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Counsel for Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson argued there were  very few pieces of evidence in the case and ‘no forensic connection’ between his client and two  cars ‘unquestionably involved’.

Judges at the Special Criminal Court have said they will deliver a verdict next month in the case of Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson, who is accused of m(...)

Tipperary hurler Cathal Barrett has been remanded on continuing bail charged with a drink-driving related offence. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO.

Tipperary hurler Cathal Barrett has been remanded on continuing bail charged with a drink-driving related offence. Mr Barrett (24), of Beakstown, Hol(...)

Poolbeg incinerator in  Ringsend. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The operator of the Poolbeg incinerator has been fined €1,000 and ordered to pay €14,000 in costs after a “glitch” led to breaking its environmental p(...)

Telecoms watchdog Comreg is   constrained legally to prosecuting certain regulatory breaches in the District Court, limiting the penalties that can apply

Regulation really only works when the regulator has teeth. So what are we to make of Yourtel and the €66,000 slap on the wrist it received on Monday f(...)

Those who opted to sign up were supposed to be billed by Eir for line rental only and by Yourtel for calls. However, in most cases Yourtel did not even contact Eir to have the customers switched before proceeding to bill them

Telecoms firm Yourtel has been fined €66,000 for repeatedly billing customers for landline services it never actually provided. Following an investig(...)

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said it appeared the accused men had ‘skills in such matters’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Two Mayo brothers who were caught making a bomb in their shed have each been handed sentences of five and a half years by the Special Criminal Court. (...)

A semi-automatic pistol with a fully-loaded magazine was found on the floor of the van, as well as other loose ammunition in a black hold-all bag, the court heard. Photograph: iStock

Two Dublin men have been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition. Michael Finlay (36) of Maplewood Road, Tallaght, (...)

Jonathan Dowdall

A former Sinn Féin councillor and his father have been charged at the Special Criminal Court with intent to commit false imprisonment. Jonathan Dowda(...)

Former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall

A former Sinn Féin councillor and his father, both charged with intent to commit false imprisonment, have been refused bail at the Special Criminal Co(...)

Three men accused of falsely imprisoning a Dublin family have been returned for trial to the Special Criminal Court. In December, at Cloverhill Dist(...)

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