The accused told the court he was the ‘victim of a series of unfortunate lies’. Photograph:   Collins Courts

An alleged IRA member accused of raping two teenage boys at a republican safe house has told his trial he had consensual sex with one of the complaina(...)

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said the woman was ‘groomed into submission’ by O’Dwyer who was in a position of trust. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Limerick man who was “obsessed” with his partner’s young daughter has been jailed for 11 years for raping and sexually abusing her. Liam O’Dwyer (4(...)

Independent House, Talbot Street, home to Independent News & Media. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Director of Public Prosecutions is pursuing a contempt of court action against the Irish Independent following the collapse of a rape trial late l(...)

A US police poster seeking the arrest of Samuel Joseph Tucker.

The High Court has ordered the extradition of a 23-year-old man wanted in the United States to face a manslaughter charge after a high-speed single-ve(...)

A senior probation officer at Arbour Hill prison told the court it was the view of the clinical team dealing with the offender that the conditions attached to the suspended sentence were not met. File photograph: Frank Miller

A rapist who had part of his prison term suspended will be released this weekend, despite an allegation that he did not participate adequately in a se(...)

 A US police poster seeking the arrest of Samuel Joseph Tucker

An alleged fugitive who is wanted in the United States to face a manslaughter charge after a high-speed car crash which killed a young woman, claims h(...)

Judge told jury he was going to discharge them because of ‘unprecedented media coverage’ in the ‘Irish Independent’ over the weekend.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A rape trial in the Central Criminal Court has collapsed as a result of reports published at the weekend in the Irish Independent newspaper. One art(...)

Desmond Duffy  pleaded not guilty to the murder of Desmond Sullivan (59) at the home they shared in Somerville Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6 on May 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 70-year-old man has walked free from court after being found not guilty by a jury of murdering his “abusive” and “violent” partner in Dublin two yea(...)

Gardaí along the Grand Canal at Ardclough, Co Kildare. Paul Wells snr admitted chopping up the body of Kenneth O’Brien and dumping his remains in the canal in a suitcase and shopping bags.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man who was jailed for life on Tuesday for murdering his friend and then dismembering his body with a chainsaw is suspected by gardaí of being invol(...)

Kenneth O’Brien: shot dead by Paul Wells

A jury will resume deliberating on Tuesday morning in the trial of a murder accused who ‘chopped’ his friend up with a chainsaw after shooting him in (...)

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