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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 (...)

Emergency services were called to the Railway Street area of Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Google Maps

A man will be sentenced in July for making a “bogus” emergency call about a gang member being shot at a Dublin city block of flats, a court has heard.(...)

Ryan McLoughlin (23) followed Scott Byrne over a dual carriageway and attacked him from behind with a knife. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin father-of-two who slashed an artery in his own hand while stabbing a man in the stomach has received a partially suspended sentence. Dublin (...)

The man has 47 previous convictions for assault, drugs offences, false imprisonment, criminal damage and road traffic matters.

A Dublin man has been jailed for two years for having sex with a 14-year-old neighbour. The girl told gardaí she had sex with the man, who was 21 at (...)

The court heard Darren Larkin has 73 previous convictions. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A vulnerable homeless man assaulted a motorist by hurling a rock through her passenger window, a court has heard. Garda Liam Carroll revealed that Ja(...)

David McDermott leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after reciving a suspended sentence of two and a half years. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who assaulted his adult stepson and threatened to slit his throat in a row over keeping the garden tidy has received a suspended sentence. Davi(...)

Judge Martina Baxter sentenced Alan Jackson to six years imprisonment, but suspended the final 18 months for a period of 18 months provided he engage with the Probation Services upon his release.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A homeless man who set fire to an acquaintance’s flat and caused more than €29,000 damage has been jailed for six years, with 18 months suspended. A(...)

Judge Martina Baxter said it was a serious robbery of an elderly woman going about her business. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man who left a pensioner lying “helpless” on the ground after robbing her handbag in a “cowardly, exploitative and opportunistic” offence has(...)

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