Dr Bassam Naser. Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 16 months’ imprisonment, describing him as an intelligent man who knew what he was doing.    Photograph: Alan Betson

The residents of Howth and Sutton are renowned for many things, but campaigning on behalf of convicts is not one of them. However, such is the level (...)

Declan O’Carolan, a detective garda from Skerries, Co Dublin,  leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A judge has thrown out a €60,000 damages claim by a detective garda, saying he failed to satisfy her that he and his five-year-old son were knocked of(...)