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Lawyers for a man acquitted of rape last year have told a court that his legal entitlement to anonymity is being breached by Google search results of (...)

 Alex Bravo (60) leaves court. Photograph: Collins Courts

An arthritis sufferer who was using cannabis to treat his pain has received a suspended jail term after being caught with more than 5kg of the drug. (...)

A man who assaulted a morning commuter on a Luas tram has been jailed. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A man who assaulted a morning commuter on a Luas tram has been jailed for 4 ½ years. Lee Murray (24), formerly of Sheepmoor Lawn, Blanchardstown, Dub(...)

The Dublin man pleaded guilty to 28 sample counts out of 78 charges of indecent assault of his niece on dates between 1982 and 1988

A man who repeatedly sexually abused his young niece has been jailed for 11 years. The man, who cannot be named to protect the anonymity of the victi(...)

Terence Maguire (63), of Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who caused “devastating damage” to his home and other houses by causing a gas explosion during an alleged suicide attempt has gone on trial. Te(...)

The offending came to light when the girl arrived home inebriated, having spent time drinking with the man. Her mother took her phone and found thousands of text messages between her and the man.

A UK resident who repeatedly travelled to Dublin to have sex with a teenage girl who he claimed he was in love with has been jailed for four and a hal(...)

Eoin Berkley’s development was significantly compromised by separation from people once close to him, and by possible sexual abuse experiences, Mr Justice Michael White noted. Photograph: Collins Courts

When gardaí arrested Eoin Berkley, who has been given a 14-year sentence for rape, they found it difficult to interview him; and difficult, too, to di(...)

John Joe Kiernan (86) of Forthill, Arva, Co Cavan, leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Monday  after his sentencing was adjourned for a week.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

A judge has praised the “unbelievable courage” of two siblings who went to gardaí­ last year to report sexual abuse they suffered 60 years ago. Mr Ju(...)

A Dublin man who took delivery of a stuffed toy which contained nearly €200,000 worth of cannabis has been jailed for dealing drugs.

A Dublin man who took delivery of a stuffed toy which contained nearly €200,000 worth of cannabis has been jailed for dealing drugs. The man, Michael(...)

A man who broke into his ex-partner’s home before repeatedly raping her and her teenage foster daughter during a cocaine-fuelled ‘night of horror’ has been jailed for 18 years. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who broke into his ex-partner’s home before repeatedly raping her and her teenage foster daughter during a cocaine-fuelled “night of horror” has(...)

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