Social worker Jennifer O’Driscoll told gardaí it was very hurtful to be accused of taking money, Cork Circuit Court heard. Photograph: Google maps

A 47-year-old former social worker has walked free from court after a jury took less than 45 minutes to acquit her of nine counts of deception relatin(...)

John Meade was convicted of selling fake tickets to concerts by artists including Adele (above). Photograph: Getty

A 44-year-old man has been jailed for 12 months after he gained some €7,000 by selling fake tickets for concerts by Adele and Justin Bieber and Electr(...)

The judge said  what made the crime worse worse was that she used the names of actual children who were not even within the compass of the HSE.

A former social worker has been jailed for a year after she put the names of children who were never in care on a list of at risk youths to claim over(...)

Det Sgt Clodagh O’Sullivan agreed with defence barrister Sinead Behan that the defendant’s plea was of assistance to gardaí as it would have been a complex case to prosecute

A former social worker has been remanded in custody for sentence after a court heard how she put the names of children who were never in care on an o(...)

Jonathan Heaphy said the search lasted around nine hours during which time they removed skirting boards, window boards and floor boards, drilled dozens of holes in partition walls, removed a bath panel and a sink pedestal in the bathroom but found nothing and left the house “wrecked”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A convicted drug dealer and money launderer has failed in a civil action for compensation against An Garda Síochána over damage to his house during a (...)

A social worker put the names of children who were never in care on an official HSE register of at risk young people in order to carry out a fraud which allow her to claim almost €100,000 in payments, a court has heard.

A social worker put the names of children who were never in care on an official HSE register of at risk young people in order to carry out a fraud whi(...)

Five members of a Cork family have been given prison sentences after pleading guilty to money laundering offences in relation to more than €130,000. File photograph: Getty Images

Five members of a Cork family have been handed prison sentences after pleading guilty to money laundering offences in relation to more than €130,000. (...)