Families  have condemned the judge’s report as ‘rude and aggressive’ and ‘a shambles’. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Families of some of the 48 people who died in the Stardust nightclub fire have rejected a report recommending that there should be no new inquiry into(...)

Drink-driving: The courts service said the number of summonses requested, printed and issued does not compare in any way to the numbers heard or decided upon. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Courts Service has refuted figures that the conviction rates for drink-driving cases are just 40 per cent over the past 2½ years. It (...)

 Many drivers have also been able to avoid penalty points in court by making contributions to the poor box, despite a High Court ruling stating the practice was “incorrect”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 10,000 drivers who have been summonsed to court for using mobile phones while driving have escaped conviction, new figures show. Road safety(...)

A Garda operates a speed camera: Almost 150,000 drivers who were ordered to appear in court over the past two years were not convicted

Four out of five drivers summonsed to court over penalty points offences are escaping conviction, new figures show. Almost 150,000 drivers who were o(...)