John Aylmer

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Alicia Shaw:  pleaded guilty to sample charges of taking money from an 82-year-old woman in Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

A mother of three who took a Co Donegal pensioner’s bank card and used it to steal her life savings of almost €27,000 has been jailed for 18 months. (...)

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. Mark(...)

Monica Lawlor BL, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said Finbarr Boyle stole money from a school for ‘selfish reasons’ including a ‘very large amount of golf equipment’. File photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

A former principal who stole €204,000 from his school for golf equipment and weekends away, has been sent to jail after his original suspended sentenc(...)

The handover of Ian Drennan’s report to the committee has been complicated by the issue of whether the document would be subject to privilege granting him legal immunity from defamation actions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The State’s corporate watchdog has asked an Oireachtas committee to clarify whether a report on the collapse of the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank c(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May 2017 after he was acquitted on all charges. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The State’s corporate law watchdog has sought to cast blame beyond its office for the collapse of the criminal trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairm(...)

In his letter, Kevin O’Connell complains he has become ‘the personification’ of all that went wrong, and suggests he is not wholly to blame. Photograph: Collins Courts

The man whose shredding of files helped collapse the trial of former Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick wants a public hearing to explain his errors. Ke(...)

A paedophile who tipped off gardaí about plans by other men to ‘share’ an 11-year-old boy was found in possession of child pornography when officers subsequently raided his house.

A paedophile who tipped off gardaí about plans by other men to “share” an 11-year-old boy was found in possession of child pornography when officers s(...)

Ian Drennan said he “remained available to assist the committee in whatever way possible and would attend before the committee on whatever date specified in due course.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The Director of Corporate Enforcement, the State’s company watchdog, may appear before an Oireachtas committee this year in what would be a first appe(...)

John O’Donnell (37) had pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault causing harm to Seamus O’Donnell (29). Image: Twitter.

A Donegal county councillor has been found not guilty of assault after a 4½ day trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court. John O’Donnell (37) had pleaded (...)

Gardaí were first alerted to the attack when a woman noticed a distressed man on the upstairs window ledge of a house e in Letterkenny.

A man who bit the top of his friend’s ears off in Co Donegal has been jailed for four years. Anthony Dempsey attacked John Kelly on November 5th last(...)

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