Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika were found dead in June 2013

Kerry trial hears of bloody footprints

21 Oct There were numerous footwear prints in blood found in the Co Kerry house where the bodies of Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika were discovered in June 2013, a trial has been told.

The desecration is believed to have happened last night

William T Cosgrave's grave vandalised

21 Oct The grave of William T Cosgrave, the first head of an independent Irish government, has been vandalised and badly damaged in a Dublin cemetery.

Oscar Pistorius is led away to Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

21 Oct South African judge Thokozile Masipa has sentenced Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Samoan rugby player Alesana Tuilagi is charged with assault causing harm following an incident on Dublin's Harcourt Street

Tuilagi has assault case adjourned

21 Oct Samoan rugby player Alesana Tuilagi, who has been charged with attacking a man in Dublin three years ago, has had his case adjourned for six weeks.

A Liberator pistol next to the 3D printer on which its components were made in the US

Japanese man jailed for 3D printing guns

20 Oct A Japanese court this morning jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Maíria Cahill has condemned what she said were attempts by Sinn Féin to vilify her

Cahill calls for service for sexual abuse victims

20 Oct Maíria Cahill, who alleges she was raped by a member of the IRA in the 1990s, has asked Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson to establish an emergency service to help people who have been sexually abused.

Four justices voted in favour of the suspension, with one dissension and two recusals

Irish-born judge suspended in US porn scandal

21 Oct The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court last night suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct.

Larry Mullen began the action against Gaby Smyth and Company in July 2013

U2's Larry Mullen in court over €11m 'loss'

20 Oct U2 drummer Larry Mullen and his partner Ann Acheson claim they have lost more than €11m as a result of what they claim is a failure by their accountancy firm to advise them properly about investment funds.

Theresa Villiers said the Northern Ireland-specific inquiry was a more appropriate forum

Kincora claims not part of UK abuse inquiry

21 Oct Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has said allegations of child abuse at a Belfast boys' home will not be examined in a UK government inquiry into historical child abuse.