Patricia O Connor’s body was dismembered into 15 separate parts

A brother and sister have described finding a human torso in the Wicklow mountains while having a picnic, with one of them describing the body part as(...)

Gardaí at the Rathfarnham  home of Patricia O’Connor whose dismembered body was found  in the Wicklow Mountains. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A Dublin man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a 61-year-old grandmother whose dismembered remains were found scattered across the Wicklow mountains(...)

Ana Kriégel’s body   was found in an abandoned farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin, in May 2018. Photograph: Family handout/PA

May 2018 seemed like a particularly bad time to be female in Ireland. As the country prepared to vote to abolish the constitutional ban on abortion at(...)

 Paul Anthony McDermott’s funeral was held in same church he   had married his wife Annick five years previously and where his sons  were baptised in the following years. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott was remebered as a “fantastic father” and a person with “a great sense of justice” during his funeral Mass in Dublin.(...)

A jury of seven men and five women took two hours and 40 minutes to find Robert Lawlor (35) not guilty on all five charges against him. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A father of three has been found not guilty of threatening to murder his former girlfriend’s partner and of attempting to murder his mother He was al(...)

Ana Kriégel. Photograph courtesy of family.

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook and Twitter, where the identities of the two boys who murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriégel were shared, have(...)

THE ANA KRIÉGEL MURDER TRIAL SHOWED HOW PERVASIVE AND ACCESSIBLE ONLINE BULLYING AND VIOLENT PORNOGRAPHY HAVE BECOME IN IRELAND. IN A MAJOR REPORT,(...)

Geraldine and Patric  Kriégel, parents of murdered schoolgirl Ana, leaving court on Tuesday  after the sentence hearing. Photograph:  Collins Courts

It has not been possible to establish why Ana Kriégel was murdered last year, detectives said, as her teenage killers were jailed for life and 15 year(...)

Supt John Gordon and Chief Supt Lorraine Wheatley speak to the media after the sentencing. Photograph: Alan Betson

A group of schoolchildren in burgundy jumpers, grey trousers and kilts milled around the ground floor of the Central Criminal Court on Tuesday morning(...)

 Geraldine and Patric Kriégel at the Criminal Courts of Justice after the sentencing hearing. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ana Kriégel’s father has said “forever is not long enough” after two boys were sentenced to life in prison and 15 years respectively for killing her. (...)

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