Patrick Durcan

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Judge Patrick Durcan:  praised Garda motorcyclist or risking his life in a high-speed chase of  Patrick   Cotter.  Photograph: Tony Grehan /Press 22

Motorists were forced to avoid a man driving his Mercedes car the wrong way on the Limerick to Ennis motorway, a court has heard. At Ennis District C(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan had adjourned months of Go Safe prosecutions to yesterday’s court date due to a High Court challenge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 100 motorists accused of speeding today escaped any sanction after a judge dismissed all ‘Go Safe’ cases against them.At Ennis District Court, (...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway on July 9th to begin serving her prison sentence. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

An elderly artist and anti-war activist, who was released early from prison this morning, after serving part of a second prison sentence over her oppo(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist and activist Margaretta D’Arcy (80), who is serving a second prison sentence over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, is exp(...)

A Limerick teenager who parked his car across two disabled parking spaces has been accused by a judge of breathtaking arrogance and a “lack of human f(...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway today.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Artist and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy is serving another prison sentence over her opposition to the use of Shannon airport by the US military.Ms(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan said: “What is truly shocking is here we have a child being paid money by the [Department of Social Protection] of a very considerable amount from the age of 16 to enable him to fund his drug habit.”

A judge has said that the weekly disability payment of €188 from the Department of Social Protection to a child since the age of 16 has enabled the bo(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan
 refused bail and
 at Ennis District Court remanded  Gediminas Zigmantas in custody to appear in court next Wednesday
, June 25th
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An unemployed mechanic has appeared in court accused of robbing three escorts at hotel rooms in the west of Ireland over a seven-month period. At Enn(...)

Speed cameras: problems related to private operator GoSafe were linked to “process matters”. Photograph: Frank Miller

An Garda Síochána believes the legislation used to prosecute motorists in the courts for speeding offences is “sound”, despite(...)

The GoSafe consortium secured the €80 million Garda Síochána contract to operate the network of speed camera vans. Photograph: David Chadwick/Getty Images

A judge yesterday described the failure of a private firm operating speed camera vans to successfully prosecu(...)

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