Patricia Heffernan outside the Criminal Courts of Justice. ‘There was absolutely no issues around communication.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Irish legal history was made last month when a deaf person sat on a jury and deliberated on a verdict. Patricia Heffernan became the first deaf perso(...)

Judge says   gardaí have a ‘unique investigatory role’ to not just preserve relevant evidence but also to seek out relevant evidence, including CCTV evidence.

The Special Criminal Court has ruled that CCTV footage and recordings from covert audio devices placed on six cars as part of an investigation into th(...)

Police at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast where  a bomb  was found under a police officer’s car in the car park. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A Dublin man accused of IRA membership has been released on bail by the non-jury Special Criminal Court. Robert O’Leary (41) was arrested in Dublin l(...)

Judge Sinéad Ní Chúlacháin says that being a child of separated parents is ‘really hard’.

A special vacation sitting of the Circuit Court in Dublin has heard family law applications concerning children and the new school year. In one case (...)

Developer  James Jordan  outside Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A property developer who owed more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties has received 240 hours of community service. James Jordan (51), of L(...)

Stephen Browner (36), of Stoneybatter, Dublin, leaving court after he received a suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a   girl he was babysitting between December 1997 and December 1999. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a young girl he was babysitting two decades ago has received a suspended sentence of 20 months. Stephen Brown(...)

Ex-wrestler and father-of-two Imre Arakas.

An Estonian hitman who was contracted by an international crime cartel to kill an Irish rival as been jailed by the Special Criminal Court for six yea(...)

A woman had sought  €60,000 in damages over a fall while exiting a Dublin Bus bus. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

People have to watch out for themselves and exercise caution in everyday circumstances, a judge has told a woman while dismissing her €60,000 damages (...)

James Jordan (51) of Laochfail, Outfarm Lane, Castleknock, Dublin, has been urged to reach  agreement with Revenue or face a likely custodial sentence. Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge has told a property developer who owes more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties that he faces jail if he doesn’t come to a settlemen(...)

 James Jordan (51) of Laochfail, Outfarm Lane, Castleknock, Dublin, arriving  at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A property developer who owes more than €1 million in unpaid taxes and penalties was described as “very honest” in a reference letter, a court has hea(...)

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