Seamus Hughes

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Judges claimed more than €780,000 in expenses in the first half of 2016, new Courts Service figures show. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Judges claimed more than €780,000 in expenses in the first half of 2016, new Courts Service figures show. The largest claim, for €24,500, was made by(...)

Marie Antoinette (Tara Breathnach) gives advice on headwear at Quay Street in Galway city on Thursday during a street theatre production to mark Bastille Day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway pub has been transformed into the Bastille for the next two days to mark France’s national holiday. Tigh Neachtain’s bar is staging the two-(...)

The judge  dismissed the charges calling the evidence “somewhat ropey” and “conflicting and confusing”. File photograph: Collins Courts

Three charges of assault brought against a care assistant were dismissed at a special sitting of Longford District Court on Friday. Roberta Neilon Hy(...)

Gardaí were confronted by “mayhem” when they arrived to a Co Westmeath pub on St Patrick’s Day where an altercation had broken out between two Traveller factions, Mullingar District Court has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A judge has described the legal aid system as a “joke” after 14 men charged with violent disorder demanded free legal representation despite posting €(...)

Two men have been remanded in custody  in connection to an alleged  aggravated burglary in Co Longford at the weekend. Photograph: The Irish Times

Two men charged in connection to a suspected aggravated burglary at a house in Co Longford at the weekend have been remanded in custody. John Ryan (3(...)

John Joe Nevin arriving at Mullingar District Court on Thursday. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is facing a trial by judge and jury after he was charged yesterday with the offence of violent disorder. Nevin(...)

Up to 13 houses in the towns of Mullingar, Athlone and Moate were targeted by teams of gardaí.

Seven people are being questioned by gardaí after homes across the midlands were searched as part of a crackdown on feuding Traveller gangs.A large nu(...)

A drunken John Joe Nevin challenged a garda in a melee outside a pub by asking “do you know who I am?”, a court has heard.When the 25-year-old Olympic(...)

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier th(...)

Kilkenny  manager Brian Cody speaks to Tommy Walsh before introducing him  as a second-half substitute during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How often have we heard the phrase “proud hurling county” used to elicit some semblance of hope for a team that are, to put it mildly, struggling in t(...)

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