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Thomas Knox (64) was  intoxicated when he pulled down a fence and assaulted a garda, the court heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A grandfather with arthritis caused severe damage to a garda’s shoulder after he tried to pull him over a wall during a dispute with his neighbour, a (...)

A car lies in the River Liffey at Celbridge, Co Kildare, last April. Photograph: Tallaght Ambulance via Twitter

A 17-year-old who crashed a stolen car into the River Liffey at Celbridge while being chased by gardaí from a burglary scene has been given one year’s(...)

The judge at the Dublin District Family Court reserved her decision on the case to later in July. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A grandmother, who had been a teenage mother, applied for access to her grandchildren at the Dublin Circuit Family Court yesterday, against the wishe(...)

Mr Justice John Edwards at the Court of Appeal said there were two interests to be balanced in a criminal prosecution: the public interest in seeing suspected offenders tried, and an individual’s right to a fair trial. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Circuit Court judge’s ruling that a man was unfit to be tried for dangerous driving causing death and serious injury has been overturned by the Cour(...)

Dean Brennan (28), of Casement Park, Finglas, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to making a threat to kill or cause serious harm  at McKee Park, Finglas on December 18th, 2014. He also admitted harassment on December 26th, 2014. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has been jailed for sending “grossly threatening” text messages to his ex-girlfriend after she started seeing another man. Dean Brennan (28) mad(...)

A man tried to use a large golf umbrella as a weapon in an attempt to rob a bookies after a mugger took his dole money, a court has heard

A man tried to use a large golf umbrella as a weapon in an attempt to rob a bookies after a mugger took his dole money, a court has heard. Niall Flynn(...)

Kerry’s Sheen river is well-known for salmon fishing and a “catch and return” policy exists there.

A scheme by Kerry County Council to take water everyday from the Sheen river near its picturesque salmon leap falls, close to Kenmare, was stopped (...)

 Thomas Pfeiffer (50) was sentenced to three years suspended for abducting and falsely imprisoning an 11-year-old boy.

An academic has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence in the Circuit Criminal Court in Waterford for abducting and falsely imprisoning an (...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

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