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An undated family hand-out of Eugene Moloney, who died from a bleed to the brain that occurred because the blow to his neck was so hard he suffered tears to an artery. Photograph: Family hand-out/PA Wire

Eugene Moloney’s death was an example of a “one-punch” killing. It is a phenomenon police forces in the UK have become so concerned about they have re(...)

Judge  Mary Ellen Ring said the lack of detention places for young people meant a young offender had built up a justifiable sense that there is no fear of punishment of the court’s authority.

A judge has said the lack of spaces in a youth detention facility is making a mockery of the court.Judge Mary Ellen Ring was commenting in a case bef(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: was out of the country on Government business

A burglar was on bail for having a sawn-off shotgun when he broke into the home of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter (above). Darragh Heavey (26) was (...)

Ciara Kiernan (18), who with her sister Sabrina Archbold (25) received a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to assault causing harm. Kiernan was taken to Paris as part of John Lonergan’s Circus. Photograph: Collins Courts

The victim of a vicious assault has spoken about her anger at seeing one of her attackers being “rewarded” with a trip to Paris as part of a RTÉ show.(...)

Cocaine: The court heard Hopkins had accepted responsibility for the entirety of the 423 kilograms of cocaine, valued at €29,627,934, imported through Dublin Port

An entrepreneur and Trinity College graduate who organised the importation of €29 million worth of cocaine has been given a 15-year sentence.Gareth Ho(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring said  the court could not disregard Joseph Doyle’s level of recklessness and added that it was “a miracle” only one person was affected by it. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Dublin man who was involved in a high-speed Garda chase during which he crashed into a taxi has been sentenced to four years in prison(...)

Graffiti pictured along Creighton Street and Windmill Lane, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two teenagers caused over €32,000 worth of damage to trams, train carriages and buses because they thought there would be public interest in th(...)

Former district court judge Heather Perrin arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice to be sentenced last November. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former judge already in jail for deception has had another two years added to her sentence for false accounting. Heather Perrin is cur(...)

The Criminal Courts of Justice building on  Parkgate Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on a social network site after he claimed to be 19 has had been given a three and a half year (...)

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