Alan Harte  was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the SCC for committing serious harm on and falsely imprisoning the Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director. Photograph: Collins

The High Court has directed that Alan Harte’s application for permission to bring proceedings aimed at setting aside the conviction and 30-year prison(...)

Lisa Smith (39), from Dundalk, Co, Louth, leaving the Special Criminal Court yesterday on Monday where her trial continues. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Former Irish soldier Lisa Smith, who denies membership of Isis, warned her family to become Muslims “before it’s too late” and told them she would see(...)

Coalition party leaders Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Soaring energy and food prices, a housing crisis, a healthcare system creaking at the seams, a climate emergency, an ever-present pandemic, and now wa(...)

At least seven men have alleged they were sexually abused by the same former senior figure in St John Ambulance. The man, now in his 80s, was a member of the organisation from the 1950s until at least 2000.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has decided not to pursue a prosecution against a man who allegedly sexually abused a number of boys in St J(...)

Gerry Hutch, with an address at Clontarf, Dublin, is charged in connection with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel, Whitehall, Dublin, on February 5th, 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry “The Monk” Hutch has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal over a refusal to halt his trial before the non-jury Special Criminal Court later(...)

UL had €1.7m out of €2.5m in capital funding withheld from the Department of Higher Education over concerns about its financial governance. Photograph: Press 22

Two men have been arrested and questioned by gardaí in recent days in connection with an alleged €450,000 fraud at the University of Limerick. The me(...)

Quaid is now appealing the conviction on the grounds that Ms Justice Gearty erred in failing to define recklessness in her charge to the jury

A man who had “drink taken” was convicted of raping a family friend as she slept in her bed, after the jury was misinformed about the issue of reckles(...)

Two Dublin men have had attempted murder charges against them upgraded to murder after the death of their alleged victim in hospital. On Friday the t(...)

Jozef Puska (31), charged with the murder of Irish teacher Ashling Murphy near  the Grand Canal in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has formally directed that a man charged with the murder of teacher Ashling Murphy will face trial in the Ce(...)

Denise Cribbin, pictured at the Criminal courts of Justice (CCJ) on Parkgate Street in Dublin for a court of appeal hearing. Photograph: Paddy Cummins

A woman sobbed in court on Tuesday as she was told she would be going to jail for making a false allegation of sexual assault. Denise Cribbin (45), (...)

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