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The review will take European law into account, particularly rulings from the European Court of Human Rights and how they might impact on the Offences Against the State Acts 1939 to 1998.

International views on the State’s Special Criminal Court are to be sought out by an inquiry led by a former Court of Appeal judge into the operation (...)

Charlene Masterson  speaking to reporters outside the Criminal Courts of Justice  after her father was jailed for 17 years. Photograph: Collins

A daughter who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her father has told of how she plans to campaign for greater awareness and support for individu(...)

While serving his rape sentence, Murray waged a campaign of threats, intimidation and harassment from his prison cell, against his rape victim and three barristers involved in his 2013 trial. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A criminal who ran an escort agency and who has now been jailed for threats to kill barristers, and advertising a woman he raped as a prostitute, is t(...)

The judge said to the jury ‘there was no restriction on time’ and to return verdicts based on the evidence before them. Photograph: Alan Betson

The jury in the trial of a Munster child abuse trial have ceased their deliberations at the Central Criminal Court and retired for the evening. Mr Ju(...)

The main male accused pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault, assault causing serious harm, false imprisonment, making threats to kill, assault causing harm and robbery, all  in Co Cavan in 2019.

A man who imprisoned, sexually abused and repeatedly assaulted a teenager during a four day “reign of terror” in Co Cavan has been jailed for nine yea(...)

Kevin Lunney: The prosecution alleges that his abductors used the van to drive from Dublin to Cavan and back to Dublin on the day he was assaulted. Photograph: BBC Spotlight

A van allegedly used in the abduction and assault of businessman Kevin Lunney was left unlocked on a Dublin street where a member of the National Surv(...)

The jury has heard that Nadine Lott suffered ‘severe blunt force trauma’ and stab injuries at the hands of her former partner.

A boxer accused of murdering his former partner Nadine Lott told gardaí he was “pounding” her and “punching like mad”, and that if he had wanted to ki(...)

The trial before Judge Martina Baxter and a jury of eight men and four women continues on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A man who claims he was regularly sexually and physically assaulted by his stepfather has told a court the accused once tied a pet dog to a railway tr(...)

The 66-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault against each of the two boys on dates between December 1st, 1988, and May 31st, 1989, at a location in Co Wicklow as well as seven charges of child cruelty on each of his alleged victims.

A man has claimed he and his twin brother were treated “like sexual pawns” by their stepfather who repeatedly sexually abused and beat them as well as(...)

Joseph Smith outside  the Criminal Courts of Justice  on Parkgate Street in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who twice fired a shotgun at his partner’s car following an argument has been jailed for three years. Joseph Smith (36), of Waterville Terrace,(...)

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