Patrick Durcan

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Donal Vaughan celebrates scoring his  goal against Donegal in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the giddy aftermath of their team’s overwhelming win in the quarter-final replay against Roscommon, Mayo minds instantly travelled to one day of co(...)

Bathroom facilities were found to be inadequate with just one toilet between 12 residents in one part of St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff at a nursing home in Bray stored an oxygen cylinder in an open press beside a residents’ smoking area, according to an inspection report release(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. “The grandest panjandrum in contemporary Irish politics.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At Ennis District Court last week, Judge Patrick Durcan, a former Fine Gael politician, excoriated broadcaster Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrum(...)

A judge has trained his sights on broadcaster Joe Duffy. Photograph: Alan Betson

A District Court judge has accused RTÉ’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the media” of attacking the courts for not sentencing people. At(...)

A judge has granted court protection to a father and his two children after hearing that the children’s mother threatened to kill their baby last Christmas Eve. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A judge has granted court protection to a father and his two children after hearing that the children’s mother threatened to kill the couple’s baby la(...)

On Friday, a female motorist told Judge Durcan that she didn’t receive the Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from the Thurles unit that would have given her time to pay fines for two speeding offences. Photograph: Getty Images

A judge said on Friday he has felt “mentally sick” over the fixed-charge penalty system used to prosecute speeding motorists. At Ennis District Court(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer celebrates after winning a free during the final moments in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11 In metaphorical terms for Galway, a ferocious squally afternoon in Salthill gave way to sunshine but only after periods of high(...)

Andy Moran: the veteran Mayo forward still has the ability to  pose a threat to Galway’s defence in the Connacht SFC semi-final at Salthill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht SFC semi-final: Galway v Mayo, Pearse Stadium, Sunday 4.0 Live, RTÉ 1 Here’s a match with profound implications for the winners and losers a(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

Niamh O’Brien who ran for Fís Nua in the 2016 general election was banned from driving for five years.

A judge has stated that a former general election candidate engaged in “despicable behaviour” towards gardaí in a roadside incident in which a member (...)

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