The Court of Appeal has upheld a judge’s decision to grant injunctions allowing two Leaving Cert students facing expulsion for videoing and posting on social media a classmate snorting some white powder during a class, to return to school.
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.
An appeal has been initiated over a controversial High Court decision, with far-reaching implications, that applicants for citizenship must have "unbroken" residence here for a year prior to their application.
The Superior Courts recognise that recent challenges to the interpretation of drink driving legislation contain many arguments that have the appearance of being "cynical", according to a senior judge.
An alleged IRA bomber given a so-called “comfort letter” by the Tony Blair Government, has lost his latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to Northern Ireland for the 1972 Enniskillen bombing.
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 Donegal man jailed for indecently assaulting a babysitter almost 40 years ago have claimed the jury that convicted him were “pressurised” into returning a guilty verdict on a Friday evening when weather warnings were in place.
A pensioner who put a bomb on a bus bound for Dublin and made hoax bomb threats during Queen Elizabeth’s State visit to Ireland has lost an appeal against his conviction which focused on Irish language rights.
Prosecutors have been given a date in December to argue that the five-year jail term given to Kerry farmer Michael Ferris, who drove the prongs of a teleporter into his neighbour after a decades-long row about a noisy bird-scarer, was “unduly lenient”.
An alleged IRA bomber given a so-called “comfort letter” by the Tony Blair Government, must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his proposed extradition north for the 1972 Enniskillen bombing.
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 Donegal man who received a so-called “comfort letter” in relation to the 1982 London Hyde Park bombing, has been given a date to appeal his proposed extradition for the 1972 Enniskillen bombing.