Gerard O Brien

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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(...)

Two men have been jailed for their parts in a bizarre incident where a shot was discharged when a gunman tripped over a dog which led to a high-speed (...)

McCarthy  was found guilty by a jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court

A man who “stormed into” a restaurant, knocking several table settings to the floor before making racist remarks and a threat to the owner, has had a(...)

Nicole Ryan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court: “you can do as you please and it holds no consequences”. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Nicole Ryan has described as “an insult” to her brother the sentences given to three accused for drug offences following an investigation into his de(...)

Viron  Kaja had   a silver tobacco case which had been given to him by his late grandfather stolen from him.

A 31-year old man has been jailed for four and a half-years for his part in a violent robbery of an Albanian man who was attacked as he went looking (...)

Judge Gerard O’Brien heard that Purcell had 44 previous convictions but  both attacks were  worrying in that they marked an escalation in his misbehaving.

A teenager who punched a pregnant woman in the face and knocked her to the ground as she walked home from work in Cork city has been jailed for two ye(...)

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