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Det Sgt Paul Duane told the court Paul Harkin controlled everything in his partner and her children’s lives, including what they could watch on TV, where they could go and who they could see. File photograph: Hany Marzouk

A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for using coercion to control his family. Imposing the sentence at Galway Circuit Criminal Court th(...)

The man is the third person in the country, to be successfully prosecuted for the offence of coercive control under the Domestic Violence Act 2018. File photograph: Getty

A 49-year-old man will be sentenced in June for coercive control of his former partner, sometimes in front of their children. Paul Harkin, from Esker(...)

The judge said Igor Ledwandowski was “a dangerous young man”. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

A 21-year-old student, whom a judge described as “a dangerous young man who continues to pose a risk of serious harm to the public”, has been sentence(...)

Three-year-old Solomon Soremekum died at Hynes Building on January 13th, 2014.

A lift installation company that had pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches following the death of a three-year-old child in 2014 has not been f(...)

The court heard Ray McHugh bought the schoolgirl a charm bracelet for her 13th birthday with ‘love’ inscribed on one charm. Photograph: RTÉ

A 39-year-old Galway man has been given an eight-and-a-half year prison term with the final 18 months suspended for the oral rape, sexual exploitation(...)

Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lorcan Staines, submitted that although the scourge of gambling which afflicted Mark Hehir was “tragic”, it did not amount to an exceptional circumstance which justified community service or a suspended sentence.  File photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

An underage football star who admitted stealing €300,000 from his employer to fund a gambling addiction has been spared jail a second time, despite an(...)

Alan Feehily (27), from Milebush, Castlebar, Co Mayo, is pictured  outside Galway Court. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

A man with a fetish for girls in school uniforms has been jailed for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old over a two-year period. Alan Feehily (27), fro(...)

Alan Feehily has been remanded in custody until May 10th pending a risk assessment by his probation officer. Photograph: The Irish Times

A man with a fetish for girls in school uniform used threats of violence and blackmail to sexually assault a 15-year-old Co Galway schoolgirl over a t(...)

Adrian Nestor from Kilcolgan, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the imposition of community service on a drink driver who killed a pedestrian and injured two gardaí reinfo(...)

Adrian Nestor from Kilcolgan, Co Galway, outside Galway Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A drunk driver, who killed an elderly pedestrian and injured two gardaí – one of them seriously – has been given 240 hours community service in lieu o(...)

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