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.
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
In the gathering gloom last Saturday night, small groups of Donegal and Monaghan players congregated in the car park outside Kingspan Breffni Park to shoot the breeze. If Cavan town wasn’t such a traffic logjam, they may have gone separate ways earlier. Yet they seemed pleased to have the chance to chat.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
Two years ago, we reviewed the Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland final after Jim Gavin contended Joe McQuillan was a 16th man against them. The foul count read 33-12 against them at the end. Our study found five of the 33 fouls against Dublin were contentious but only one of those conceded by Mayo was dubious.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2015
A consultant forensic psychiatrist has told the jury in the trial of a 42-year-old Louth woman charged with murdering her partner last year that the accused had the capacity to form intent and was not impaired by her mental disorder on the night of the offence.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
A woman accused of murdering her partner last year has given evidence in her trial that she was “scared for her life” when the deceased began “strangling” her “to death” before she got a knife and stabbed him.
Thu, 09 Jul, 2015
A Deputy State Pathologist has told a murder trial jury that a 30 year old man was stabbed four times, with the fatal blow being an 18cm deep stab wound to his left shoulder which penetrated his lung.
Thu, 02 Jul, 2015