Karl Haugh, the 25-year-old man who died after being stabbed in Kilkee, Co Clare.

The Kilrush man charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of 25-year-old Kilkee man Karl Haugh was yesterday further remanded in custody. At a s(...)

Bathroom facilities were found to be inadequate with just one toilet between 12 residents in one part of St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff at a nursing home in Bray stored an oxygen cylinder in an open press beside a residents’ smoking area, according to an inspection report release(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. “The grandest panjandrum in contemporary Irish politics.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At Ennis District Court last week, Judge Patrick Durcan, a former Fine Gael politician, excoriated broadcaster Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrum(...)

A judge has trained his sights on broadcaster Joe Duffy. Photograph: Alan Betson

A District Court judge has accused RTÉ’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the media” of attacking the courts for not sentencing people. At(...)

On Friday, a female motorist told Judge Durcan that she didn’t receive the Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from the Thurles unit that would have given her time to pay fines for two speeding offences. Photograph: Getty Images

A judge said on Friday he has felt “mentally sick” over the fixed-charge penalty system used to prosecute speeding motorists. At Ennis District Court(...)

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(...)

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