Man jailed for raping his wife and threatening to kill her

Man jailed for ten years for marital rape

14.13 A 42-year-old man who raped his wife, threatened to kill her and later beat her with a hammer has been jailed for ten years at the Central Criminal Court.

Police said 12 people were wounded in the attack

German bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State

14.50 German authorities have said a video found on the mobile phone of the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a crowded music festival yesterday showed he "pledged allegiance" to the so-called Islamic State group.

John O'Donnell was arrested on 4 July at New Line Road in Letterkenny on suspicion of assault causing harm an

Donegal councillor charged with assault

14.00 A councillor who featured in the RTÉ Investigates programme on Standards in Public Office has appeared in court on two charges of assaulting two men in February last year.

Lawyers representing the department and the State have sent letters over legal actions

Abuse survivors warned over legal actions

22 Jul Lawyers representing the Department of Education and the State have written to people who were sexually abused in schools as children warning them to withdraw legal cases against it or potentially face significant costs.

Andrew Gilmartin denies the charge

Woman admits lying on official forms in trial

22 Jul A woman who has accused an executive officer in the Department of Social Protection of telling her to perform a sex act in return for getting her out of trouble has admitted that she lied three times on an official form and was wrong to claim benefit while working.

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years for killing his girlfriend in 2013

Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

21 Jul South African prosecutors has said they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as "shockingly too lenient".

Marta Herda has pleaded not guilty to murdering Csaba Orsos

Closing speeches given in harbour murder trial

21 Jul The lawyer for a woman accused of murdering her colleague by driving him into a harbour where he drowned, has said that if she had done so deliberately she would be 'committing suicide'.

The court heard that after her appearance before PAC in 2014 Angela Kerins tried to end her own life

PAC members 'sympathetic' to Kerins' difficulties

21 Jul Lawyers for PAC have told the High Court that the committee members were very conscious of, and sympathetic to, the serious difficulties experienced by the former Chief Executive of the Rehab Group, Angela Kerins.

Bomb squad and emergency services at the scene

Arrest over suspected terror attack in Sydney

21 Jul Australian police have arrested a man for an apparent planned attack on a Sydney police station, after he drove a car that local media said was loaded with gas canisters into its underground car park.

Andrew Gilmartin denies the charge

Dept official on trial over alleged coercion

21 Jul The trial has begun at Sligo Circuit Court of an official at the Department of Social Protection accused of asking a female claimant to perform a sex act in return for getting her out of trouble.