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Kevin Lunney: The prosecution alleges that his abductors used the van to drive from Dublin to Cavan and back to Dublin on the day he was assaulted. Photograph: BBC Spotlight

A van allegedly used in the abduction and assault of businessman Kevin Lunney was left unlocked on a Dublin street where a member of the National Surv(...)

The agency considers it  an ‘impossible’ situation, as the children, currently with a foster family, refused to return to their father, the court heard. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man is challenging the Child and Family Agency’s “flawed” investigation into complaints about his estranged wife’s care of their two children and it(...)

Evidence of the belief of a Garda Chief Superintendent that an accused is a member of the IRA is routinely used in membership trials, and privilege can be claimed on the material underlying the belief. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has told the Court of Appeal that the DPP should see the Garda files on which “belief evidence” used in(...)

Counsel said the State has decided to ‘shrug their shoulders’ following various court rulings. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A barrister representing one of the men accused of abducting and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney has criticised the Governm(...)

The trial is due to take place in the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Special Criminal Court trial of four men accused of falsely imprisoning Quinn Industrial Holdings executive Kevin Lunney has been delayed as lawye(...)

The man’s barrister told the court that the gardaí accept that this was not a case of ‘a feud’ nor was Hoolohan part of ‘a criminal gang’. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man who fired shots in a residential area “when the red mist went down” has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Gardaí were alerted after resid(...)

The man’s lawyer said the man could have died due to an accidental fall after his client had left the scene. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Ross Outram, who was jailed for life for the murder of 90-year-old Paddy Lyons, has told the Court of Appeal that there is no proof that he caused the(...)

Keith Quinn: had spells in the SSE Airtricity League with a number of clubs including Monaghan United, Longford Town and Shelbourne. Photograph: Keith Byrne/Inpho

A former professional footballer who was caught moving over €2.7 million of heroin has been jailed for four years. Keith Quinn (32) received a packag(...)

The judge observed that the plan to perform the murder of Patrick “Patsy” Hutch (above) was postponed due to the arrival of Storm Emma. File photograph: Collins Dublin

A senior Kinahan cartel member and an accomplice have received sentences totalling 17½ years at the Special Criminal Court for orchestrating the gang’(...)

Aaron Brady (29) from New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Det Gda Adrian Donohoe. File photograph: Collins

The “most significant” witness in the trial of the man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe “might have had a lot of motives to make t(...)

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