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Patrick McDonagh’s  defence team has argued that he is unfit for trial under section 4 of the Criminal Law Insanity Act and that he suffers with schizophrenia. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A man accused of murdering a pensioner believes that entering a “guilty” plea actually means he would be pleading “not guilty” to the charge, a hearin(...)

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Two men in their 20s who were found guilty of raping a young woman after she had “blacked out” at a party have had their appeals against convictions d(...)

Victim Sinead Connolly (in wheelchair ) pictured leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Friday April 8th after giving a victim impact statement. Photograph: Collins Courts

A mother-of-one has described the moment her “evil, sadistic” neighbour - a man she has known since childhood - left her permanently paralysed in an a(...)

Liam Dowds (40) pleaded guilty to one count of stealing razors, lamb and champagne from Tesco supermarket at Navan Road, Cabra. Photograph: iStock

A shoplifter bit off the ear of a Tesco customer who tried to stop him stealing razors, lamb and champagne before swallowing it and saying: “I have HI(...)

Following an investigation by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI), Brady and two other men were charged on Monday and were remanded following a district court appearance that day.

Convicted garda killer Aaron Brady’s case for perverting the course of justice during his trial has been adjourned for two weeks for prosecutors to co(...)

In an ex tempore judgment delivered on Friday at the Court of Appeal by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy, sitting with Court President Mr Justice George Birmingham and Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, the appeal was rejected.

A Minister of the Eucharist who had been “living a lie for many years” has failed in his bid to have the eight-and-a-half-year jail term for sexually (...)

The jail term given to the man who brandished a large knife as he “encouraged violence” outside a house party where Cameron Blair was stabbed to death(...)

Jim Mansfield Junior. Photograph: Collins Courts

The High Court has cleared the way for the seizure a luxury property in south Dublin as part of a Criminal Assets Bureau case against Jim Mansfield Jn(...)

A mother-of-three was acquitted of sexually assaulting her children despite evidence she had admitted to abusing them during a lie-detector test, the (...)

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

A 68-year-old man has been jailed in Cork today for 18 months for sexual crimes against his niece. She only learned three years ago that he had admitt(...)

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