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The scene at Griffeen Glen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin where Wayne  Whelan was shot a number of times while in his car.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos.

A Dublin man who has admitted to conspiring to murder gangland criminal Wayne Whelan may have his name published following a ruling from the Central C(...)

Ingrida Maciokaite: murdered in front of her daughter in  September  2018.

The foster carer for two children of Edmundas Dauksa, who stabbed his former partner 19 times in front of their six-year-old daughter, has said it was(...)

A change in the law which means people do not face automatic detention in the Central Mental Hospital after pleading insanity is the most likely explanation for the increase in such pleas, a researcher has said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The use of insanity as a defence in Irish homicide trials has increased more than threefold in recent years, new figures show. The defence is used in(...)

The man was convicted by a  jury in 2014 of eight counts of sexual assault and four counts of rape. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A rapist, who warned his victim that she would be “going 10 feet under” if she exposed the abuse, has lost an appeal against his conviction. The man,(...)

Deirdre Morley will appear again before the Central Criminal Court on May 31st when the court will hear from a forensic psychiatrist on her current condition.

Deirdre Morley could released from the Central Mental Hospital (CMH) within a year after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of killing her t(...)

Deirdre Morley and Andrew McGinley pictured with their children Conor, Darragh and Carla McGinley.

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, which had treated Deirdre Morley before she killed her three children, has echoed the family’s calls for an inve(...)

Noel Barry, from Cherry Tree Road, Togher, was sentenced to three years in jail with the  final year suspended. He was ordered to have no contact with the Blair family for five years.

The mother of a murdered Cork Institute of Technology student has told of her horror after a man rang her husband and threatened to kill her family in(...)

Anthony O’Sullivan, from Araglen Court, Deanrock Estate in Togher, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to robbery at the AllCare Pharmacy, Douglas Road, on March 6th, 2021. File photograph: Allcare Pharmacy

Robberies that take just minutes can often have impacts that last months or years for their victims, a judge said as he jailed a man with almost 500 p(...)

Foreign truck drivers relying on SatNav systems to find their way around Ireland are a serious danger on the roads, a judge has warned.

Foreign truck drivers relying on SatNav systems to find their way around Ireland are a serious danger on the roads, a judge has warned. After hearin(...)

When gardaí searched the accused they found four plastic bags of heroin. File photograph: Getty

A 33-year-old man carrying almost €70,000 worth of heroin from Dublin to Cork was so intoxicated by the drugs he had taken that he made the mistake of(...)

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