Mr Justice Tony Hunt: “As far as we are concerned, unless and until Court 2 is removed by legislation, we intend to make full use of it and we intend to give people the earliest possible trial date.” File photograph: Collins Courts

The senior presiding judge in the Special Criminal Court has said he was not made aware of plans to suspend operations of one of the non-jury courts, (...)

Police at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast where  a bomb  was found under a police officer’s car in the car park. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A Dublin man accused of IRA membership has been released on bail by the non-jury Special Criminal Court. Robert O’Leary (41) was arrested in Dublin l(...)

Ian Bailey pictured in Schull market. File photo: Enda O’Dowd

Journalist Ian Bailey has confirmed he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving by gardaí in West Cork but he later passed an intoxilyser test and w(...)

The three-judge court  heard Paul Beatty  was under surveillance as he cycled along the banks of the Royal Canal, carrying a revolver wrapped in a plastic bag.

An “important and trusted member” of an organised crime gang who was arrested with a loaded gun in Dublin’s north inner city has been jailed for seven(...)

 Patsy Hutch (centre): the intended target of the gang. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “hit for hire team” accused of planning to kill a Hutch family member were stopped by gardaí 250 metres from his home in Dublin’s north inner city, (...)

 The 42-year-old told the Central Criminal Court the sex was consensual at all times and he never threatened or forced himself on the woman. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 42-year-old man on trial for rape has denied threatening a woman, who has since died, that he would cut her up and put her in a suitcase if she did (...)

The man at the centre of the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork is charged with two counts of rape and three counts of aggravated sexual assault.

A 42-year-old man has gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork charged with two counts of rape and three counts of aggravated sexua(...)

Alan Wilson:  charged with attempting to murder Brian Masterson, Wayne Barrett and Austin Purcell at the Players Lounge pub, Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3 on July 26th, 2010. File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Alan Wilson, who last week pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to a murder plot, has been further charged with three counts of attempted murd(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Larry Behan (41), of Eaton Close, Rathcoole, Co Dublin pleaded guilty last month to knowingly rendering assistance to the IRA. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A “naive” man who made a “catastrophic error of judgment” by opening the gates of his father’s quarry and allowing the IRA to take explosives away has(...)

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