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 A 39-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife have pleaded not guilty to two charges of assault causing serious harm and three charges of child cruelty at the family home in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A father who is accused of child cruelty of his daughter denied to gardaí he tortured the child and said he did not know where her multiple injuries c(...)

The man told gardai  that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been excluded from compensatory payments made to victims of birth defects caused by the Thalidomide drug. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term n(...)

A jury has found a man guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting his daughter over a four-year period.

A jury has found a man guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting his daughter over a four-year period. The 64-year-old had pleaded not guilty to the o(...)

The Central Criminal Court is hosting trials at GAA Headquarters due to social distancing and public health requirements. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Legal history was made on Wednesday morning when the first criminal trial to take place in Croke Park opened before a jury. The Central Criminal Cour(...)

Counsel for the man said his client had done the wrong thing for the right reasons. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A Swedish citizen has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to trafficking an illegal immigrant into the State. Lawyers for Farhan Abdiriza(...)

The man has pleaded not guilty to three Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Lawyers for a man accused of raping a woman who was seeking asylum have suggested to the alleged victim that her objective in meeting the defendant wa(...)

 Kai Zhu (38) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to his wife at their home on Sallymount Avenue, on May 13th last. Photograph: Collins Courts

An off-duty garda assaulted in her own home by her partner has told a court that she believed she was going to die during the attack. In a victim-imp(...)

The scene sealed off near Grafton Street. Photograph: Dan Griffin

A man who brought hatchets, a hammer and a wheel brace to a violent brawl outside a Dublin city nightclub has been jailed. Ahmad Majeed (26) was in a(...)

Judge Pauline Codd said the offending material involved the ‘gross exploitation’ of children, which she described as ‘abhorrent’.  File photograph: Collins Courts

A former bank worker caught with thousands of sexually explicit images of children has been given a fully suspended sentence. Robert Traynor (54) tol(...)

New GAA president Larry McCarthy sat of the ’Towards 2034’ committee. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The opposition of events, as Harold Macmillan put it before someone edited his reply into something snappier, is the greatest difficulty for all leade(...)

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