Patrick O’Driscoll (42) of Codrum, Macroom, Co Cork, was found guilty by a jury of 61 counts of raping his eldest daughter, Ellen O’Driscoll, between 2008 and 2009.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Cork father of nine, who raped his teenage daughter on a weekly basis when she was aged between 16 and 17, has been jailed for nine years. Patrick(...)

A woman whose father raped her repeatedly when she was a teenager has said her family has been torn apart in the wake of the abuse. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A woman whose father raped her repeatedly when she was a teenager has said her family has been torn apart in the wake of the abuse and that she will n(...)

William Gilsenan at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin where he was found guilty of the manslaughter of Edward Fitzgerald in October 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man who killed a drug dealer during an argument over a €100 debt has been found guilty of manslaughter. William Gilsenan (24) had pleaded not(...)

Hungarian national Tamas Vecernyes (29), with a last address in Cork, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape  on September 9th, 2009. The Court of Appeal reduced the  sentence to eight years with three suspended on Tuesday following an appeal. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man who raped a woman in her apartment after she invited him in for drinks with friends has had his eight-year jail term cut to five years on appeal(...)

Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who fatally stabbed his housemate in the heart when they rowed about food during a drinking binge has been jailed for five years. Deivydas Zige(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who is appealing against his conviction  for tax evasion.  Senior counsel John Kearney said all the tax due was paid by members of the 67-year-old’s family. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy had nothing to do with cattle farming, according to his lawyers in an appeal against conviction for evading(...)

The Laois man’s conviction is the second for marital rape this year and the fourth since it was criminalised in 1990. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Laois man beat and raped his wife after she insulted him about his ability to attract women. The 45-year-old was convicted on Thursday at the Centr(...)

Judge Alison Lindsay: ‘It was a pleasure to be a judge for the last 20 years.’

Tributes were paid to Judge Alison Lindsay on her retirement as a Circuit Court judge. Members of the judge’s family, as well as her former tip-staff(...)

 Denis Leahy of Queen Street, Dublin 7 has been jailed for 14 years after attacking  Rose Kenny (above) in  September  2014. Photograph: Collins

A 50-year-old man who launched a “vicious” knife attack on a woman he was in a relationship with 15 years previously has been jailed for 14 years. De(...)

A semi-automatic pistol with a fully-loaded magazine was found on the floor of the van, as well as other loose ammunition in a black hold-all bag, the court heard. Photograph: iStock

Two Dublin men have been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition. Michael Finlay (36) of Maplewood Road, Tallaght, (...)

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