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The jury unanimously accepted the defence case that Darren Houlden had ‘lost control and snapped’ when he stabbed Mr Kavanagh in a ‘frenzied attack’. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man who was wearing blood-stained clothes and carrying a knife when he walked into a Garda station and admitted to stabbing a fisherman 40 times aft(...)

It was the defence contention that ‘fear’ was at ‘the heart of the case’ and the accused was not only afraid for ‘his own skin’ but that the victim had also threatened his family, which had ‘set him off’. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who was wearing blood-stained clothes and carrying a knife when he walked into a garda station and admitted to stabbing a fisherman 40 times has(...)

Peter Pringle was convicted of killing two gardaí following a 1980 bank robbery, but he won an appeal against his conviction in 1995.

A man who escaped a death sentence over the murders of two gardaí has lost his High Court case seeking damages for wrongful arrest. Peter Pringle (8(...)

Orchard Lawns in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where builders were targeted by antisocial behaviour while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí have arrested a man for questioning about the extortion of money from construction companies working on public housing schemes in Dublin. Whil(...)

Mohamed Morei had been found not guilty of the murder of a Japanese man by reason of insanity. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

An asylum seeker who claimed to be fighting for Isis when he fatally stabbed a man to death on a street in Co Louth has been found not guilty of murde(...)

File photograph of Michael Ferris. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a neighbour (73) by driving the pronged forks of a teleporter into his car in a row over a crow-banger has s(...)

The Central Mental Hospital Dundrum.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A mother found to have been insane when she smothered her child with a pillow cannot be committed to the Central Mental Hospital because the facility (...)

Evidence before the High Court set out how two council workers advised contractors to pay two men their demanded fees for “fence maintenance” in order that antisocial behaviour directed against the contractors’ sites would stop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The protection money for criminals paid by at least one construction firm to ensure a building site remained free from attack was first given to a Du(...)

Cab claimed the two men had a number of income streams including drug dealing in Ballyfermot and other parts of Dublin, organised burglaries, tax offences and extortion. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council was paying “security” or protection money to the leader of a Dublin drugs gang, and also to a man who was connected to three murde(...)

The High Court has refused to put a stay on a vulture fund’s legal permission to repossess the Clontarf home of Pamela Flood (above) and her husband Ronan Ryan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Pamela Flood, her husband Ronan Ryan and their family are still at risk this weekend of being put on the street by the Dublin City Sheriff after a Hig(...)

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