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 Paddy Harty of Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced by the Central Criminal Court to four years in jail for sexual assault. Photograph: Collins

A convicted burglar who was on the run when he carried out a sexual assault on a woman he met in a pub has been jailed for four years. In April 2015 (...)

Snow in Co Antrim. Driving conditions across Northern Ireland are difficult because of heavy snow, police said. Photograph: Lisa Southgate/PA Wire

A trial at the Special Criminal Court was delayed on Wednesday because three of the accused were trapped in Belfast by bad weather. Kevin Hannaway ((...)

A man who raped his daughter while she was recovering from serious leg burns has been jailed for 13 years for abusing her and her young cousin. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who raped his daughter while she was recovering from serious leg burns has been jailed for 13 years for abusing her and her young cousin. The C(...)

The court found Seamus McGrane (63) discussed an operation involving explosives in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles two years ago.

A dissident republican leader convicted of directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of B(...)

File photograph: Collins Courts.

A “trusted” IRA member who purchased in a “surreptitious manner” the car used in the murder of a Northern Irish prison officer David Black has been ja(...)

David Black, who worked at the high-security Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim, was shot dead in 2012 as he drove to work on a motorway near Lurgan in Co Armagh on November 1st last.

A Dublin man who bought the car later used in the fatal shooting of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black will be sentenced later this month at (...)

The Special Criminal Court has refused an application by Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson (centre) to have a murder charge against him dismissed. File photograph: Reuters.

The Special Criminal Court has refused Frederick “Freddie” Thompson’s application to have a murder charge against him dismissed. The 36-year-old Dubl(...)

Regina Keogh (39) outside court.

A 39-year-old mother-of-five has been sent forward for trial at the non-jury Special Criminal Court for the murder of Gareth Hutch, who was shot dead (...)

Garda killer Adrian Crevan Mackin

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) must apply to the High Court for transcripts relating to appearances before the Special Criminal Court (...)

Due to concerns that the expectant mother can   fully comprehend what medics may need to do during the birth, the HSE is seeking to have her induced.

The HSE has asked the High Court for orders allowing a hospital induce the birth of a child whose mother has the mental age of less than eight amid co(...)

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