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Monaghan man appears before High Court over deaths of 39 migrants in UK container tragedy
Ronan Hughes is wanted by UK authorities to face 39 counts of manslaughter and one count of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.
Dublin man pleads guilty to participating in activities intended to facilitate murder of 'Patsy' Hutch
Five other men, who are charged with conspiring with one or more persons to murder Hutch, had their cases adjourned for seven weeks.
Criminal Assets Bureau: Court orders receivers over three luxury watches and two homes
Christopher Waldron (37) of Cabra is facing proceedings brought by CAB.
Man who helped Kinahan cartel commit 'cold-blooded assassination' has jail term increased
Martin Aylmer (33) was implicated in the murder of Michael Barr in Dublin in 2016.
Male model facing international money laundering charges arrested and brought before High Court
Mark Adams is alleged to have booked 500 flights into and out of the UK in the space of four years.
Recommendation for State's longest serving prisoner to be granted some days of escorted release accepted by minister
Serial killer John Shaw has been in custody for almost 44 years in Ireland.
Boy B given April date to appeal conviction for murdering Ana Kriegel
The 15-year-old was sentenced to a term of 15 years.
Two men who had 'integral part' in cannabis distribution in Ireland have sentences doubled
The DPP had argued the original sentences for the Polish nationals had been “unduly lenient”.
High Court to make decision on Ian Bailey's extradition warrant to France later this month
Bailey was convicted of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in absentia in a Paris court earlier this year.
Man wanted in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in trailer was travelling on Irish passport, court hears
It is alleged that Eamon Harrison delivered the trailer to a Belgian port before its journey to Britain.
One-punch attacker who left victim with life-changing injuries has jail term halved on appeal
David Kirwan suffered catastrophic injuries following the assault in Bray in 2017.
'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'
Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.
Man who raped woman at gaming convention loses appeal against length of sentence
Dominique Meehan said she has not been able to work since the attack.
Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow
Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
Patrick Quirke murder trial nears end as jury to continue deliberations tomorrow
Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.
Jury in trial of Patrick Quirke told to consider circumstantial evidence with care
After almost two months of evidence, the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.
Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs
Michael Brady has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Man found guilty of abusing his daughter has conviction quashed over his barrister’s error in closing speech
The error was pointed out by the trial judge who said it was “serious” and a “very significant issue”.
Man convicted of raping 15-year-old at house party has appeal dismissed
The Court of Appeal had “no hesitation” in dismissing the appeal.
Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced
Rosemary Jones was previously given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage.
Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped
Hutch was accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.
Man diagnosed with schizophrenia 12 years after murdering infant son has conviction quashed
Yusuf Ali Abdi stood trial in 2003 for the murder of his son, Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali.
State's longest serving prisoner appealing after losing bid for two temporary release days a year
The High Court ruled John Shaw was at a high risk of reoffending.
Man who gave partner 'merciless beating' and abducted her child has sentenced increased to three years
Patrick Lynch’s initial sentence of two years was found to be ‘unduly lenient’
Ex-Anglo banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney seeking legal costs for original trial
O’Mahoney successfully appealed his original conviction in March 2016.
Alleged IRA bomber John Downey granted bail in extradition case
Northern Irish authorities are seeking the surrender of John Downey over the murder of two British Army Infantrymen in 1972.
Alleged IRA bomber told gardaĂ­ he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing
The 66-year-old appeared before the High Court in Dublin today.
Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence
The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaĂ­.
Man who defiled girl he collected from teenage disco in Dublin has sentence cut on appeal
He has been resentenced to two years imprisonment with 12 months post-release supervision.
Potential retrial for woman accused of slicing a woman's throat after jury fails to reach verdict
The case was put back to November for a possible retrial.
Court of Appeal rejects application by Brian Rattigan to have drug dealing conviction quashed
The 37 year-old is the first person to be found guilty of charges connected to drug dealing while in prison.
Eight life sentences upheld for man jailed for raping mother and daughter 'in every conceivable way'
He also pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, attempted rape, aggravated burglary, making threats to kill and aggravated sexual assault.
Kerry man (26) who broke into 73-year-old woman’s home and raped her twice loses appeal
Mr Justice John Hedigan described the offence as “one of the most serious cases of rape”.
Woman has murder conviction quashed as jury weren't allowed to consider if she was provoked
The Court of Appeal said it would quash Farrell’s conviction and order a retrial.
Ex-solicitor Michael Lynn granted bail ahead of trial in 2020
Lynn had fled to Brazil.
Man jailed for punching, kicking and repeatedly raping woman has conviction overturned on appeal
The three-judge Court of Appeal directed a retrial.
Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother
A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.
Care worker who uploaded video of sexual assault of resident to Facebook sentenced to year in prison
Peter Hilliard had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of sexual assault at a nursing home in Rathfarnham, Dublin between February 2013 and June 2016.
Court of Appeal increases burglar's three month sentence to two-and-a-half years
It found his original term to be too lenient.
Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient
The man collapsed and died as he was about to confront the two intruders in his home.