Claire Loftus

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Eve Doherty, a Dublin-based garda, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

The trial of a garda for allegedly harassing a State solicitor has heard that none of the fingerprints found on abusive material matched those of the (...)

Kevin O’Connell was the lead investigator into allegations Seán FitzPatrick had misled the auditors of Anglo Irish Bank, Ernst & Young (EY), over a period of six years. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda decided not to launch a criminal investigation even though a solicitor with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) had (...)

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, the son of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Bantry, west Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud is the son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the French woman murdered near Schull in west Cork on December 23, 1996. Now age(...)

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said the largest number of requests for case decision reasons was in relation to sexual offences.

Only one decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) not to prosecute a case has been reversed in the past year, despite 192 applications f(...)

 Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said  her office is independent of Government and of the investigators, whether they be the Garda or the various regulatory agencies.

Ireland has one of the strictest rules in the common law world when it comes to the inadmissibility of illegally obtained evidence, the Director of Pu(...)

Ian Bailey: his lawyer Dominique Tricaud says: “Ian Bailey isn’t hiding. He has been questioned repeatedly by the Irish police. Yet he enjoys none of the rights of the accused.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey will be convicted of the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced to 30 years in prison, his lawyer in France, Dominiq(...)

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said rising fees for legal counsel last year was partly due to the establishment of the Court of Appeal,(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: her son said the family was no nearer to getting justice despite a lot of information emerging in two court actions taken by Ian Bailey

The son of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the failure of the Director of(...)

DPP Claire Loftus: says the cost of barristers’ fees to her office is being pushed up by white-collar prosecutions.

The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered that 44 per cent of suspects, whose cases were submitted to its office for a decision on prosecution in (...)

So-called presumptive tests “basically” confirm a substance is a controlled drug. Photograph: Eric Luke

Drug tests required by the courts are wasting significant resources in the Forensic Laboratory because defendants later plead guilty, a senior scient(...)

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