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Kevin Lunney has told the court he was bundled into the boot of a car near his home and driven to a container where he was threatened and told to resign as a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings. File photograph: BBC Spotlight

Gardaí are breaching the privacy and constitutional rights of citizens by operating a “de facto surveillance system” using CCTV from businesses, home(...)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the offending encompassed ‘all forms of sexual activity’ short of penetrative intercourse. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A man who sexually abused his foster daughter multiple times a week until she left the family home has been jailed for five years. The man (77), who (...)

Fortune Chigumira was given an 18 month suspended sentence and banned from driving for 18 months  which Judge Ó Donnabháin said was a serious penalty given his dependence on driving for work.

, A 49-year-old truck driver has been banned from driving for six years after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of a deaf wom(...)

Minister for justice Nora Owen following the removal for murdered journalist Veronica Guerin on June 29th, 1996.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nora Owen remembers exactly what she was doing when she heard Veronica Guerin had been murdered. The former minister for justice had just returned to (...)

The brother of a “trusting, gentle” and vulnerable pensioner, who was killed after a teenager with an intellectual disability set fire to his home in (...)

Judge Melanie Greally said she does envisage extending Henney’s stay in prison due to the “despicable nature” of the offence.

A teenager killed a dog by kicking it so hard it went above the head of its owner, a court has heard. Josh Henney (19) twice kicked the dog in their(...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, above, told Fine Gael Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan to “cop yourself on” in relation to comparisons with Germany in the 1930s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has said that “in hindsight” members of his party should have recorded their abstention in a Dáil vote on extending th(...)

Fine Gael  challenged Sinn Féin’s  Senator Lynn Boylan to commit to voting for the Special Criminal Court’s renewal. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

A fresh political row has broken out over the Special Criminal Court as Government TDs accused Sinn Féin of staging a “walk out” ahead of the Dáil vot(...)

  was approached by a gang in France and asked to bring the drugs to Ireland, the court heard. File photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Ltd

A 22-year-old courier who was approached by a gang in France to bring over €600,000 worth of drugs to Ireland has been jailed for five years after he (...)

 Judge at Court of Appeal said there was no extensive mitigation. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Court of Appeal will re-sentence a convicted fraudster after hearing that a judge gave her a suspended sentence because he was unhappy with the “c(...)

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