Peter Kenny leaving Bridewell District Court in Dublin following a court appearance in 2010. File Photograph:  Collins Courts

A convicted murderer whose lawyers claimed he could not get a fair trial due to the “scandalous” handling of a Garda informer has had his conviction u(...)

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

A few years ago on a rural back road in Co Kildare, the owner of a stone cottage draped black and white hand-painted signs over his gates. They signal(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon said the decision to permit the jury’s visit to the chute in the absence of an application from either the defence or the prosecution was technically unlawful

A Cork man found guilty of murdering a man he assaulted and forced into the refuse chute of an apartment building, where he got snagged and died, has (...)

The State has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn its decision permitting a retrial of part of Ian Bailey’s civil action over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins.

The State has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn its decision permitting a retrial of part of Ian Bailey’s civil action over the conduct of the Gar(...)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the bus was carrying more than 30 students on a school run. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A vehicle testing firm found guilty of breaching health and safety laws in the testing of a school bus subsequently involved in a fatal crash has brou(...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Cour of Appeal in the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ian Bailey has lost most grounds of his appeal against a High Court jury’s rejection of his civil action for damages against the Garda Commissioner an(...)

Ian Bailey: he  has appealed  a High Court jury’s dismissal of his claim that various gardaí conspired to frame him for the  murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The mother of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has said the decision by the Irish courts not to extradite Ian Bailey to face trial in France is “simply scand(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham said there was evidence the victim, who was the man’s second cousin, engaged in self-harm as a teenager and experienced significant psychological damage. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 57-year-old Dublin man jailed for the “intense” sexual abuse of a young relative while she was being cared for in his home, has lost an appeal again(...)

Mr Justice Birmingham said the jail term of 13 years was undoubtedly a significant one however the Court of Appeal was satisfied that the case had to be met with a severe sentence. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Court of Appeal has upheld a 13-year-jail term imposed on a man for raping a woman four times in a single incident after inviting her to his home (...)

Tadhg O’Dalaigh  acknoweldged during the course of the trial that he had indecently assaulted 10 boys at the school, but adamantly denied assaulting the complainant.

A priest who was jailed for indecently assaulting a schoolboy in the 1970s has had his conviction quashed over a trial judge’s decision not to warn th(...)

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