A 16-year-old has received a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four women and one teenage girl last year. File photograph: Getty Images

A 16-year-old has received a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four women and one teenage girl last year. The first s(...)

In December 2002 the priest, the late Fr Paddy McDonagh, also known as Fr Aloysius  was withdrawn by his then Provincial from Sallynoggin parish in Dublin where he had been serving, after he had been accused by a female relative of abusing her when she was a child.Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The review by the church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children did not name the Salvatorian priest who abused in excess of 100 children up to 200(...)

Shane O’ Farrell,  who died in a hit-and-run  outside Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan on August 2nd, 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

A mother who sued for nervous shock after her son died following a hit-and-run in Co Monaghan has settled her High Court action. Law student Shane O’(...)

Ciaran Lane (25) of Ashington Avenue, Cabra, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of 23-month-old Vanessa Siatka (pictured) at Ratra Triangle, Phoenix Park on April 6th, 2015.

A Dublin man who drank a litre of vodka and took two grammes of cocaine before he knocked down a toddler in the Phoenix Park last year has been jailed(...)

Tiarnan O’Mahoney was jailed for three years on July 31st last year. Photograph: Court Collins

A trial date has been set for a former Anglo Irish Bank official after the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction for conspiring to conceal or alter b(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Collins

Circuit Court judge Patrick McCartan has agreed to recuse himself from Seán FitzPatrick’s trial on charges of misleading auditors of Anglo Irish Bank.(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick is facing trial before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court at the end of May. File photograph: Court Collins.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has launched a High Court challenge aimed at preventing Circuit Court Judge Patrick McCartan presidi(...)

 John, also known as Cornelius, Murphy (66), of Church Road, Killiney, Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court whre he was found guilty of stealing over €18,000  from a charity he founded which sent terminally ill children to see Santa.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

A travel agent who set up a charity which sent terminally ill children to Lapland has been given a suspended sentence for stealing over €18,000 from t(...)

The judge called it a ‘nasty and mean’ offence and noted that it must have been difficult for the women to make a complainant to gardaí because what they were doing was unlawful. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A judge has rejected a State application to confiscate the “hard earned” income of two prostitutes which was stolen and later recovered. Judge Patric(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank company secretary Bernard Daly (left) and former chief operations officer Tiernan O’Mahoney. They  were jailed in July for conspiracy to falsify bank records and defraud the Revenue Commissioners, and are appealing their convictions and the length of their sentences. Photographs: Collins Courts/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal must assume the jury abided by the directions of the trial judge in the case against three former Anglo Irish Bank officials, the (...)

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