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.
Retired businessman Ted Cunningham has been refused an extension of time to appeal his failed High Court challenge in which he claimed the State unlawfully seized some £3m (€3.4m) from his home which gardaí alleged was part of the £26.5m Northern Bank robbery in Belfast in December 2004.
Lawyers for a man found floating in the ocean next to 65 bales of cocaine have told the Court of Appeal that their client was a “bungling stevedore” in one of Ireland largest ever drugs hauls, rather than a “lieutenant”.
Judgement has been reserved at the High Court in the State's application to dismiss a damages claim brought by Peter Pringle, who served almost 15 years in prison before his 1980 conviction for the murder of two gardaí was overturned as unsafe and unsatisfactory.
The State has asked the High Court to dismiss a damages claim brought by Peter Pringle over his conviction and the almost 15 years he spent in prison before his conviction for the murder of two gardaí was quashed.
A family terrorised in their home by a violent gang who savagely beat the father and threatened to kill the children during a late-night burglary are “free for the first time” since the ordeal after learning that their attackers will remain behind bars.
A Supreme Court judge has said it is “dispiriting”, despite difficulties with the defence of provocation in Irish law being identified several times over at least 15 years, there has been no “legislative response”.