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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(...)

It was the defence contention that ‘fear’ was at ‘the heart of the case’ and the accused was not only afraid for ‘his own skin’ but that the victim had also threatened his family, which had ‘set him off’. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who was wearing blood-stained clothes and carrying a knife when he walked into a garda station and admitted to stabbing a fisherman 40 times has(...)

A file image of Securicor worker Paul Richardson and his wife Marie outside the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

After five trials and two appeals over an 11-year period, the Court of Appeal has upheld a gang’s convictions for the tiger kidnapping of a Dublin fam(...)

Orchard Lawns in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where builders were targeted by antisocial behaviour while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí have arrested a man for questioning about the extortion of money from construction companies working on public housing schemes in Dublin. Whil(...)

Judge O’Callaghan said the man had shown total disregard for the consequences of his drug dealing, particularly when it came to heroin which was so damaging and destructive.

A 38 year-old-man described by gardaí as “a very significant drugs wholesaler” has had his 17 year jail term for drug offences reduced by four years a(...)

Darren Murphy. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Judgement has been reserved in the case of a 42-year-old Cork man appealing his conviction for the murder of his girlfriend six years ago. He had sta(...)

File photograph of Michael Ferris. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a neighbour (73) by driving the pronged forks of a teleporter into his car in a row over a crow-banger has s(...)

Evidence before the High Court set out how two council workers advised contractors to pay two men their demanded fees for “fence maintenance” in order that antisocial behaviour directed against the contractors’ sites would stop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The protection money for criminals paid by at least one construction firm to ensure a building site remained free from attack was first given to a Du(...)

Asked could there be more criminals or more cases involved, the garda commissioner Drew Harris said: “Investigations are ongoing. This is an incident that does seem like it deserves further attention and further examination and I expect that to happen in terms of our further enquiries in respect to this.”

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he was “greatly disturbed” by reports that Dublin City Council was paying “security” or protection money to(...)

Ryanair DAC is seeking an injunction preventing the trade union Forsa, which is the parent union of IALPA which represents approximately 180 Dublin based pilots directly employed by the airline, from striking next week

Ryanair has asked the High Court for an order preventing its Irish-based pilots from going on strike next week. Ryanair DAC is seeking an injunction (...)

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