A young man who absconded from an open prison and lived "in plain sight" for more than four years before re-arrest has won Supreme Court declarations that his re-arrest and subsequent detention to serve out the rest of his 16-month sentence were unlawful.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Former TD and minister Ivor Callely will not have to return to prison following the State’s decision to allow him enhanced remission on the prison sentence he received for fraudulently claiming Oireachtas expenses on forged mobile phone invoices.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
There was something unseemly about the fact that Eamonn Lillis walked away from Wheatfield Prison last April €1.3m richer after serving five years of a seven-year sentence for killing his wife, Celine Cawley, at their home in Howth, north Dublin, in December 2008.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
The ringleader of a “spine-chilling” attack — in which a student was “frog-marched” to an ATM and told to withdraw money or his girlfriend would be raped by two accomplices — has had his jail term reduced on appeal.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2015
The ringleader behind a “spine chilling” 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 had his jail term reduced on appeal.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
THE bumbling Mr Bumble in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist declared the law to be an ‘ass’. He wasn’t, of course, reflecting on Ireland’s inheritance laws but the comment is prescient in light of the fact that wife-killer Eamonn Lillis emerges from prison today a wealthy man.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015