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A Swissport bus. Swissport Ireland  pleaded guilty to six separate summons concerning the use of marked gas oil in its vehicles on November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish arm of international airport ground handler Swissport has been hit with a €24,000 fine after it pleaded guilty to using “green diesel” at it(...)

‘We have modern technology and engineering that enables disabled people to use motor vehicles,’ the judge said. Photograph: iStock

A judge has banned a motorist from driving for six months after the driver’s car was found parked in a disabled parking space in Ennis, Co Clare. At (...)

A judge has trained his sights on broadcaster Joe Duffy. Photograph: Alan Betson

A District Court judge has accused RTÉ’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the media” of attacking the courts for not sentencing people. At(...)

Niamh O’Brien who ran for Fís Nua in the 2016 general election was banned from driving for five years.

A judge has stated that a former general election candidate engaged in “despicable behaviour” towards gardaí in a roadside incident in which a member (...)

Judge Patrick Durcan said: ‘I am confident that if you have half your mother’s decency that you will come out the other end.’

The mother of a man involved in a Christmas day burglary made an emotional plea to him in court to turn his life around and to come out of prison a be(...)

Prosecutions for speeding do not fall when they are handled by gardaí, the judge said. Photograph: Alan Betson

A judge yesterday described as “embarrassing” and a “charade” the failings in speeding prosecutions being brought before his court as he dismissed all(...)

Nationally, the Garda has admitted that 147,000 people were wrongly summoned to court over alleged notice offences and that 10 per cent of them were convicted. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last December, Judge Patrick Durcan, a man not shy about articulating his frustration at loopholes in the penalty points system, sat in Ennis District(...)

Evan Meehan from Shannon has pleaded guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls from their Facebook profiles to a pornographic site.

A judge warned a 22-year-old Shannon man who uploaded 19 girls’ Facebook profile pictures to a pornographic site that he faces jail if he does comply (...)

Sources confirm that the GoSafe consortium and at least two other operators have submitted tenders

A firm that holds a share of the Republic’s €100 million privatised GoSafe speed cameras contract is being pursued by the US city of Chicago for €330 (...)

A woman who posted details of a physical assault she suffered at the hands of her father on Facebook has been criticised by a judge.

A woman who posted details of a physical assault she suffered at the hands of her father on Facebook has been criticised by a judge. At the family c(...)