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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(...)

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(...)

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