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A man has been jailed for eight years for the “violent forceful rape” of a woman. Erick Mukoko (32) committed the offence after the woman refused a k(...)

An aspiring DJ found concealing heroin in his buttocks in a Garda station has been given a suspended jail term of two and a half years. Judge Karen O(...)

The court heard that between 30 to 40 of the boys’ friends were  present in the park when the incident took place. Photograph: ststephensgreenpark.ie

A teenager who viciously assaulted a young man with autism leaving him blind in one eye has been given a three year suspended sentence following a per(...)

 Gino Kenny TD; Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Cllr Fiona Ferguson, Old Park, Belfast; Brid Smith TD; and Gerry Carroll MLA, West Belfast, at the People Before Profit agm in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If the Green Party “wastes the huge surge in support” it received in May’s local elections by “propping up Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil” after a general e(...)

A man who claimed he was ‘off my head on crack’ when he carried out 13 robberies  has been given a nine-year sentence. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who claimed he was “off my head on crack” when he carried out 13 robberies over three months has been given a nine-year sentence for the thefts.(...)

Sipho Sibanda and Aylisha Hogan pictured at the launch of A Prison Without Walls - Asylum, Migration and Human Rights report. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Human rights activists have called on Stormont departments to used devolved powers to “step up and make Northern Ireland a good place for asylum seeke(...)

Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

 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(...)

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