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Matthew Horan (26) used Skype, Snapchat, Instagram and Kik, an anonymous instant messaging application, to send and receive child porn images from six identified child users in Ireland and nine unknown users around the world. Photograph: The Herald

A Dublin man who possessed thousands of child pornography images and coerced young girls to send him sexually graphic pictures and videos of themselve(...)

Evidence in the trial of Sandra Higgins, who has denied charges of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to a baby at her home in 2012, is due to begin on Monday afternoon.

A jury has been sworn in for the second retrial of a Cavan child-minder accused of causing serious harm to a baby. Sandra Higgins (36), of The Beeche(...)

Matt Murphy (85) and Michael O’Sullivan (58) pictured got married in Dublin on Friday to avoid inheritance tax. Photograph: Collins

Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan, the friends who said they would marry to avoid taxes, went through with the ceremony on Friday at Dublin register (...)

Ian McCluskey (20) leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  where his sentencing was adjourned. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who carried out a knifepoint robbery of a bike from a cyclist will be sentenced next month. Ian McCluskey (20) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit(...)

A careworker who filmed two sexual assaults on vulnerable residents in a care home has received a suspended prison sentence of 18 months. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A careworker who filmed his sexual assaults on vulnerable residents in a care home has received a suspended prison sentence of 18 months. Peter Hilli(...)

 Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85), of Wellington Road, Dublin 4, leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where is on trial accused of indecently assaulting males in Louth. Photograph:  Collins Courts

An alleged victim of a retired surgeon who denies groping teenage boys has told a trial he called the doctor a “dirty bastard” in a crowded hospital h(...)

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85), of Wellington Road, Dublin 4, arriving at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A retired surgeon has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting six teenage boys while he was treating them as patients. Dr Michael Shine (85) d(...)

Eve Doherty, a Dublin-based garda, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

The trial of a garda for allegedly harassing a State solicitor has heard that none of the fingerprints found on abusive material matched those of the (...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy said at the Central Criminal Court (above) that  Keith Aherne (23) aided and abetted the commission of the offence and was liable as a principal offender.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An unemployed Cork man who held a woman down while another man raped her has been jailed for nine years. Keith Aherne (23) was convicted last March a(...)

File image of  Willie Crowley, who was knocked down and killed in December 2015. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A hit-and-run driver who knocked down and killed Co Kildare councillor Willie Crowley in December 2015 has been jailed for four years. Mr Crowley (56(...)

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