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Former Anglo Irish Bank director Willie McAteer  is already serving a three-and-a-half-year prison term imposed in July 2016 for his part in a  €7.2 billion fraud. The latest sentence will run alongside this. File photograph: Collins Courts

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Willie McAteer will not serve any extra time in prison for receiving a fraudulent loan in September 2008 in order to(...)

The Oudenbosch Basilica in the Netherlands, where Van Wilderoden (inset) planned a lavish society wedding to  Tara Elliott, daughter of a wealthy Scottish-Irish aristocrat. Photograph via Omroep Brabant

Last week Dublin Circuit Criminal Court dealt with a shoplifting case. Nothing unusual there, bar the fact that the accused was a Dutch national who (...)

Bernadette Warnock (63), of Garretstown, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Collins Courts

A court has ruled that the Health Service Executive (HSE) must receive €63,500 in compensation from the former director of a hepatitis C support group(...)

The Laois man’s conviction is the second for marital rape this year and the fourth since it was criminalised in 1990. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Laois man beat and raped his wife after she insulted him about his ability to attract women. The 45-year-old was convicted on Thursday at the Centr(...)

Anthony Hussey from Sneem, Co Kerry: sentenced to 13 years for the brutal rape of a 73-year-old woman. Photograph: Michelle Cooper Galvin

There is no such thing as a typical rapist. Experts agree that factors such as addiction, education levels or past offending, which are often useful i(...)

The  Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin. Conor Gallagher says that trials can often  become a “revictimisation for a lot of people and they find it absolutely horrendous”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Earlier this week, in the wake of the Stanford sexual assault case in the US, the writer and poet Sarah Maria Griffin wrote a series of tweetsthat tur(...)

Despite public outcry in recent years about light sentencing for rape, the data suggests non-custodial rape sentences remain the exception, while fully suspended terms remain extremely rare. File photograph: Getty Images

The average sentence for rape in Ireland has increased by almost a year to 10 years over the past decade, according to an analysis of sentencing data.(...)

A man has pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 165 counts of rape and sexual assault against one boy and 40 similar offences against his brother between 1993 and 2003 at his  home.

A man is to be sentenced next year for raping and sexually assaulting two young brothers hundreds of times and for making them commit incest with each(...)

Liam Dowling of Fitzgibbon Court, Fitzgibbon Street, Dublin told gardaí that the dog had run off when he had taken it off its lead, but later admitted killing the pet. Photograph: Collins.

A Dublin man who violently killed his sick dog in a park full of children has been ordered to carry out community service. Liam Dowling’s case was adj(...)

Gail O’Rorke has pleaded not guilty to aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the suicide of Bernadette Ford.

A woman has gone on trial accused of assisting someone in taking their own life by helping them obtain and take a toxic substance.Gail O’Rorke (43) of(...)

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