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Zoltan Almasi was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A truck driver who was put on trial accused of the same murder three times and saw a conviction quashed by the Supreme Court has been jailed for 11 ye(...)

The prosecutor told the jury that, for a murder verdict, the State had to prove that the accused had intended to kill or cause serious injury. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The barrister for a man, who killed a 20-year-old with a single blow of a baseball bat, has suggested that the force with which he wielded the bat cou(...)

The man accused of murder told the court he wanted to defend himself and his car. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A murder accused, who hit a 20-year-old man a fatal blow with a baseball bat, has denied knowing he had done “a terrible thing” when he left the scene(...)

The judge said women should be “as entitled as men not only to say no to sexual propositions but to leave those to whom they were apparently committed and move on to seek happiness elsewhere without that being trapped in a situation where violence could even partially excuse homicide”.

A significant new test set by the Supreme Court for those pursuing provocation as a partial defence to murder includes ruling out provocation on the (...)

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe greets members of the Defence Foirces at the commissioning ceremony of the 10th Potential Officers Course to the rank of officer at the Printworks in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Ladies and gentlemen,” intoned Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe as he addressed the commissioning ceremony of the newest officers of the Defence Force(...)

Left to right: Adrian Bayley who was jailed for life for murdering Jill Meagher in Melbourne; Mark Nash, who murdered two women and was previously convicted for murdering two others; Brian Hennessy who was jailed for three life sentences for murdering Sharon Whelan and her daughters; and Clive Sharp jailed for life after confessing to the murder of Irish vet Catherine Gowing

Zoltan Almasi had just come home from work when he heard someone banging on his van outside his Naas home. He took a baseball bat and went to investig(...)

Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan at the Central Criminal Court remanded Zoltan  Almasi in custody to be sentenced on Wednesday, March 16th. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Hungarian national has been found guilty of murdering a 20-year-old Kildare man with a baseball bat. Zoltan Almasi (44), with an address at Harbour(...)