A new law extending the minimum jail time that murderers serve hasn’t been activated yet — so families bereaved by murder are begging Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to implement the Parole Act 2019, writes
Ireland’s foreign minister privately told the British home secretary that the controversy surrounding the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four cases was “seriously affecting” the relationship between the two nations, state papers have revealed.
A High Court judge has said a deportation order for a Nigerian man who seems to be the primary carer of his two biological children and a "father figure" to his partner's Irish citizen son, gave "cause for offence" to fathers in such positions.
A further delay with the State’s scheme to provide redress to survivors of abuse in primary schools illustrates the Government’s inadequate response to its legal obligations, the special rapporteur on child protection has warned.
The surviving victim of Rochestown murderer Peter Whelan has warned that he will kill again — after hearing that he was freed from jail on day release after serving just six years of a life sentence.
A review of a redress scheme set up for victims of child sexual abuse following a landmark 2014 judgement has found that the State imposed an illogical and unfair requirement on victims seeking compensation.
The Supreme Court has refused to set aside its judgment upholding a finding of contempt of court against a man arising from interventions made by him in possession proceedings concerning his sister.
Abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe has accused the State of trying to renege on its responsibilities to people who were sexually abused as children in schools after it emerged that a Government compensation scheme set up four years ago has paid nothing to survivors.
The Supreme Court, by a three to two majority, has rejected claims by a former school teacher it would be unconstitutional to permit his prosecution for alleged offences of gross indecency against a male pupil between 1978-80 when the boy was aged between 15 and 17 years.
The High Court has ordered the surrender of a Polish man to face trial in his native country despite finding “generalised and systemic” violations to the independence of Poland’s judiciary.
Freedom to express an opinion is one of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution. Courts have interpreted that right to include statements that may be disagreeable, disturbing, and even offensive to others. Up to last week’s referendum, that right, or liberty, was tempered by a provision that declared blasphemy an exception.