Eoin Vickers (35), described by a judge as ‘a manipulative, controlling and violent man’, was 28 when he first began the relationship with the girl (14). File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man has been jailed for nine years for a “hugely damaging” and abusive sexual relationship he had with a 14-year-old girl. Eoin Vickers (35), descr(...)

Dan Flynn leaving court after a sentencing hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

A pensioner who raped a six-year-old girl in 1979 will be jailed for two years after prison authorities assess how his medical care needs will be met (...)

Patrick Nevin: to be sentenced next month. File photograph: Collins Courts

A serial sex offender who attacked three women in the space of 11 days after meeting them through Tinder will be sentenced next month following the co(...)

Igna Ozolina: denies murder of  Audrius Pukas. Photograph: Press 22

A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a woman accused of murdering a Lithuanian man in C(...)

Stephanie Ng (27), a slightly-built south Dublin woman of Malaysian descent, relayed her recollections at the Central Criminal Court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

When Stephanie Ng regained consciousness on the afternoon of December 23rd, 2017 the sound of waves and seagulls made her think she was dreaming. “Th(...)

A view along the seafront at Queen’s Road, Dún Laoghaire. Image: Google Maps

A 15-year-old boy tried to murder a woman he met on social media after suggesting they take a selfie at the water’s edge in Dún Laoghaire, where he kn(...)

Rihards Lavickis  has pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.

A murder accused told gardaí that his first attempts to strike the deceased with a knife didn’t work so he "put more effort into it". The drug dealer(...)

Desmond Coyle (60) stabbed 58-year-old Romanian national Calo Carpaci at the deceased’s home on May 24th, 2017. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A Limerick man who was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter for stabbing an “aggressive” beggar to death will be sentenced next Monday at t(...)

A photograph of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe shot while on escort duty in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth in 2013.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The family of the late Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, shot nearly six years ago while on armed escort duty near the Border, has been awarded €1.3 mil(...)

Brian Rattigan  leaving court in August  2001  after he was found guilty  of the murder of Declan Gavin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 38-year-old Dubliner in prison for most of his adult life has asked forgiveness from the mother of the man he killed in 2001 ahead of being sentence(...)

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