Portlaoise Prison

A Dublin man who smuggled an IRA communiqué out of Portlaoise prison has been convicted of IRA membership by the Special Criminal Court. Brian Kenna (...)

Donal Connaughton (58): appealed conviction for  false imprisonment,  threatening to cause serious harm and assault. Photograph: Collins Courts

A pig farmer who told two repossession men to get into a pen with an agitated boar must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction f(...)

Ian Bailey: French authorities who want to try him for the voluntary homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ian Bailey’s legal team has submitted points of objection to the application by French authorities to have him extradited for the alleged voluntary ho(...)

The victim said her father did ‘the most unimaginable things a man could do to his daughter’.

A father has been jailed for eight and a half years for sexually abusing and orally raping his 10-year-old daughter. The Central Criminal Court heard(...)

David Douglas: shot dead last July

A Dublin man accused of murdering David Douglas will face trial at the three-judge, non-jury Special Criminal Court. Mr Douglas (55) was shot dead l(...)

Mourners at the funeral of dissident republican  Peter Butterly, who was shot dead in 2013. Photograph: Barry Cronin

A man accused of the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly told gardaí he was feeding a pony at the time of the shooting, the Special Crimina(...)

A man has been jailed after trying to transport 1.6kg of high-grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Éireann bus from Dublin to Derry. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man who was arrested while trying to transport 1.6kg of high-grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Éireann bus from Dublin to Derry has b(...)

Forensic officers examine the debris left after a  car bomb exploded outside Newry courthouse in February  2010. Photograph: Reuters.

A Dublin man whose DNA was found on a number plate linked to a car bomb attack at Newry courthouse has been jailed for four years for membership of a (...)

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said Richard O’Brien will be in jail for a large part of the rest of his life

A rapist has been jailed for 15 years by a judge who said he needs to be removed from society until it’s safe for him to return. Richard O’Brien (57)(...)

 Donal Billings (66) of St Bridget’s Court, Drumlish, Co Longford, was found guilty last month  of having an explosive substance and  knowingly making false reports. Photograph: Collins

The Special Criminal Court has heard an incendiary bomb was placed on a Dublin-bound passenger bus during the State visit of Queen Elizabeth five year(...)

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