Judge Patrick Durcan said: ‘I am confident that if you have half your mother’s decency that you will come out the other end.’

The mother of a man involved in a Christmas day burglary made an emotional plea to him in court to turn his life around and to come out of prison a be(...)

Nationally, the Garda has admitted that 147,000 people were wrongly summoned to court over alleged notice offences and that 10 per cent of them were convicted. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last December, Judge Patrick Durcan, a man not shy about articulating his frustration at loopholes in the penalty points system, sat in Ennis District(...)

Evan Meehan from Shannon has pleaded guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls from their Facebook profiles to a pornographic site.

A judge warned a 22-year-old Shannon man who uploaded 19 girls’ Facebook profile pictures to a pornographic site that he faces jail if he does comply (...)

Ennis District Court: Judge Patrick Durcan  threw out a bail agreement reached between gardaí and the solicitor for the accused

A District Court judge said on Friday he is “absolutely appalled” gardaí reached an agreement for a man to get bail, even though he had committed 18 (...)

 The vast majority of the cases related to motorists clocked over the limit by “Go Safe” speeding vans. Photograph: Frank Miller

A Co Clare judge claimed his courtroom was “stinking of perjury” after he had to strike out more than 20 speeding cases on Friday. Judge Patrick Du(...)

The judge said stealing the €400 medical wig was a serious offence. File photograph: Getty Images

A man has been jailed for three months after stealing a €400 medical wig from the head of his ex-girlfriend. Paul Carr (41), of Cluain Airne, Shannon(...)

A garda told the judge that while Harry Dinan was giving evidence, he saw Kevin Dinan “discreetly” video his uncle in the court.

A judge has placed a convicted killer in Garda custody after he was spotted by a detective videoing his uncle giving evidence in a court witness box.(...)

At Ennis District Court, Kevin McCormack was charged with the assault causing harm of his brother Michael on June 8th last year.

A 67-year-old Co Clare man has appeared in court charged with assaulting his brother with a shovel. At Ennis District Court, Kevin McCormack of Fano(...)

In the mid-morning incident at the Ennis branch of McDonald’s on June 7th last, the man ordered a double sausage meal with extra hash brown, extra sausage and milk. Stock photograph: iStock

A 44-year-old man exposed his penis to a “shocked and upset” 19-year-old female McDonald’s worker after ordering a double sausage breakfast meal from (...)

Last year, almost €1.3 million was paid in fines to the poor box in courts across the country. File photograph: Collins Courts

A district court judge yesterday abolished the poor box in his court – but only in name. At the outset of the sitting of Ennis District Court, Judge(...)

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