Jim Mansfield jnr: Granted legal aid by the Special Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Businessman Jim Mansfield jnr has been granted legal aid on charges relating to false imprisonment and perversion of justice after the Special Crimina(...)

Jim Mansfield Jnr in 2016. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Special Criminal Court has endorsed a warrant for the arrest of businessman Jim Mansfield jnr on charges of conspiring to commit false imprisonmen(...)

In his Supreme Court judgment, Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the “border between rape and sexual intercourse is consent”. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The issue of consent in a rape trial was examined by the Supreme Court in 2016 in a seven-judge ruling that considered what lawyers call the “mental e(...)

Protesters in Belfast following the unanimous not-guilty verdict. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The young woman was visibly shaking as she stood just a few feet in front of the three men accused of raping her. The judge had ordered her to stand (...)

The court heard the DPP was considering what action to take in relation to a broadcast   by journalist Paul Williams on Newstalk radio recently.  File image: Collins Dublin

A judge has said that existing contempt of court laws are hopelessly inadequate in curbing social media commentary which has the potential to interfer(...)

Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

The Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was “smiling and chuckling” during the events at Jobstown in 2014 and appeared to be “enjoying the day”, a Garda witness(...)

Deputy Paul Murphy  is one of seven people facing trial for the alleged  false imprisonment of then tanaiste Joan Burton. All seven have pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Collins

A member of the Garda public order unit has said the events in Jobstown in 2014 were the most hostile he had experienced in his then 12 years with the(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD  arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday  morning. He is charged along with six others of the false imprisonment of then tánaiste Joan Burton at a water protest in Jobstown in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda has been accused of lying “in a dishonest and disreputable fashion” about Solidarity TD Paul Murphy’s actions on the day of the water protest.(...)

Trial is halted as jury forewoman admits to researching a witness. Photograph:  Collins Courts

There are increasing concerns within the legal community about the influence of the internet on juries in criminal trials as a second major case in a (...)

Mr Justice Keane reserved his decision. Photograph: iStock

“Ripped off” investors in Custom House Capital (CHC) should not have to put their hands in their pockets to pay for the costs of the investigation int(...)

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