John Costello, outgoing chairman of the Parole Board. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A number of life-sentence prisoners were only being diagnosed with mental health issues or learning difficulties after 20 years in jail, with some vul(...)

 Handwritten  and floral tributes to Sarah Everard  placed at Clapham Common in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Violence against women barely exists. It is like radiation – deadly but invisible. Every now and then, a particularly terrible incident forces it to t(...)

Patrick Russell  was jailed for three years earlier this month for the theft of €215,000 from a businessman whom he was acting as an agent for in the purchase of a Co Kildare warehouse in 2015. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Jailed former barrister Patrick Russell (57) conned people out of more than €12 million in a litany of frauds that began in his early 20s, senior Gard(...)

Marta Herda knew her passenger Casa Orsos could not swim. Photograph: Collins Courts

One of the Garda’s most experienced criminal investigators has said the conviction of Marta Herda for the murder by drowning of a man who had an inten(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Catherine Nevin was found guilty of the murder of her husband Tom. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has ruled that Catherine Nevin’s conviction for the murder of her husband can be relied on by his family in their bid to ensure her (...)

Garrett Cooney’s legal career spanned 45 years. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

One of Ireland’s most prominent barristers Garrett Cooney has died following a short illness. Although he acquired a reputation as a leading practiti(...)

The High Court is due to rule  in October on Graham Dwyer’s bid to overturn a law permitting the use of personal mobile phone data during his trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is one of those awaiting key judgments as the new law term opens this week. The High Court is due to rule later in O(...)

Jack White’s Inn outside Arklow, where Tom Nevin was killed in 1996. File photograph: Eric Luke

The hearing of a Supreme Court appeal over a dispute relating to the estate of publican Tom Nevin, whose late wife Catherine Nevin was convicted of hi(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

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