Patrick Durcan

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Fergal Boland tries to escape the attentions of Neil Ewing and Patrick O’Connor during Mayo’s win over Sligo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Sligo 0-11 Taoisigh may come and go but these early championship days in the west are never-changing. Sligo find Mayo all but impossible to(...)

Prosecutions for speeding do not fall when they are handled by gardaí, the judge said. Photograph: Alan Betson

A judge yesterday described as “embarrassing” and a “charade” the failings in speeding prosecutions being brought before his court as he dismissed all(...)

Nationally, the Garda has admitted that 147,000 people were wrongly summoned to court over alleged notice offences and that 10 per cent of them were convicted. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last December, Judge Patrick Durcan, a man not shy about articulating his frustration at loopholes in the penalty points system, sat in Ennis District(...)

The Clare man was sentenced to three weeks in Limerick Prison failing to pay arrears owed on the €90-a-week maintenance due to his estranged partner for their children. Image: Google Streetview

A father jailed for three weeks by a judge for not paying maintenance for his two children spent only one night in Limerick Prison before he handed ov(...)

UCD’s Mick Fitzsimons tries to dispossess UUJ’s Eoin McHugh during the Sigerson Cup quarter-final at Jordanstown.  Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

St Mary’s will meet UCC in the semi-finals of the Sigerson Cup after both sides recorded extra-time victories yesterday, while UCD also progressed to (...)

Evan Meehan from Shannon has pleaded guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls from their Facebook profiles to a pornographic site.

A judge warned a 22-year-old Shannon man who uploaded 19 girls’ Facebook profile pictures to a pornographic site that he faces jail if he does comply (...)

Ennis District Court: Judge Patrick Durcan  threw out a bail agreement reached between gardaí and the solicitor for the accused

A District Court judge said on Friday he is “absolutely appalled” gardaí reached an agreement for a man to get bail, even though he had committed 18 (...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill watched his team see off Offaly on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare 3-11 Offaly 0-8 An impressive first half display saw Kildare comfortably book their place in the semi-finals of the O’Byrne Cup in Tullamore (...)

 The vast majority of the cases related to motorists clocked over the limit by “Go Safe” speeding vans. Photograph: Frank Miller

A Co Clare judge claimed his courtroom was “stinking of perjury” after he had to strike out more than 20 speeding cases on Friday. Judge Patrick Du(...)

The judge said stealing the €400 medical wig was a serious offence. File photograph: Getty Images

A man has been jailed for three months after stealing a €400 medical wig from the head of his ex-girlfriend. Paul Carr (41), of Cluain Airne, Shannon(...)

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