Tom O Donnell

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Kitchen in Node Living Dublin  Photograph: Miki Barlok

If there was a single sight to encapsulate the dramatic changes to the fabric of the capital city over the past two decades, I suspect I’m looking at (...)

Judge Tom O’Donnell thanked the jury and excused them from further service for a period of five years. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A priest has been found not guilty by a jury on eight counts of indecently assaulting an altar boy in Munster 30 years ago. The accused had conteste(...)

Mr Justice George Bermingham: said there was a risk that the man’s  sentence was going to be increased, if he proceeded with his appeal

A man jailed for his role in a military-style burglary gang was well-advised to drop his sentence appeal, according to a senior judge. Aurimas Petras(...)

A farmer has been given a partially suspended sentence for shooting a man and his dog as part of a feud over a right of way in Co Limerick.

A farmer has been given a partially suspended prison sentence for shooting a man and his dog as part of a feud over a right of way in Co Limerick. T(...)

 John Hayes from Kildimo, Co Limerick who was shot in June 2017. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

A farmer who shot and injured a neighbour had “turned into an obsessive fool” over a “festering” dispute about a right of way on his land, a court has(...)

 Colin Ryan of St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick who has pleaded guilty   to one count of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Simone Lee. File photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

A woman who was scalded, stabbed, and beaten by her then boyfriend has told a court it now pains her to see herself in the mirror. “The mirror is my (...)

Michael Casey, Clonlong Halting Site, Limerick, had pleaded guilty to a series of burglaries, including one at the home of John O’Donoghue at Toomaline, Doon, on August 27th, 2015.

The Court of Appeal has increased prison sentences handed down to two men jailed for a “fatal burglary” at the home of a 62-year-old after finding tha(...)

‘The lifting of the Good Friday alcohol ban brings Ireland in line with all other European destinations, including the Vatican.’

Anyone propping up a bar stool on Good Friday might raise a glass to Limerick judge Tom O’Donnell. As pubs and restaurants open around the country,(...)

Michael Casey, Clonlong Halting Site, Limerick, had pleaded guilty to a series of burglaries, including one at the home of John O’Donoghue at Toomaline, Doon, on August 27th, 2015.

Longer sentences should be imposed for burglaries which are leaving elderly people in rural Ireland to “live in permanent fear or dread”, the Director(...)

In Dublin the number of burglaries has risen almost every year since the recession. This has broadly coincided with a rise in the imprisonment rate. Photograph: Getty Images

The wide variation in the severity of punishments faced by convicted burglars is another symptom of a problem which has bedevilled the judiciary for y(...)

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