Patrick Durcan

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Judge Patrick Durcan jailed the defendant and banned her from driving for six years after hearing she  was driving without insurance and already disqualified from driving  when stopped by a garda.

A judge has described a Co Clare woman’s humanist marriage as “mumbo jumbo” and “for the fairies” stating that she didn’t get married at all four year(...)

Michelle O’Keeffe has appeared in court charged with stealing €170,830 from 11 people over a five year period when she was acting as a solicitor for them.

A woman has appeared in court charged with stealing €170,830 from 11 people over a five year period when she was acting as a solicitor for them. Mich(...)

‘We have modern technology and engineering that enables disabled people to use motor vehicles,’ the judge said. Photograph: iStock

A judge has banned a motorist from driving for six months after the driver’s car was found parked in a disabled parking space in Ennis, Co Clare. At (...)

Chris Hanson’s former girlfriend described him as ‘possessive and obsessive towards her’ and ‘domineering’, Ennis District Court was told.

An ‘obsessive and possessive’ university student has pleaded guilty to twice assaulting a ‘high achieving’ Ennis woman and ‘keying’ her new car and ca(...)

A pensioner who sexually assaulted an 84 year old man on a rural Bus Éireann service has walked free from court.

A pensioner who sexually assaulted an 84 year old man on a rural Bus Éireann service has walked free from court. The sex assault on a Bus Eireann wes(...)

The placing of secret cameras in the home of the aunt of former TD, Michael McNamara helped Gardai catch a thieving home help who was stealing from th(...)

At the Family Law Court in Ennis, Co Clare, Judge Patrick Durcan used section 47 of the Child Care Act 1991 granting gardaí permission to interview the boy in question

A judge has invoked special powers to give gardaí permission to interview an 11-year old boy over allegations that his mother beat him with a cricket (...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

A social worker with Tusla said emergency powers were invoked in January to put the girl into care temporarily after the girl’s mother had hit her. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A judge on Friday granted an emergency care order for a 13-year-old girl who said she wanted to kill herself after being hit by her mother. At a spec(...)

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