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(...)

Ian Bailey is appealing the March 2015 dismissal of his claim that various gardaí had conspired to frame him for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge probably should not have warned key witness Marie Farrell about perjury in front of the jury hearing Ian Bailey’s damages case but (...)

Ian Bailey arrives  at the Four Courts  with his partner, Jules Thomas for a Court of Appeal hearing. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge “unfairly disparaged” Marie Farrell, a key witness for Ian Bailey, during his civil case for damages against the Garda Commissioner(...)

Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Michael Delaney SC, said it was difficult to find a case of aggravated burglary of comparable gravity. File photograph: Collins Courts

A number of men who received sentences of up to 20 years’ imprisonment for an aggravated burglary in Co Tipperary have moved to appeal the severity of(...)

John Stanley Purcell brought two actions alleging his reputation and right to earn a living had been damaged as a consequence of the proposed inquiry.

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has lost his High Court bid to stop the Central Bank’s proposed administrative inquiry o(...)

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