The court heard the Central Mental Hospital (above) was fully occupied and there is a long waiting list of extremely ill people in prison who are in more urgent need of admission than a Co Clare man. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is very wrong that the State is about to sign a €3 billion contract for broadband when there is no bed in the Central Mental Hospital for a man who(...)

At Ennis Circuit Court on Wednesday, the man admitted to gardaí that he was a Nepiophile or ‘Nepi’- a person who is sexually attracted to children aged under three. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 42-year-old married Co Clare man admitted to gardaí that he is sexually attracted to babies and toddlers aged under three and sought out pornographi(...)

Rene Miko of Place de Plouzane, Kilrush, Co Clare, pleaded guilty at Ennis Circuit Court to drink driving and dangerous driving causing death.  Photograph: Eamon Ward

A drunk driver has been jailed for four years for dangerous driving causing the death of GAA coach Eugene McNamara (42) in Co Clare. At Ennis Circuit(...)

Rene Miko of Place de Plouzane, Kilrush, Co Clare,  pleaded guilty to drink driving and dangerous driving causing death at at Ennis Circuit Court.

A motorist was three times over the drink drive limit when he drove at 120km/h in a built up area of Ennis before he struck a pedestrian on a footpath(...)

Judge says some participants of a feud in Ennis, Co Clare don’t even know what the feud is about.

A judge has said feuding Travellers in Ennis, Co Clare had “behaved like savages to each other”. Judge Gerald Keys made his comment on Friday before (...)

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A Limerick man who had a compensation claim dismissed by a judge told the court his “body is destroyed from people driving into me”. At Ennis Circuit(...)

The judge said the woman’s continuing efforts to rehabilitate herself would not be possible if she was jailed. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Clare mother whose five-month-old daughter suffered a catalogue of injuries in her care – including a skull fracture, a broken arm and two broken(...)

Defendant was following a Sat Nav system as he travelled from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher.

A driver who crashed causing the death of a close friend after he became confused over his Sat Nav telling him to go the wrong direction near the Clif(...)

Judge Gerald Keys said a report on the accused noted she is “contrite for the emotional and physical pain, upset and upheaval that her actions have caused to her children”.

A “cruel, violent, pathetic” mother who subjected four of her children to “a horrific catalogue of abuse” for years has walked free from court. Judge(...)

Det Garda Denis Stack told Ennis Circuit Court that in the violent incident “miraculously, no one was hurt”

A dispute between Traveller families over who won an organised 13-minute long “fair fight” between two men quickly erupted into a “ferocious encounte(...)

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