Karen O Connor

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The judge adjourned sentencing to allow a probation report be prepared and remanded Raymond McElwaine (68) in custody until October 8th, 2020, for finalisation of sentence. File photograph: The Irish Times

A judge has commended a survivor of child sexual abuse for her “strength and courage” in coming forward to make a complaint against her father due to (...)

The Circuit Court heard Ross Maher, with an address in Emmet Court, Inchicore, had been drinking and taking pills on the day in question. File Photograph: Collins

A garda pulled his gun on a man who was covered in blood and coming at him with a large carving knife on a busy Dublin street, a court has heard. Ros(...)

Oliver Callely was standing on a balcony overlooking a crowded smoking area when he lit the firework which took off and got stuck between a man’s arm and body.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The son of former politician Ivor Callely has been ordered to perform community service in lieu of a prison sentence for lighting a firework in Copper(...)

A man has gone on trial before Judge Karen O’Connor (pictured) accused of the unlawful application and possession of trademarks of well-known washing powder brands Persil, Ariel, Fairy, Daz and Bold.

A man has gone on trial accused of the unlawful application and possession of trademarks of well-known washing powder brands Persil, Ariel, Fairy, Daz(...)

Paul Henry pictured outside court holding a framed photo of his  son  Lee (13) who was killed in the hit and run. Photograph: Collins Courts

A driver who caused the death of a teenage boy in a fatal hit and run has been jailed for eight months. Lee Henry (13) and a group of his friends wer(...)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that during an interview with gardaí in 2016, David O’Brien estimated he abused between 30 or 40 children while he was a scout leader. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A former scout leader in Dublin has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for the sexual abuse of four boys. David O’Brien, now aged 67, told gardaí­ (...)

‘Why are so many children being diagnosed with autism now compared with 20 years ago? Are we missing something?’ Photograph: iStock

Why are so many more children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) than 20 years ago? Galway-based consultant speech and language the(...)

Tom Humphries attending his 2017 trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Convicted child abuser and former Irish Times writer Tom Humphries has been released from prison having served 22 months of a 2½-year sentence. The f(...)

 Alex Bravo (60) leaves court. Photograph: Collins Courts

An arthritis sufferer who was using cannabis to treat his pain has received a suspended jail term after being caught with more than 5kg of the drug. (...)

An aspiring DJ found concealing heroin in his buttocks in a Garda station has been given a suspended jail term of two and a half years. Judge Karen O(...)

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