Charlotte Mulhall in 2006. She and her sister Linda were convicted for the killing of their mother’s boyfriend, Farah Swaleh Noor. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Charlotte Mulhall, who has served 14 years of a life sentence for murder of her mother’s boyfriend, has brought a High Court challenge over being move(...)

Dubliner Linda Mulhall has been released at the expiry of her 15-year manslaughter sentence for her role in the killing of  Farah Swaleh Noor (39), a native of Kenya, on March 20th, 2005. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A woman jailed for a notorious killing involving the dismembering of a man’s remains has been released from prison. Dubliner Linda Mulhall has been r(...)

Kenneth O’Brien: his torso was found in a suitcase by walkers at the Grand Canal near Celbridge, Co Kildare

Though cases of dead bodies being dismembered are rare, there have been a number in Ireland in recent years. While one might associate such barbarity(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years service as a judge of the High Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who died today, retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years (...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has retired, has been  described as an “innovator” and a “strong advocate” of the rights of victims who was instrumental in putting together a structured criminal justice system that is “fit for purpose”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior criminal judge Mr Justice Paul Carney has retired after warm tributes were paid to him at the Four Courts.Tributes were lead(...)

Louise Phillips: “I didn’t need the reader to agree with the killer’s actions, far from it, but I did want them to be drawn to her, to want to know more about her, and rather than being offended and enraged by her contradiction of the female carer, to be pulled into the why of the story”

Writing about a fictional female killer has its challenges and, as I discovered, requires a whole separate body of research to back it up, particularl(...)