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John Forrester’s relatives (from left): Stacey and Sharon Forrester, his stepmother Sheena Taylor and Jamie Forrester outside court yesterday. Photograph: Courtpix

A 37-year-old Cork mother of three has been sentenced to life in prison for murder for a second time this year.Kinsale native Catherine O’Connor plead(...)

Michael Murray (42) , who lured  his victim into an apartment by telling her that an elderly woman was dying inside and needed her help, was jailed for 15 years for rape  at the Central Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man who repeatedly raped and tied up a mother after abducting her and her four-year-old son has been jailed for 15 years at the Central Criminal Cou(...)

Niamh O’Brien, daughter of Joe O’Brien, after the verdict. Photograph: Mary Browne

A man who killed a 60-year-old grandfather by subjecting him to a “vicious and sustained” beating after an argument broke out in an apartment has been(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham today said the appropriate amount of damages that former accountant Bernard Delaney must pay Sinead McCarthy Garofalo for the abuse he inflicted on her throughout her childhood was ¤450,000.

The High Court has awarded €450,000 in damages to a woman whose life “was ruined” by a man who sexually assaulted her over a 10-year period.Mr Justice(...)

Sinéad McCarthy Garofalo  leaving court yesterday after giving evidence. Photograph: Collins

A woman has told the High Court her life “was ruined” and her childhood “stolen” by a man who sexually abused her over 10 years. Mr Justice George Bir(...)

Thomas Byrne (47) arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

The trial of former solicitor Thomas Byrne has been shown documents said to show that he paid stamp duty on multiple properties of which he is alleged(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring  sentenced  Jason Curry to eight years in prison

A Dublin man has been sentenced to eight years for stabbing his friend in the stomach and chest, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.Jason Curr(...)

Former Solicitor Thomas Byrne (47) arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda and property dealer has told the trial of Thomas Byrne he never made a criminal complaint about €610,000 which was taken from his account at t(...)

John Gilligan leaving Portlaoise Prison yesterday morning after almost 17 years behind bars.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The internet was in its infancy when John Gilligan was jailed. Twitter, Facebook and iPhones were more than a decade away. But within an hour of his r(...)

Ivor Callely outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A trial date has been set for former junior minister Ivor Callely in relation to allegations of making bogus mobile phone expense claims.Mr Callely (5(...)

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