Patrick Durcan

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The child’s father  said  his 13-year-old boy “was very sick - we couldn’t send him to school because he couldn’t get out of bed. You had to see him the way he was”.

A district court judge has said “there is too much mollycoddling these days” after hearing evidence of children being persistently absent from school.(...)

A man has appeared in court on 10 separate counts of dangerous driving across Ennis and east Clare during a single night. At Ennis District Court, A(...)

Members of the Clare Ladies Cycling Club said  Mr Conlon swerved twice towards a group of seven cyclists

A 64-year old driver’s face was “red with rage” moments before his car collided with a member of the Clare Ladies Cycling Club last May, Ennis Distri(...)

 Kerry’s Paul Murphy under pressure from Ciaran Thompson, Hugh McFadden and Paul Brennan of Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The league’s double life as simultaneously the most derided and enthusiastically embraced phenomenon in the GAA endures. All across the country, tumbl(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan ordered the release from custody of Joseph O’Brien (62) at Ennis District Court

A judge in Co Clare has called for “some safe refuge” outside prison for a convicted paedophile. At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan made h(...)

The judge said: ‘Everyone is entitled to see dawn leading to dusk and there should be a way of assisting this man.’

A judge has intervened to try to stop a convicted paedophile spending the next four months in jail despite his expressing a willingness to go to priso(...)

Cork civil engineer John V Lennon  told the court that he made his claim for the €14,095 as a result of the time and effort he made in objecting to Trump Doonbeg’s planned 200,000 tonne rock barrier last year.

A district court judge has set aside a judgement of €14,095 against the President of the United States, Donald Trump. At Ennis District Court, Judge(...)

Evan Meehan pleaded guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls to a pornographic site.

A judge said a Co Clare man had engaged in “appalling” behaviour by uploading 19 girls’ Facebook profile pictures to a pornographic site. At Ennis Di(...)

Judge Patrick Durcan described the case as “extremely serious” and adjourned sentencing into Ennis District Court on Wednesday

A “creepy” 74-year-old driving instructor has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 22-year-old student nurse during a stop-off on a driving lesson.(...)

Fianna Fáil Cllr Alan  O’Callaghan, a member of Clare County Council, was fined €750 and banned from driving for a year.

Gordon Deegan A judge has accused a Fianna Fáil councillor of telling “a pack of lies” and wriggling “like a worm at the end of a hook” after he cla(...)

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