Jeffrey Dumbrell: serving a life sentence for murder. File Photograph:  Collins Courts

“Notorious” murderer Jeffrey Dumbrell punched a prison nurse in the face while she was giving him his medication in Wheatfield Prison’s maximum securi(...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds in 2010. The Circuit Court judge has been nominated for a High Court position. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has nominated Leonie Reynolds, a daughter of the former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, to be a judge of the High Court. Ms Reynolds is a (...)

The judge overturned a decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal which had awarded Lamine Belarbi compensation for unfair dismissal from his job in Giovanni’s Italian restaurant in Townyard Lane, Malahide, Co Dublin.

A head chef in a top Malahide restaurant gave in his notice after being refused an increase in wages but later claimed he had been sacked, a judge has(...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Kildare man who blamed his girlfriend for causing a car crash that killed her and another woman has been jailed for seven years and disqualified fro(...)

Pat Barry was arrested at  a Republican Sinn Féin commemoration in Bodenstown, Co Kildare. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A man arrested at a Republican Sinn Féin commemoration who went on to assault a detective garda and “took a hold” of his pistol has lost an appeal aga(...)

new investigations division has been set up in the Department of Agriculture, in a move welcomed by farm groups who Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the Department of Agriculture’s new investigations division would be headed by a senior superintending veterinary officer and supported by a team of investigators. Photograph: Eric Luke

A new investigations division has been set up in the Department of Agriculture, in a move welcomed by farm groups who have been critical of the dep(...)

File photograph of ex-solicitor John Duffy who has  received a two year jail term. Photograph: Collins Courts

A struck-off solicitor has been jailed for two years for his role in deceiving a bank to lend €9 million for land now worth €30,000. Ex-s(...)

According to a GSOC report, the behaviour of a small number of unnamed gardaí in the case led to issues in both the investigation and the trial which GSOC believes should be considered by relevant parties including the Garda Commissioner.

The reluctance of a small number of gardaí to co-operate with the prosecution by the Director of Public Prosecutions of four their colleagues in Water(...)