according to his solicitor. File photograph: Collins

A Fair City star who punched and bit his former partner will be sentenced in five weeks. Patrick Fitzpatrick (33) who played Carrigstown vi(...)

Judge Brian O’Shea praised the ‘great bravery and fortitude’ of a woman who took a photograph of her attacker.

A health and safety officer, who put his hand under a woman’s skirt and forcibly groped her as she walked through Temple Bar, has been jailed for six (...)

Gardaí have expressed concern over the legality of the actions of vigilante groups operating in Ireland.

A senior garda has warned vigilante groups against “taking the law into their own hands” and said professional investigators must be allowed to carry (...)

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