Judge O’Callaghan said the man had shown total disregard for the consequences of his drug dealing, particularly when it came to heroin which was so damaging and destructive.

A 38 year-old-man described by gardaí as “a very significant drugs wholesaler” has had his 17 year jail term for drug offences reduced by four years a(...)

Darren Murphy. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Judgement has been reserved in the case of a 42-year-old Cork man appealing his conviction for the murder of his girlfriend six years ago. He had sta(...)

The court heard that with standard remission of 25 per cent, the man could have expected to finish serving his original sentence aged 83. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 69-year-old man sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for abusing two generations of his family has had his jail term shortened, in light of the fact h(...)

A Cork woman has had her prison sentence for participating in a cocaine “factory” cut in half by the Court of Appeal. Last year Molly Sloyan (26), fr(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The judicial council, once established, will set up a judicial conduct committee which will comprise eight judges and five lay people.

Legislation to create a judicial council has finally passed through the Dáil, following 20 years of tribulations, writes Colm Keena. So what is the j(...)

The retired doctor was found guilty by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of indecently assaulting two 15-year-old patients. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A retired doctor has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence for abusing two teenage boys in the 1970s. The 86-year-old man, who cannot b(...)

 John Downey  arrives at the Old Bailey in London in  February  2014. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

An alleged IRA bomber given a so-called “comfort letter” by the British government has lost his latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition t(...)

Thomas Healy  pleaded guilty to burglary of a residential apartment in Cork on July 21st, 2017. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A “persistent burglar” who made off with 70 cent from an apartment in Cork has had his four year jail term upheld by the Court of Appeal. Thomas Heal(...)

A barrister for the convicted man submitted the jury had been “pressurised” to return a a guilty verdict on count one, after unanimously finding his client  not guilty on counts two and three. He said the trial judge then told them to “persevere” in respect of count one.

Lawyers for a man jailed for indecently assaulting a babysitter almost 40 years ago have claimed the Donegal jury that convicted him were “pressurised(...)

Former solicitor Michael Lynn pictured on Tuesday afternoon  leaving court. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Letters sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions on behalf of struck-off solicitor Michael Lynn claimed the State was trying to “nail” an “innocent(...)

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