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 Lisa Lawlor with her parents Maureen and Francis, who were both killed in the Stardust tragedy in 1981. Ms Lawlor, 38, who was just 17-months-old when her parents died, has given her support to a call for a new inquest for the first time. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

Nobody in authority wants to know how the victims of the Stardust nightclub fire were killed, relatives of some of those who died in the blaze 37 year(...)

Families  have condemned the judge’s report as ‘rude and aggressive’ and ‘a shambles’. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families of some of the 48 people who died in the Stardust nightclub fire have rejected a report recommending that there should be no new inquiry into(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone is expected to give an update on the Tuam scandal to her Cabinet colleagues. hotograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The past week has seen troubling aspects of the past dominate the political agenda, and the Cabinet is today expected to discuss the disturbing prelim(...)

Anthony Handley has won an appeal against his sentence for dangerous driving causing death, with the court saying the two-year sentence imposed was unduly harsh. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who killed a young mother and seriously injured her 15-week-old child when he hit them with his car while in “a micro-sleep” has had the balance(...)

Domestic abuse: one of the three areas where extra care is needed with restorative justice

The case of John Carvin, a 45-year-old man from Swords, Co Dublin who sexually abused his brother’s stepdaughter, was depressingly unremarkable for th(...)

The jury in the trial of three former officials at Anglo Irish Bank has been told closing arguments will begin in the case on Friday. Following legal (...)

Gail O’Rorke has been acquitted at the Circuit Criminal Court of helping her friend take her own life. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman has been acquitted of attempting to assist the suicide of her friend by helping her travel to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. The j(...)

 Gail O’Rorke who was on Friday found not guilty on two of the three charges against her. Photograph: Collins Courts

CONOR GALLAGHER The jury in the trial of a woman accused of helping her friend take her own life has been ordered to find her not guilty on two of the(...)

A judge has sent a serial burglar to another court for sentence after hearing that the man had previously broken into his house

A judge has sent a serial burglar to another court for sentence after hearing that the man had previously broken into his house.Vincent McNally (32) w(...)

Former solicitor Thomas Byrne, whose legal team applied successfully yesterday to Judge Patrick McCartan for an additional day’s legal aid to cover a hearing in the High Court last October. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Former solicitor Thomas Byrne has appeared in court for a legal aid applica- tion in connection with his trial for stealing €52 million from ba(...)

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