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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 15 August, 2020

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Jailing Kinahan cartel member with claustrophobia akin to 'putting man with arachnophobia in a cell with spiders'

A Portlaoise Prison GP said Patrick Curtis’s anxiety is ‘severe’.

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Ian Bailey extradition hearing: Counsel asks judge to 'put a stop to abuse of process'

It is the third time French authorities are seeking Mr Bailey’s surrender in relation to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Monday 6 July, 2020

Man (39) accused of attack on Kevin Lunney seeks to have charges dismissed

He is charged with false imprisonment and assault causing serious harm

Monday 29 June, 2020

Three men jailed for taking part in Kinahan cartel plan to kill Hutch family member

The three men received sentences totalling 19 years at the Special Criminal Court today.

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Friday 26 June, 2020

Family members of Patricia O'Connor receive prison sentences totalling eight-and-a-half years

Her husband Gus reported her missing despite knowing she was dead.

Thursday 28 May, 2020

Court hears Kinahan gang carries out 'execution-style' killings as Dublin man jailed for murder plot

Mark Capper was jailed for seven and a half years at the Special Criminal Court today.

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Grangegorman murders: Damages claim made by killer dismissed by European Court of Human Rights

Mark Nash is currently serving four life sentences at Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

Monday 30 March, 2020

Woman (47) found guilty of murdering her partner in drunken row in 2014

This is the last trial at the Central Criminal Court with an attending jury due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Third man appears before Special Criminal Court charged with attacking and falsely imprisoning man in Louth farmhouse

Thomas McGuinness (33), of Chestnut Court, Navan, Co Meath appeared before court today.

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Monday 2 March, 2020

Cork man who killed friend by repeatedly punching him in head during pub row jailed for manslaughter

Michael Dineen was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with the last year suspended.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Kieran Greene found guilty of murdering woman whose remains were found in Dublin and Wicklow mountains

Patricia O’Connor was Kieran Greene’s partner’s mother.

Monday 10 February, 2020

Man accused of murdering his partner's mother was visited by his girlfriend three times while he was on remand

The trial has heard that the body of Mrs O’Connor was dismembered into 15 separate parts.

Friday 24 January, 2020

Neighbour tells trial he did not see anything strange on night Patricia O'Connor was allegedly murdered

The witness testified that the O’Connor family were very nice people as well as good neighbours.

Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Murder accused told gardaí he believed mother-in-law tried to kill her husband

The jury was listening to garda interviews today in the trial of Kieran Greene (34).

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Body of 61-year-old woman was dismembered into 15 separate parts, murder trial hears

Kieran Greene has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Patricia O’Connor on 29 May 2017.

Friday 13 December, 2019

Man jailed for murder of infant son found not guilty by reason of insanity following retrial

Yusif Ali Abdi was initially tried before the Central Criminal Court in 2003.

Monday 9 December, 2019

Jury sworn in for trial of man accused of murdering his 20-month-old son

Yusif Ali Abdi is charged with murdering Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali on 17 April 2001.

Friday 22 November, 2019

Man who disposed of chainsaw used to dismember body found guilty of impeding father's prosecution

Paul Wells Junior was charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of his father Paul Wells Senior.

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Ross Hutch jailed for two-and-a-half years for robbing pharmacy with bike saddle

The incident happened at Boles Pharmacy in Drumcondra in April this year.

Friday 8 November, 2019

Earliest possible release dates for Boy A and Boy B will be in 2031 and 2027

The judge said he wanted the court to be kept fully informed about the boys’ progress and development in custody.

Thursday 24 October, 2019

Mother can't be committed to CMH as it has reached 'full capacity in its quota of female patients', court hears

The woman was yesterday found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her three-year-old daughter.

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Woman who smothered her daughter was suffering from severe depression with psychotic features, court hears

The woman had a ‘fixed, false and psychotic view’ of her child’s autistic condition, the trial was told.

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Mother who admits suffocating her three-year-old daughter was 'obsessed' over autism, court hears

The woman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Thursday 8 August, 2019

Derek Devoy to face Special Criminal Court trial over gun possession and garda assault charges

A production order was made for Devoy to appear before the three-judge court on 8 October.

Monday 29 July, 2019

Gangland criminal jailed for six years for 'intricate' plan to assassinate Dublin man

Alan Wilson was secretly recorded by gardaí discussing a plot to murder Gary Hanley, as part of an “ongoing feud”.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed

The man was found guilty at the Special Criminal Court yesterday.

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Judge tells jury in Ana Kriegel murder trial not to 'guess or make up theories' in relation to the case

The judge is expected to finish his charge to the jury tomorrow.

Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare 'unlikely' to avoid jail, judge tells Special Criminal Court

O’Hare has been remanded in custody until next week.

Thursday 24 January, 2019

Criminal Brian Rattigan jailed for nine years for killing former friend

The former gangland figure had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Estonian hitman Imre Arakas jailed for six years for conspiring to commit murder

The 60-year-old admitted last month to conspiring with others to murder James Gately.

Thursday 22 November, 2018

Man pleads guilty to helping a criminal gang carry out a murder on a Dublin street

David Douglas was shot dead in the south inner city on 1 July 2016.

Monday 12 November, 2018

Estonian man pleads guilty to conspiring to murder man in Northern Ireland

The defendant has been remanded in custody until 30 November, when he will be sentenced.

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Roscommon man to be extradited to UK over £5 million tax fraud

The impact of Brexit was one of the grounds on which Thomas Joseph O’Connor had opposed his extradition.

Thursday 18 October, 2018

Man who was on trial over Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan murder pleads guilty to facilitating criminal organisation in carrying out offence

Jason Keating had originally pleaded not guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to the murder of Kirwan on 2 October.

Monday 15 October, 2018

Man who helped criminal organisation murder Sunset House manager sentenced

Michael Barr was shot seven times by a masked gunman on 25 April 2016.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Two Dublin men jailed for IRA membership

The men’s sentences were backdated to 2 August 2017 when they went into custody.

Monday 30 July, 2018

Two organised crime ‘foot soldiers’ jailed for ‘shambolic’ plan to murder man

Gary Gleeson and Stephen Dunne were sentenced to 12 years each.

Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Man pleads guilty to facilitating gang in carrying out Sunset House shooting

The offences are alleged to have occurred between 23 and 25 April, 2016.

Thursday 5 July, 2018

Man accused of murdering Gareth Hutch had earplugs seized for DNA evidence, court hears

Gareth Hutch was shot dead in Dublin on the morning of 24 May 2016.

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