John Cunningham was shot by the British army in a field in Benburb, Co Armagh, in June 1974

Ex-soldier charged over 1974 Armagh death

25 Apr A 73-year-old former British soldier has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with the attempted murder of a man with learning difficulties over 40 years ago.

Alexander Pacteau is charged with the murder of Irish student Karen Buckley

Body of Karen Buckley to be brought home to Cork

24 Apr The body of Karen Buckley is expected to be returned to her home in north Cork this weekend, following its release by the Procurator Fiscal, part of Scotland's prosecution service in Glasgow.

Barry Lyttle (L) and Patrick Lyttle (R) are pictured on 5 March

Man gets suspended sentence for attacking brother

24 Apr A Co Antrim man who caused serious head injuries to his younger brother during an incident on a night out in Australia has been given a 13-month suspended prison sentence by a court in Sydney.

The cocaine seizure was one of the biggest in Europe in 2014 and had a street value of around €290m

Three jailed over trafficking €290m of cocaine

24 Apr Three men have been given jail sentences ranging from eight to ten years after they pleaded guilty to drug trafficking arising out of the seizure of more than a tonne of cocaine on a yacht off the southwest coast last year.

Mumbai is India's financial capital

Police accused of raping and blackmailing model

24 Apr Police in Mumbai have arrested three officers who allegedly raped a model in a police station and then demanded several thousand euro as blackmail to keep quiet, a deputy commissioner said this morning.

Dainius Burba's body was found at the house in Limerick city

Man charged with Limerick murder

24 Apr A 55-year-old Latvian man has appeared in court in Limerick charged with the murder of another man at a house in the city earlier this week.

Shane Fitzgerald failed to stop at the scene of the collision

Cork man jailed over hit-and-run death

23 Apr A 23-year-old man has been jailed for five years for dangerous driving causing the death of father-of-four Paud O'Leary in a hit -and-run in Co Kerry almost three years ago.

The guilty plea by David Petraeus means he avoids a trial that would have cast an embarrassing light on details of his affair

Ex-CIA chief fined over classified data leak

23 Apr A court has sentenced former CIA chief David Petraeus to two years' probation and fined him $100,000 for providing classified secrets to his mistress, US justice officials said.

Nataliya Matviyenko had sued Castlerea Prison Governor, the Irish Prison Service and the minister

Woman loses damages action against the State

23 Apr A woman, who claimed she was told to take off her jeans when going through a security check at Castlerea Prison, and as a result accidentally dropped her underwear leaving her exposed for a short time, has lost her damages action.

Gail O'Rorke is charged with assisting the suicide of Bernadette Forde in 2011

Solicitor never thought he was aiding suicide

22 Apr A solicitor who acted for a woman who ended her life has said he never thought he may have been aiding and abetting a suicide by taking instructions for what was to happen to her ashes.

Mother of girl killed in crash said her daughter's future had been robbed from her

Teenager sentenced over fatal road crash

23 Apr A teenager who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of an eight-year-old girl was given a suspended sentence at Cork Circuit Criminal Court today.