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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “The gardaí and the judiciary have to have all means available to do their jobs in an accountable fashion . . . and we accept in exceptional circumstances that will mean non-jury trials.” Photograph: Damien Storan/PA

Sinn Féin’s support for a non-jury Special Criminal Court in “exceptional circumstances” includes its use for the prosecution of dissident republican (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill delivering the opening address to the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin on Saturday morning. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has questioned whether the UK government wants to solve the issues around the Northern Ireland protocol in h(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that the Special Criminal court is said that the court is ‘not unproblematic’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin is on the cusp of effectively dropping its outright opposition to the Special Criminal Court (SCC). The party is due to debate a motion put(...)

     Gardaí charged the boy, then aged 14, with two sexual offences at his home last year

A 15-year-old Dublin boy has been sent forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court accused of a young girl’s rape and sexual assault during a slee(...)

The trial heard medical evidence that the child’s brain injuries were a result of a combination of blunt-force trauma and violent shaking of the head

A married couple has been convicted of the neglect and cruelty of their daughter who has been left dependent on carers for the rest of her life after (...)

Garda Tony Golden was killed in Omeath, Co Louth in October  2015. Photograph: Garda/PA

Garda Pulse records and intelligence briefings failed to mention Adrian Crevan Mackin may have had access to firearms before he murdered Garda Tony Go(...)

The Central Criminal Court heard last year that the man carried out sexual assaults on a total of 14 children

The announcement of the first Covid lockdown in March last year may have put pressure on the jury in the case of a “true predator” who was later jaile(...)

     Philip Finnegan went missing before his decapitated body was found buried in a shallow grave in a Kildare wood

A phone, belonging to a man who denies decapitating his friend, connected to a cell site close to the area where the victim’s body was found, a murder(...)

     The court heard it is the State’s case that in the minds of the parents their child was misbehaving, perhaps due to the involvement of a spirit.

A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of two parents accused of the neglect of and cruelty to their nine-year-old daughter who was left with life(...)

     Lorcan Merriman was arrested on August 11th, 2017 and questioned at Clondalkin Garda Station, the court heard

A 37-year-old man who was known to gardaí was shot dead as he spoke to his mother on the phone at the front door of his home, a Central Criminal Court(...)

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