Isobel Kennedy

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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(...)

  Gardai at Jonathan Dowdall’s house on the Navan Road in  Dublin last year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man who was falsely imprisoned and waterboarded by a former Sinn Fein councillor has alleged the accused told him he was a member of the IRA and his(...)

Former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall

A court will hear further submissions today in the case of a former Sinn Féin councillor and his father, who pleaded guilty to torturing and threateni(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy said at the Central Criminal Court (above) that  Keith Aherne (23) aided and abetted the commission of the offence and was liable as a principal offender.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An unemployed Cork man who held a woman down while another man raped her has been jailed for nine years. Keith Aherne (23) was convicted last March a(...)

Angela Kerins pictured arriving at the Four Courts last year. Photograph: Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC)must pay two thirds of the costs of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins failed case over its conduct of hearings co(...)

Geraldine Hughes Byrne and Joan Taite, who were sexually abused as children by Andrew Reilly, who in January was jailed for eight years for his abuse of them. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Joan Taite first went to a therapist, in 1988, to talk about the sexual abuse she suffered at the age of 14, she was asked what she wanted to get(...)

The prosecution said Martin  McHale was involved in ’nefarious activities associated with membership of the IRA’.

A Cork man who told gardaí ­ he had gone to Monaghan for “a drinking session” and did not know there was half-a-tonne of fertliser in the van he was d(...)

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