A review of rape trial procedures to protect victims is expected to recommend media bans, the fast-tracking of hearings, and the training of judges.
Thu, 26 Dec, 2019
Grave concerns within Government over its plan to liberalise Ireland’s drug laws are today revealed in a top-secret Cabinet document.
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
The ‘Irish Examiner’ reported this week on the proposed options for a more liberalised, health-based approach to dealing with people caught with small amounts of drugs.
The State’s expert legal body is to examine the law regarding the inclusion of victims’ sexual history in trials and the high attrition rate in sexual offences cases.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
Reporting sexual violence and going through a criminal trial is arduous and challenging for many survivors and the system needs a major overhaul, writes Caroline Counihan.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Homeless and drugs charity Merchants Quay Ireland has formally backed the decriminalisation of personal possession of drugs.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
Basketball stalwart Jimmy Diggins received a standing ovation when he was presented with Basketball Ireland President’s Award at the National Arena on Saturday.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
Victims of sexual assaults have been urged to stay off social media over the following day for fear that it could compromise a prosecution.
Wed, 01 Nov, 2017
The two-and-a-half year jail term given to child abuser Tom Humphries last week is not unduly lenient, a sentencing expert has said.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Parents forced to go through the torment of giving birth to babies with fatal foetal abnormalities have spoken about being made to feel like “outcasts” by Ireland because of the country’s strict abortion laws.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
The Law Reform Commission is seeking out opinions on the law that deals with children contesting their parent or parents’ will, writes Dan Buckley
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Trials and convictions of suspected murderers, rapists, terrorists, and other serious criminals are in jeopardy as the fallout from the Garda bugging scandal becomes clearer.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
The Court of Criminal Appeal has found as too harsh the 15-year sentence handed down to a man who assaulted a boy in an unprovoked attack. What is an appropriate sentence, asks Dan Buckley
Thu, 20 Mar, 2014
Supporters of rape victim Fiona Doyle are planning a solidarity rally outside Leinster House this weekend as anger over the handling of her case grows.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013
The imposition of short sentences serve no purpose given most of them are not actually being served, a top legal expert has said.
Mon, 21 May, 2012
The agreement is not as controversial as Lisbon and Nice were, says Tom O’Malley
THE Inspector of Prisons has called for a new courts system which would address the causes of criminality rather than criminalise offenders.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010
THERE have been growing calls for an inquiry into the overturning of a Galway man’s wrongful conviction for sexual assault after the Department of Public Prosecution said it had lost a file on the case.
Tue, 05 May, 2009
AS if things weren’t bad enough for the PDs, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern couldn’t get the name of one of his PD junior ministers right last night at a function in the unfortunate TD’s home city.
Sat, 03 Feb, 2007
Legal concerns may surround the Government’s new proposals for isolation units within prisons for alleged drug barons, it emerged tonight.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2007
A LEADING criminal law expert has predicted that Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy could face legal difficulties if he attempts to discipline an officer savagely condemned in three reports of the Morris Tribunal.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2006
Enda Kenny, Fine Gael leader.
Wed, 31 May, 2006
THE High Court is expected to receive applications in the coming week from men seeking to overturn convictions for statutory rape following Tuesday’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court.
Thu, 25 May, 2006
JUDGES sitting in murder, manslaughter and sex cases could curtail what victims or their families can tell the courts about their ordeals.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2006
The Oireachtas Health Committee will today hope to establish political accountability for the illegal nursing home charges scandal when it begins hearings on the issue.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2005
THOUSANDS of motorists could escape penalty points and fines after the High Court ruled yesterday that garda devices used to monitor drivers were in breach of the law.
Tue, 15 Feb, 2005
Junior Minister Tom O’Malley has published figures highlighting a reduction in the length of time people spend on hospital waiting lists.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2003
THERE is considerable public confusion and apprehension about Justice Minister Michael McDowell’s proposal to crack down on alcohol abuse.
Fri, 30 May, 2003
PLANS to fine people for being drunk as they try to enter pubs may not work, a legal expert warned yesterday.
IRISH survivors of child abuse by clerics have renewed their call on Cardinal Desmond Connell to resign in the wake of yesterday’s landmark settlement in the High Court.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2003
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