Gerard O Brien

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“Normally people grow out of bad behaviour. You need to smell the coffee,” the judge said to the offender.

It was entirely understandable how the public was becoming cynical about judges handing out suspended sentences given the frequency with which offende(...)

A scenes of crime examiner told the court there were six separate seats to the fire which had been started using oil, shredded paper and pallets and had caused extensive damage. File photograph: Getty Images

A 47-year-old company director has been given a 10-year suspended jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud. He was also ordered to pay more than €3(...)

Cathal O’Connor and Rory McCormack’s Handsome Burger in Galway is doing a two-for-one deal today

Today is National Burger Day and more than 500 outlets across Ireland, from takeaways to gourmet burger restaurants, are offering two for the price of(...)

Attendance at the official opening of the refurbished Cork courthouse on Anglesea Street. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A new €34.8 million criminal court complex in Cork will meet the city’s needs for decades to come, according to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.(...)

Margaret McCarthy Creedon  pleaded guilty to charges of  theft  while employed by Macroom Haulage

A 51-year-old woman who stole more than €200,000 from her employer over 13 years has been given a five-year suspended sentence after she repaid the m(...)

The judge said the accused had pleaded guilty to an offence of possessing the drug for sale or supply, knowing or being reckless to whether it was acquired for human consumption.

A 17-year-old has been sentenced to 12 months’ detention and supervision for possessing a psychoactive drug following a Garda investigation into the d(...)

The Judge said there were no aggravating factors, such as sppeding or drink, involved in the case.

A grieving mother told a truck driver who killed her son that she hoped he never experiences the death of one of his own children – before telling him(...)

Michael Cornacchia  died from ingesting ecstasy and U-47700. Photograph: Provision

A judge has expressed concern over a teenager’s lack of insight into his drug dealing after hearing the young man didn’t believe he should get a priso(...)

A 43-year-old man grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened to kill her  in view of their four children.

A 43-year-old man who grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened to kill her after telling her he would make her watch as he first killed their fou(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham said there was evidence the victim, who was the man’s second cousin, engaged in self-harm as a teenager and experienced significant psychological damage. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 57-year-old Dublin man jailed for the “intense” sexual abuse of a young relative while she was being cared for in his home, has lost an appeal again(...)

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