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A large security presence outside the Special Criminal Court in Dublin earlier this year. In 2016, when the second Special Criminal Court began operation, its judges dealt with 60 offences or alleged offences. That dropped to 54 in 2017 and 51 last year. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The second Special Criminal Court, which was established amid controversy three years ago, is to be wound down due to falling case numbers. The non-j(...)

It’s fitting that Altan’s first album in three years and their 16th since Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy formed the band in the early 1980s (...)

The witness told the trial of Christopher McDonald that there were children nearby and it was ‘lucky there wasn’t more people killed’. Photograph: Istock

When a gunman dressed as a woman opened fire in a busy car park it was lucky that only one person died, a witness at a murder trial said on Monday. M(...)

The in-form Seán Treacy in action for Cual during the Leinster senior club championship semi-final at  Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, last month. Photograph: Inpho

From one perspective the burden of experience looks to favour the Kilkenny champions. All-Ireland finalists six seasons ago, they even retain a scatte(...)

Sammy Johnston of O’Loughlin Gaels celebrates scoring his team’s third goal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

O’Loughlin Gaels 3-17 Oulart-The Ballagh 0-17 There are no second acts in Kilkenny hurling, except when it comes to the club championship, and even i(...)

Kieran McGourty of St Gall’s, Antrim, scores his side’s winning penalty past Kilmacud Crokes’ goalkeeper David Nestor during the penalty shoot-out at the end of the senior football 7s final at Kilmacud Crokes, Stillorgan. Photograph: Sportsfile

St Gall’s (Antrim) 1-12 Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) 3-6 (St Gall’s won 3-2 on penalties) A huge crowd turned up in Glenalbyn for the final of the Vol(...)

Liam Herrick, an adviser to President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liam Herrick, the former executive director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, and an adviser to President Michael D Higgins, is to take on the role of (...)

‘Repeal the 8th’ replicas unveiled in Blackhall Place. Photograph: ICCL

A replica of the “Repeal the 8th”, which was controversially removed recently from Temple Bar, has appeared at Blackhall Place Dublin on Wednesday mor(...)

Monika Dukarska: takes on Lisa Scheenaard of the Netherlands in the Princess Royal, an open event at Henley Regatta.

Ireland got off the mark with a facile win against a seeded crew at Henley Royal Regatta. Trinity’s big coxed four sprinted out to an early lead an(...)

Mark Kelly is to step down as executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

The executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Mark Kelly, is to step down from the position, which he has held for the past (...)

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