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.
Wed, 05 Jun, 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
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”.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
A man who murdered his infant son 17 years ago is seeking to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice on grounds that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in recent years.
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018
Dr Margot Bolster, the Assistant State Pathologist, gave evidence that the cause of death was mechanical asphyxia, associated positional asphyxia and hypoxia or lack of oxygen due to being trapped inside the chute.
Tue, 20 Feb, 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
Lawyers for the getaway driver in the murder of innocent businessman Roy Collins in 2009 have failed in their preliminary attempt to get further access to taped telephone calls prior to the full hearing of their client's appeal against conviction.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
A seven-year sentence imposed on a man who was four times over the limit when he crashed his BMW into a roundabout killing a female passenger and paralysing her friend was “out of line” with other sentences for dangerous driving, the Court of Appeal has found.
Sun, 02 Aug, 2015
The ringleader behind an “appalling” attack in which a student was “frog marched” to an ATM machine and told to withdraw money or his girlfriend would be raped by two accomplices, has won an appeal against his sentence.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
The ringleader behind an “appaling” attack in which a student was “frog marched” to an ATM machine and told to withdraw money or his girlfriend would be raped by two accomplices, has won an appeal against sentence.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2015