Tomasz Paszkiewicz  had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

A meat factory worker has been jailed for nine years for using his boning knife to kill his housemate after losing hundreds of euro to him in poker. (...)

Ms Justice Tara Burns, presiding, said the two men were part of a ‘carefully planned operation’. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two Limerick men have received sentences totalling 21 years after armed gardai stopped them in a car and found a loaded handgun, a petrol canister, la(...)

A  jury at the Central Criminal Court found the man guilty of the count of rape but disagreed on the count of sexual assault

A father of three who raped a woman in the back of his car while on a trip to the beach has been jailed for six and a half years. The man (37), who c(...)

The Central Criminal Court heard the accsued used his ‘kill floor’ boning knife to stab his housemate after losing hundreds of euro to him in a New Year’s Eve poker game. File  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the murder trial of a Cavan meat factory worker, who killed his poker opponent with a knife from the fac(...)

Richard O’Mara (31), with an address at Walnut Avenue, Kingswood, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape on October 18th, 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Co Clare man has been jailed for 12 years for twice raping a schoolgirl at his sister’s birthday party. Richard O’Mara (31), with an address at Wal(...)

Referendum Commission chair Ms Justice Tara Burns speaking to students at the Dublin Adult Learning Centre in  Mountjoy Square on Tuesday.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland.

People in Ireland do not vote because when the Government gets an answer it does not want, it makes people vote again, the chair of the Referendum Com(...)

Ms Justice Burns said: ‘The people of Ireland are entitled to expect in their dealings with the banks that demands made of them are lawful and accurate and that care is exercised in computing and claiming the amounts due.’

A High Court judge has criticised a finance fund’s “cavalier” attitude to its dealings with a woman whose company operates a dairy farm in Co Tipperar(...)

The proposed legislation will see the time spent living apart by couples before becoming eligible for divorce be cut from four years out of the preceding five to two years out of the previous three. File photograph: iStock

The government has announced the establishment of the referendum commission for the upcoming vote on reducing the waiting time for a divorce from four(...)

Ms Justice Tara Burns sentenced the man to three years imprisonment, but suspended the final year of the sentence for one year. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A Sligo man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl who told him she was two months pregnant has received a partially suspended sentence. The man (31), w(...)

David O’Loughlin assaulted Liam Manley and picked him up before opening a steel door on a rubbish chute and throwing him head first down it. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 32-year-old has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted of the murder of a vulnerable 59-year-old man whom he assaulted and threw(...)

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