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Monday 12 March, 2018

High Court judge says changes in Poland have 'systematically damaged' the rule of law and breached democracy

The High Court referred an extradition case to the European Court of Justice.

Monday 26 February, 2018

Man who shows no remorse for raping wife has sentence cut on appeal

The man was the third person to be convicted of marital rape since it was made illegal in 1990.

Saturday 24 February, 2018

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'

Two cousins jailed over a ‘fatal burglary’ will have served their sentences by the time new jail terms are handed down.

Saturday 27 January, 2018

Child abuser Bill Kenneally has launched an appeal against his 14-year jail sentence

His lawyers are claiming the judge was “vengeful” and placed too much emphasis on victims.

Thursday 21 December, 2017

Consultant found guilty of indecent assault granted bail as he launches appeal

Michael Shine had pleaded not guilty to eight counts of indecently assaulting six patients.

Thursday 7 December, 2017

Rapist who appealed to keep his State pension loses case to have his 12 year sentence reduced

The 77-year-old,had denied 60 counts of sexual assaulting and 14 counts of raping his daughter.

David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.

Monday 27 November, 2017

Convicted murderer who left open prison has sentence for escaping cut on appeal

Frederick Lee was found living with his daughter.

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Man to be extradited in connection with murder of prison officer David Black

Black was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry Prison in 2012.

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court told

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

High Court judge refuses to allow residents appeal Apple data centre decision

Mr Justice Paul McDermott dismissed the residents’ case last month.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Man who broke into estranged partner's home and made threat to kill has jail term cut

Martin Stokes (37) had pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, false imprisonment and assault.

Tuesday 1 August, 2017

82-year-old man jailed for abusing girl has 18-month sentence cut on appeal

The Wicklow man was originally handed a two-year sentence with the final six months suspended.

Monday 24 July, 2017

'I'm pleased and delighted': High Court refuses to extradite Ian Bailey to France

Authorities in France sought the surrender of the Cork man for the alleged voluntary homicide of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Woman convicted of murdering a man by driving off Wicklow pier appeals life sentence

Marta Herda was given the mandatory life sentence last year.

Friday 30 June, 2017

Two former bankers involved in Anglo Irish Bank defraud scheme lose court appeal

The Court of Appeal upheld the convictions of two former bankers jailed for conspiracy to defraud the public Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times

The man invited the woman to his house on the pretext of helping him with some painting.

Thursday 22 June, 2017

Man who sexually assaulted comatose woman to be sent to jail following appeal of 'unduly lenient' sentence

The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman in Cork city centre in February 2016.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Retired priest has conviction for indecently assaulting schoolboy quashed

He had acknowledged during the course of the present trial that he had indecently assaulted ten boys at the school but adamantly denied assaulting the complainant.

Dave Mahon to bring appeal against sentence for killing partner's son in October

Mahon was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. He had pleaded not guilty.

Monday 24 April, 2017

Man's sentence for abusing daughter and other young girls reduced on appeal

The 47-year-old man’s consecutive sentences have been reduced from nine years to seven.

Monday 3 April, 2017

Convicted murderer Wayne Dundon appeals his life sentence for the shooting of Roy Collins

Dundon and Killeen had been handed mandatory life sentences for the murder of the businessman.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Trial collapses after court hears gardaĂ­ tell accused they would arrest his partner

Eimantas Valteris was the first Lithuanian to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

Jail for IRA man caught with half-tonne of fertiliser in van as he headed to 'drinking session'

He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment for IRA membership on Thursday.

Thursday 9 March, 2017

Man who 'lifted' 11-year-old girl from green area near her home has jail term cut

He successfully appealed his sentence with the Court of Appeal holding that it was “excessive”.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Alleged Silk Road administrator takes case to Supreme Court in a bid to avoid US extradition

It is alleged that Gary Davis was paid $1,500 per week for his services.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Driver who killed mother and injured infant in "micro-sleep" has sentence suspended on appeal

64-year-old Anthony Handley had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing the death of a 31-year-old to her daughter in January 2014.

Monday 30 January, 2017

Mother and child killer's life sentence appeal dismissed

Aurimas Andruska’s appeal was dismissed on all grounds today.

Court of Appeal dismisses 'Slab' Murphy's appeal against tax conviction

Murphy was sentenced to 18 months in prison last February.

Thursday 10 November, 2016

Republican Thomas "Slab" Murphy had 'nothing to do with farming' court told

The three-judge Special Criminal Court found Murphy guilty on all counts and he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in February.

Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Seven-year jail term upheld for drunk driver who put a grandmother into a wheelchair

Maurice Power had 51 previous convictions.

Friday 28 October, 2016

Ex-fireman who had sex with Transition Year pupil has sentence cut to two years

58-year-old Ron Tulie carried on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl after giving a fire safety course at her school.

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Man charged with urinating in public granted leave to appeal constitutionality of decision

Tezaur Bita is alleged to have parked his car on the Old Nangor Road in the early hours of 27 August 2015 and relieved himself in bushes.

Monday 24 October, 2016

'Words cannot express the family's anger': Drunk driver who killed boy (4) has sentence cut

He had 18 months cut from his jail term.

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Woman who tried to jab Luas driver in the eye with broken bottle has jail term cut on appeal

The woman tried to “stab or jab” the off-duty Luas driver in the eye area but in fact jabbed him in the lip. The man was rushed to hospital soon after.

Friday 14 October, 2016

Dave Mahon to appeal 7-year sentence for killing partner's son

Mahon was sentenced for the manslaughter of Dean Fitzpatrick in 2013.

Thursday 6 October, 2016

Man who sexually abused his sister “in excess of a couple of hundred times” fails to have sentence reduced

The man was found guilty and sentenced to nine years imprisonment in 2015.

Friday 22 July, 2016

Joe O'Reilly granted legal aid to pursue Supreme Court appeal

In July 2007, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife Rachel.

Thursday 7 July, 2016

Man jailed for “serial sodomisation” of child has 18 year prison sentence reduced

He was resentenced to 12 years with the final two suspended after being originally sentenced to 18 years with the final five suspended.

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