Jeffrey Dumbrell: serving a life sentence for murder. File Photograph:  Collins Courts

“Notorious” murderer Jeffrey Dumbrell punched a prison nurse in the face while she was giving him his medication in Wheatfield Prison’s maximum securi(...)

Jeffrey Dumbrell will not serve extra time in prison for threatening a prison officer. File photograph: Collins Courts

A “notorious” murderer will not spend any extra time in prison for threatening to rip the head off a prison officer because of a legal anomaly. Jeffr(...)

Jeffrey Dumbrell, formerly of Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making threats to kill a prison officer at Wheatfield Prison on December 10th, 2014.  File photograph: Collins Courts

A convicted murderer threatened to rip the head off a prison officer and left him fearing for his life, a court has heard. Jeffrey Dumbrell (35), who(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has died aged 72: he was held in great affection by colleagues and members of the Bar. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

The death of Paul Carney, just a few months since his reluctant retirement from the Central Criminal Court, means the legal world has lost one of its (...)

File photograph of Jeffrey Dumbrell arriving in court in 2009. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí are expected to launch an investigation after a female nurse was assaulted during a routine cell visit in Dublin’s Wheatfield Prison on Tuesday(...)

 Mr Justice Paul Carney receives a congratulatory handshake from the president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns,  at the Four Courts   on the occasion of  his retirement.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Paul Carney has served at the Central Criminal Court since 1991, presiding over more rape and murder trials than any of his colleagues. Hig(...)