Jonathan Dowdall

A former Sinn Féin councillor and his father have been charged at the Special Criminal Court with intent to commit false imprisonment. Jonathan Dowda(...)

Lee Wainwright of Curragh Park, Tuam, and originally from the UK, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape at the hotel in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

A former Galway hotel manager has been sentenced to six years for raping a young woman when she fell asleep in one of the rooms. Lee Wainwright (40(...)

Denis Leahy, of Queen Street, Dublin 7, has today pleaded guilty to  attempting to murder Rose Kenny (51) at School Street Flats, Dublin 8 on September 23rd, 2014.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 50-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his ex-partner in Dublin nearly two years ago. Denis Leahy, of Queen Street, Dublin 7(...)

Patrick  Brennan (52), with an address at Lindisfarne Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 was charged with knowingly possessing an explosive substance, to wit four 400-gramme blocks of TNT and three electric explosive detonators, under such circumstances as to give rise to a reasonable suspicion he had not got them in his possession for a lawful object, at Store Street, Dublin 1, on June 16th.

A Dublin man has been charged at the Special Criminal Court with possession of over a kilogramme of explosives. Patrick Brennan (52) was arrested on (...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions has today successfully sought a review of Brian McLaughlin’s sentence for  assaulting his partner and falsely imprisoning her at their home in Buncrana on October 20th, 2013. The Court of Appeal has found the sentence “unduly lenient”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man who imprisoned his partner and was “sharpening knives at the end of the bed” while gardaí­ were outside has been spared a return to jail despite(...)

Three men accused of falsely imprisoning a Dublin family have been returned for trial to the Special Criminal Court. In December, at Cloverhill Dist(...)

The Special Criminal Court heard evidence  from a member of the Special Detective Unit that Brendan Hope was seen leaving a house used to construct explosive devices for the IRA.

A Co Westmeath man has been jailed for three years for possession of an improvised explosive device. The Special Criminal Court heard evidence on Wed(...)

Two Dublin men have been charged with possession of 150kg of explosives at an out-of-hours sitting of the Special Criminal Court. The men were also (...)

Samuel Devlin was arrested at Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, Co Dublin in May 2014

A Northern Ireland man has been sentenced by the Special Criminal Court to six years in prison for possession of an explosive substance. During his t(...)

Shane Rowan  was also charged at the Special Criminal Court with possession of 75 rounds of assorted manufactured 7.62x39mm calibre ammunition. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A Donegal man has been charged with possession of assault rifles and ammunition at an out-of-hours sitting of the Special Criminal Court. Shane Row(...)

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