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Sashi Buti (19) leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last year. The former Blackrock College rugby player has pleaded guilty to assaulting and robbing a taxi driver in Inchicore following a night out. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former Blackrock College rugby player who beat up and robbed a taxi driver to avoid paying a fare has been jailed for nine months. In the Dublin Ci(...)

Luther Ward and Tommy End  during their wrestling match at the Over the Top Wrestling event held in the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin recently. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Gymnasties enter the ring wearing light blue singlets and fluorescent multi-coloured leggings and instantly start exercising. “Squat, squat, squa(...)

A file image from 2001 of convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke, owner of Radio Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke helped a woman to launch a campaign against the Catholic Church seeking compensation over clerical child sex abu(...)

Supt Peter Duff and Garda Joanne Grogan at Tallaght Garda station during a briefing  on the disappearance of Philip Cairns in 1986. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Philip Cairns 30 years ago believe his schoolbag may hold the key to solving the case, despite the death of (...)

Convicted child molester Eamon Cooke outside a Radio Dublin studio in Clondalkin, Dublin, in 2001.  Gardaí will interview ex-employees of Radio Dublin, a pirate station owned by  Cooke (above), as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Philip Cairns in 1986. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí will interview former employees of Radio Dublin, the pirate station owned by convicted child molester Eamon Cooke, as part of their investigati(...)

Angela Copley: Contacted several Garda stations and heard back in about two days. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A former community worker who went to the Garda with information about the disappearance of schoolboy Philip Cairns said she hoped it would help his m(...)

Eamon Cooke, a former DJ with the Radio Dublin pirate station, was jailed in March 2007 for 10 years for sexually assaulting young girls at his home on dates in the mid to late 1970s. He has now been linked to the missing person case of Philip Cairns, who disappeared in 1986.

The former radio DJ Eamon Cooke gained minor celebrity status in Dublin in the late 1960s and 1970s. Listeners felt their tastes were not being full(...)

Sarah Morris  and Robbie O’Connor  performing for Sabina Higgins, Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Joan Burton at the opening of Richmond Barracks. Photograph: Eric Luke

One hundred years to the day that 1916 rebel leaders were court martialled at Richmond Barracks in Dublin, their relatives attended the reopening of (...)

The fire at  the ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin,  on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

SORCHA POLLAK ESB Networks has said people are taking “their lives into their own hands” in their attempts to steal copper wire from locations such a(...)

Life on the Liffey: I could hear the water bus before I could see it – the grinding and groaning. And then the blast of its light and the clanking chains. Photograph: Jan Stromme/Getty

On the landing stage at Chapelizod bridge we waited for the early- morning water bus. It was dark still, and all around other passengers sat on benche(...)

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