Legendary publican Brian O’Donnell of the Hi-B bar was yesterday given a fitting send-off by his family and a large gathering of friends who came together on a cold and cloudless day to remember a man as warm and as wildly eccentric as the city itself.
A North Kerry bachelor farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a 73-year-old neighbour by driving the pronged forks of an agricultural teleporter into his car in a row over a loud crow-banger had his five-year jail term replaced with a sentence of nine years in jail today.
A dependency on alcohol can diminish a person’s responsibility for murder such that juries should be allowed to find them guilty of manslaughter, the Court of Appeal has been told.
A violent burglar used as “muscle” to evict a family from their home, in an attack led by former INLA man Dessie O’Hare, has had his prison sentence increased on foot of an appeal by prosecutors.
A man who broke into his ex-partner's home before subjecting her and her teenage foster daughter to a series of violent rapes described as a “night of horror” has lost an appeal against the severity of his 18-year prison sentence.
A man jailed for distributing tens of thousands of child porn images and videos was "well advised" to drop an appeal against the severity of his sentence, according to the President of the Court of Appeal.
A man who murdered his infant son 17 years ago is seeking to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice on grounds that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in recent years.
A woman serving life for murder has had her conviction quashed after the Court of Appeal found her jury should have been allowed consider whether she had been provoked by her late partner before killing him.
A forensic pathologist told the trial of a father accused of murdering his six-month-old son that a tear to the inside of the child's throat would usually be seen in cases involving punches, blows or severe struggle.