A 69-year-old man sent to prison last year for abusing two generations of his family is not too old to serve a 20-year sentence, according to lawyers for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
A Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision rejecting claims by Detective Garda Catherine McGowan that she should not be subject to a disciplinary inquiry as she was acquitted in a criminal process in 2015.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
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.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
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.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
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.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
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.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
Michael Lynn (50) of Carlton Square, Maynooth, Co Kildare, is due to stand trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court next year on 21 counts of stealing almost €30m from seven financial institutions.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
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.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
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.
Mon, 01 Apr, 2019
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
A Kildare man jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of one of his best friends has been spared an increased jail sentence despite an appeal by prosecutors.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017