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Retired Kerry judge James O’Connor. Photograph:  Eamonn Keogh

Allegations that a former judge abused his position to pursue vulnerable women who were before his court raised “fundamental issues” because the claim(...)

Michael Murray, (50), formerly of Seafield Road, Killiney, Co Dublin

A convicted rapist has been sentenced to 16 further years in prison for a campaign of harassment and death threats directed at his victim and lawyers (...)

The man told gardai  that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been excluded from compensatory payments made to victims of birth defects caused by the Thalidomide drug. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term n(...)

The judge  said she would defer a sentence of 18 months’ detention for six months, when the matter will return to court to see how the boy has progressed. File photograph: Collins Courts

A boy who beat up a man with an iron bar and made racial slurs against his victim’s wife when he was aged just 13 has been given a deferred detention (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank who was jailed for his role in a €7.2 billion banking fraud, has been released from prison(...)

Bilal Ahmed shows scars from a knife wound he sustained in a racial attack outside his takeaway on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The large scar on Bilal Ahmed’s hand required thirty stitches to close up. Ten months on from the attack, it still causes him pain. The stabbing was (...)

The boy’s mother had been unable to exit the Luas until the next stop at Blackhorse and get another Luas back to her terrified son. Photograph: Google Street View

A four-year-old child was left stranded and screaming on a rail platform when a Luas driver closed the doors before his mother could exit the tram, a (...)

The girl had accompanied her aunt to the post Christmas sale at the Liffey Valley shopping centre, the judge heard.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A judge has approved a €18,500 settlement for an 11-year-old Co Kildare girl who seven years ago fractured a bone in her foot while travelling on an e(...)

The judge adjourned sentencing to allow a probation report be prepared and remanded Raymond McElwaine (68) in custody until October 8th, 2020, for finalisation of sentence. File photograph: The Irish Times

A judge has commended a survivor of child sexual abuse for her “strength and courage” in coming forward to make a complaint against her father due to (...)

Oliver Callely was standing on a balcony overlooking a crowded smoking area when he lit the firework which took off and got stuck between a man’s arm and body.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The son of former politician Ivor Callely has been ordered to perform community service in lieu of a prison sentence for lighting a firework in Copper(...)

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