Barry Doyle admitted killing Geoghegan in the 15th interview and gave a number of details about the crime. Photograph: PA Wire

The killer of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a notorious 2008 Limerick mistaken identity case has failed in an appeal of his sentence to the Strasbou(...)

The coffin bearing the remains of Limerick solicitor John Devane leaving St Patrick’s Church, Parteen. Photograph: Press 22

A convicted Limerick criminal who has survived up to 12 assassination attempts has led tributes to solicitor John Devane at his funeral Mass. At the (...)

 Solicitor John Devane, who  died on Sunday,  outside the Special Criminal Court in August 2013 after John Dundon was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prominent criminal defence solicitor John Devane has died at his home in Clare on Sunday. Mr Devane (54), was found dead at about midday by his wife (...)

Barry Doyle, who shot dead rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in 2008. His Supreme Court appeal raised issues concerning the right of access to a solicitor. Photograph: Press22

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a six to one majority, an appeal by a man against his conviction for the murder in Limerick of rugby player Shane(...)

People wait in line to pay respects to the family of Anthony Foley who lay   in repose in St. Flannan’s Church, Killaloe in Co Clare on Thursday. Photograph: PA

There are some things you take for granted. Things that are just a good part of everyday life, sometimes you don’t notice them, but they make life w(...)

 The funeral of Gary Hutch who was shot dead in Spain last week takes place at  Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Sean McDermott St, in Dublin city on Tuesday.  Photograph: Collins

The mother of a career criminal shot dead in Spain has told mourners at his funeral the family did not want revenge. Kay Hutch, mother of deceased Gar(...)

A Spanish police forensic team at the Angel de Miraflores apartments complex, near Marbella on the Costa del Sol. Photograph: Solarpix

Irish criminal Gary Hutch was shot dead in Spain by an international crime gang who tried to murder him last year because they suspected he was an inf(...)

A man jailed for life for the murder of innocent rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity has lost his appeal against conviction(...)

Steve Collins, with his family including his wife Carmel, son Steve jnr and daughter Leanne,  outside the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Arguably the most dangerous criminal in the history of the Irish underworld, Wayne Dundon headed the McCarthy-Dundon murder machine that thought it wa(...)

A retired  garda who was part of the  team that helped secure John Dundon’s conviction for the murder of Shane Geoghegan (above) has said the row over Garda recordings of phone calls has been blown out of  proportion.

A retired detective garda who was part of the investigation team that helped secure John Dundon’s conviction for the murder of Shane Geoghegan (...)

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