Fiona Ferguson

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 The 39-year-old man was convicted by a Central Criminal Court jury following a trial last May of two counts of the anal rape of the woman at their Co Mayo home on December 18th, 2015. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Mayo resident convicted of raping his wife twice in one night has been jailed for nine years. The 39-year-old man, who cannot be identified to p(...)

Margaret Wall Brady and Tony Rochford’s sister Gillian Wall, protest  outside the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court against his conviction. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A man who caused over half a million euro in damage and loss of earnings to the eFlow toll collection system on the M50 has been jailed for two and a (...)

 Irish Laser sailor Sean Craig of the Royal St George Yacht Club racing downwind on Dublin Bay, the venue for September’s Laser World Master Championships. Photograph: David O’Brien

The fortunes of Dublin’s Laser dinghy fleet are on the rise as the prospect of international competition on home waters breathes new life into the sin(...)

Optimist dinghies racing off Dún Laoghaire’s West Pier at the Volvo Youth Sailing National Championships. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport/Irish Sailing

Long-awaited summer-like sunshine graced the 196-boat fleet on the final day of the Volvo Youth Sailing National Championships on Dublin Bay on Sunday(...)

Melvin Rattigan (21), of St Mary’s Park, Dunsink Lane, Finglas, Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he received 240 hours of community service. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 18-year-old driver who fled the scene after his car hit a cyclist has been sentenced to community service in lieu of going to prison. Melvin Rattig(...)

A man who defrauded a foreign student who was duped into renting a non-existent room may perform community service in lieu of a prison sentence. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who defrauded a foreign student who was duped into renting a non-existent room may perform community service in lieu of a prison sentence. Ashl(...)

A man who placed a seatbelt around a taxi driver’s neck and tried to choke him as he drove down a slip road onto a motorway has been jailed. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A man who placed a seatbelt around a taxi driver’s neck and tried to choke him as he drove down a slip road onto a motorway has been jailed for one ye(...)

The court heard Fitzgerald had an extraordinarily unhappy and violent childhood.

A Kerry man who broke into the home of a vulnerable woman and sexually assaulted her before stealing money will be sentenced next week at the Central (...)

North Belfast: Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane and DUP contender Nigel Dodds have been deeply affected by the North’s Troubles. Photographs PA

There is a dark symmetry between the two main candidates in the Westminster general election contest for North Belfast. In 1989 the UDA went into the(...)

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said it had been a shocking and violent attack on the victim by a man she knew and trusted enough to allow into her home.

A man who tricked his way into his neighbour’s house before raping her at knife point and threatening to kill her in an ordeal that lasted over two ho(...)

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