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A Dublin man left behind a bicycle with his name on it, after making off with €500 from a church, a court heard on Monday. Justin Murray cycled to th(...)

Judge Melanie Greally said she accepted Michael McDermott (43) had taken a large number of tablets before breaking into the house and said it was apparent to gardaí he was so intoxicated he needed medical treatment. File photograph: Getty Images

A Wexford burglar was so intoxicated that he fell asleep on the homeowner’s bed after piling up the items he intended to steal, a court has heard. Mi(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan: The judge remanded him on continuing bail to January 9th, when a date will be set for a sentencing hearing. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Former Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan has been found guilty of assaulting a customer with a broken glass last year in his family’s pub in Ballybay, Co Mona(...)

The judge also took into account Murray’s many previous convictions including 23 for burglary.

A man who kicked a 12-year-old boy and stole his savings after forcing his way into the child’s home has been jailed. Justin Murray (38) made sure (...)

Kelvin Lynch of Wolfe Tone Street, pleaded guilty to assault in Copper Face Jacks nightclub on Harcourt Street.

A man has been given a suspended sentence for breaking a stranger’s nose in Copper Face Jack’s nightclub in Dublin because he thought he had taken his(...)

A man who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old agency worker caring for his elderly mother has been given a 3½-year suspended sentence. Declan Jordan (4(...)

A father of three who was caught by gardaí­ hiding a heroin filled football in a front garden has been sentenced to four years in prison with the final year suspended. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A father of three who was caught by gardaí­ hiding a heroin filled football in a front garden has been sentenced to four years in prison with the fina(...)

Aaron Kelly (20), who boxes in the super heavyweight division, lured the dealer to a location on the premise of buying drugs and assaulted him. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A member of the Ireland amateur international boxing team has been jailed for a year for assaulting a drug dealer during a drugs robbery and threateni(...)

Peadar King with Richard Murphy in Sri Lanka: a series of interviews with Murphy will be screened at the inaugural Inish festival on Inishbofin on Saturday evening.  Photograph: Dave Brandt

Democracy is alive and well on Irish offshore islands, if the tallies from last week’s referendum are anything to go by. Two of three Aran islands vot(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he hoped to publish the Bill on the merger of the IHRC and the Equality Authority before Christmas. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Legislation providing for the merger of the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and the Equality Authority is expected to be published “before Christ(...)