Brian Willoughby outside his  trial at the Central Criminal Court in 2003 for the murder of Brian Mulvaney. File Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

A convicted murderer who got an “overwhelming urge to attack a blue uniform” has received a two and a half year sentence for assaulting a prison offic(...)

After the weekend’s events in Navan, which saw another dismal instance of a GAA referee having to be given a police escort off the field because some (...)

Brigid Maguire: Danny Keena said he had gone to her new home in the village that evening to discuss their son’s education, but they had argued. Photograph: Facebook

A Westmeath man charged with murdering the mother of his two children showed gardaí how he choked her following a row in her new home, a court has hea(...)