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The UK has abolished peremptory challenging of potential jurors, so is it time we too adopted that model?

At the Central Criminal Court in Dublin earlier this year at a trial for sexual assault, the defence used all seven of its entitlements to challenge p(...)

Seamus O’Byrne (27) was gunned down in front of his girlfriend and infant son in the driveway of their Tymon Park North home in March 2009.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 29-year-old man arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a gangland style murder in Dublin is to contest extradition proceedings, a court in (...)

Raymond Smith  pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday to giving false information in an affidavit in September  2010. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

A Dublin man who took a personal injury action claiming he suffered a debilitating back injury in a car crash now faces up to 10 years in prison and a(...)

Four men linked to the transactions at the heart of the case being taken against former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive Seán Fitzpatrick and two others, were identified at a hearing in the Circuit Criminal Court today.

Four men linked to the transactions at the heart of the case being taken against former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive Seán Fitzpatrick and two othe(...)

A 44-year-old heating and plumbing contractor has been returned for trial by judge and jury on a charge of manslaughter over the death of a woman in (...)

Shane Geoghegan was shot dead  as he walked home from work in a case of mistaken identity.

An inquest into the death of rugby player Shane Geoghegan today has recorded a verdict of murder.Limerick Coroner’s Court heard medical evidence the 2(...)

Joe Heffernan of Ennis, Co Clare, was sentenced to life for murdering a 21-year-old student after unsuccessfully claiming diminished responsibility. Photograph by Eamon Ward

If someone with mental illness commits a serious crime like murder how do you balance the needs of treatment and justice?The courts have grappled with(...)

A pilot project at Cloverhill prison identified psychosis in 561 new remands

Mental health experts have warned of “systematic discrimination” against people with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system as new figu(...)

A pilot project at Cloverhill prison identified psychosis in 561 new remands

Mental health experts have warned of “systematic discrimination” against people with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system as new figu(...)

A Cork man charged with IRA membership and firearms offences has had his bail conditions varied so he can attend the All-Ireland hurling final.Anthony(...)

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