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Judge Helen Boyle  noted Barry had no previous convictions while Cummins had only minor previous convictions. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A shop assistant who was badly shaken when a teenager hit her with a metal bar while robbing the shop where she worked has been praying for the young (...)

Solicitor Cahir O’Higgins faces five charges, including theft and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A high-profile criminal defence solicitor is to stand trial accused of theft and perverting the course of justice. Cahir O’Higgins (45) had been char(...)

A 35-year-old drug dealer who was caught bringing over €100,000 worth of heroin to Cork by train has been jailed for six years. A court heard Gary Ca(...)

The court heard the defendant admitted contact with the girl but he denied there was any sexual intent.

A man who grabbed a 14-year-old girl by her private parts as she walked by him in a busy Cork city store has walked free from court after serving two (...)

William Nolan was described in court as a  a man with a significant gambling and drug debt who ‘could not control himself’.

A father-of-two who crashed a van into the front of a petrol station during “a tsunami of criminality” has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years. Wi(...)

The Dublin man (55), who cannot be identified to protect the anonymity of the victim, was found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury in 2017 on two counts of rape. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man described as a “danger to society” who was found guilty of raping his heavily-pregnant partner has had his conviction overturned on appeal. Th(...)

When gardaí searched the boot of the car, they found a bag of shopping and hidden beneath a packet of sausages were two packets of cannabis weighing 962 grammes and worth € 19,240. Stock photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

An attempt by two men to hide a stash of almost €20,000 worth of cannabis under some sausages in their car proved unsuccessful when a garda smelled th(...)

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said criminals targeting vulnerable people was particularly heinous as he jailed Niall Fitzpatrick (53) and Jerry O’Leary (62) for seven years each.

Criminals who target older people living in remote areas cause as much distress and disruption to society as Covid-19, a judge said as he jailed two m(...)

Detectives monitored Bulman travelling from Dublin to Cork on an Aircoach and they followed him after he left the Aircoach in Cork and went to Patrick Street to get into a taxi when gardaí stopped and arrested him. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man has been jailed for six years after he was caught with almost € 350,000 worth of heroin. The haul is believed to be the largest eve(...)

The prosecution said it  had no difficulty with the case being adjourned as it would facilitate the presentation of victim impact statements.

A 54-year-old man has been remanded in custody for sentence after he pleaded guilty to a series of knife attacks on a family just two days before Chri(...)

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