Fiona Lydon

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The garda witness said that when he entered the bus he outlined the legislation to the defendant, telling him he was committing an offence under the Health Act 1947. File photograph: The Irish Times

A Bus Éireann passenger who wore a mask on his head “like a hat” and refused to wear it properly for “health reasons” was sentenced to two months in p(...)

Francis Carr, Cappaghduff, Tourmakeady, Co Mayo, was the driver of a car involved in a crash in 2017 in which, Orla O’Malley (18) and Seán Halloran (20) died. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A man from the west of Ireland extradited from the US overnight, appeared before Castlebar District Court on Thursday morning on a charge of dangerous(...)

The court was told two cases involving breaches of Covid-19 regulations have already been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration. File photograph: Getty

Gardaí have objected to the renewal of a licence for a pub on Achill Island in Co Mayo for alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations in one of the firs(...)

James Kilroy, of Kilbree Lower, Westport, Co Mayo, who has been charged with the murder of his wife, Valerie French Kilroy, being taken away by detectives at Castlebar District Court. Photograph: Conor McKeown

A 46-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his wife in Co Mayo. James Kilroy, with an address at Kilbree Lower, Westport, Co Mayo, was br(...)

Garrett Phillips from St Mary’s Terrace, Taylor’s Hill, Galway, pictured at the Central Criminal Court during his trial. File photograph: Collins

A convicted rapist failed to register as a sex offender with the Garda while out on bail for over two months awaiting sentence. Garrett Phillips (47)(...)

It was alleged that the man met the girl in an online chatroom when she was aged 15.

A man who won the UK lotto has been remanded in custody, with consent to bail, after being charged with having sex with an underage girl in Ireland. (...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds in 2010. The Circuit Court judge has been nominated for a High Court position. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has nominated Leonie Reynolds, a daughter of the former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, to be a judge of the High Court. Ms Reynolds is a (...)

Fiona Lydon was at home with her husband Pat and 23-year-old son at Tooreena near Renvyle, Co Galway,  at about 10.30am yesterday when lightning struck the roof of their bungalow, as the gale force winds of the previous night were subsiding. File photograph:  Nic Fulton/Reuters

A Connemara family has described their fortunate escape when their house was hit by lightning and set on fire yesterday morning. Fiona Lydon wa(...)