Martina Baxter

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Several judges have raised concerns   about evidence offered during mitigation pleas. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Judges are becoming increasingly frustrated with the quality of evidence provided by barristers on behalf of convicted criminals during pre-sentencing(...)

The trial before Judge Martina Baxter and a jury of eight men and four women continues on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A man who claims he was regularly sexually and physically assaulted by his stepfather has told a court the accused once tied a pet dog to a railway tr(...)

Kenneth Darby (29), was jailed for two and a half years for dangerous driving causing the death of Jenna-eve Smyth (25) in June  2016.

A driver convicted of causing the crash that killed his girlfriend in Co Meath three years ago has been jailed for two and a half years. Kenneth Darb(...)

 Jenna-eve Smyth (25) died in the crash on June 18th 2016. Her sister said  she believed if her sister was still alive her mother would be too.

A driver convicted of causing a crash that killed his girlfriend in Co Meath three years ago was remanded in custody at Trim Circuit Court on Thursday(...)

Jeni Glasgow and Reuven Diaz of Eastern Seaboard restaurant and Brown Hound Bakery in Drogheda, where Baker Tilly accountant Sarah Jane O’Keeffe has just been appointed as interim examiner. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Accountant Sarah Jane O’Keeffe became the Republic’s first female examiner yesterday when the courts appointed her to the high-profile Eastern Seaboar(...)

Stock image: The gang  scrambled over a wall into a field, however, cattle chased the burglars.

A member of a gang which stole €4,600 worth of jewellery from a house in Co Meath was chased by cattle towards two waiting gardaí, Trim Circuit Court (...)

 Jenna-eve Smyth (25) died on  June 18th, 2016

A driver convicted of causing the crash that killed his girlfriend in Co Meath three years ago broke down in tears when the jury returned its guilty v(...)

Mark Dalton, who forged the name of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl on almost 300 cheques to steal €202,066 from a voluntary housing association in Co Kildare, was jailed for three years at Dundalk Circuit Court on Thursday.

A former parliamentary assistant and county councillor who forged the name of Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl on almost 300 cheques to steal €202,066(...)

Mark Dalton was a Kildare county councillor from 2004 until  2009.

A former county councillor, who forged Fianna Fail TD Seán Ó Fearghail’s signature on cheques, has admitted stealing more than €200,000 from a Kildare(...)

Conor Walsh, who was a learner driver, had failed a breath test at the scene and a medical report concluded his driving ability would have been impaired by the level of alcohol in his system, the court was told.

The father of a young man who was killed when a car driven by his best friend crashed into a cement pillar in Co Meath made a heartfelt plea to young (...)

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