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Thursday 12 October, 2017

Woman who murdered man by driving car into Arklow harbour loses appeal

30-year-old Marta Herda knew her passenger could not swim.

Friday 28 July, 2017

Man who collected welfare and fathered child after escaping from open prison to be returned to prison

GardaĂ­ did not enter the details of the escape on the Pulse system.

Friday 7 July, 2017

Man who orally raped 11-year-old when he was 15 has sentenced halved on appeal

Otherwise innocent childhood games became an occasion of serious and repeated sexual assault, Mr Justice Mahon said.

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Minister for Justice is 'insulting Irish courts' in Ian Bailey extradition case, lawyers say

French authorities are seeking the extradition of Bailey to face charges relating to the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Friday 26 May, 2017

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS

Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.

Thursday 11 May, 2017

Man considered 'significant threat to women' has sentence cut on appeal

Adam Heneghan (23) had his sentence for five counts of exploitation of a child cut in court today.

Saturday 29 April, 2017

'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence

Ciaran Nally was jailed for three years for possession of cocaine for sale or supply in Drogheda in April 2015.

Thursday 30 March, 2017

Man who poured boiling water over pregnant girlfriend has prison sentence doubled while appealing

The 25-year-old added sugar to the water to increase its boiling point.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Man who pointed unloaded shotgun at garda has jail term increased

Warren Nolan also pleaded guilty to possessing drugs and driving dangerously.

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Alleged Silk Road admin with 'severe Asperger's' led away from family ahead of extradition

Gary Davis has been led away from his family and now faces extradition to the US.

Thursday 23 February, 2017

Unlicensed driver who knocked down and killed cyclist has prison sentence increased

The car had been seen driving dangerously, at a high speed and on the wrong side of the road.

Monday 6 February, 2017

Teenager, whose dangerous driving left woman with injuries for life, avoids jail for second time

The Court of Appeals has said it “would not be in the public interest” to send 19-year-old Eric Ryan to prison eight months after his initial sentencing.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Dublin motorist who killed young mother during 'a micro-sleep' appeals jail term

Dublin man Anthony Handley was jailed for two years.

Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Irish woman waiting to hear about extradition to US is on suicide watch

The mother-of-one is wanted by US authorities in connection with an alleged multi-million euro steroid distribution enterprise.

Friday 25 November, 2016

Law lecturer convicted of possessing child pornography loses latest legal challenge

Julian Myerscough was arrested on 2 October 2015 at a hotel in Dublin on foot of a European arrest warrant.

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Drunk driver jailed for death of boy was sentenced “as an example” argues lawyers

Judge Keenan Johnson sentenced Finbarr O’Rourke to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment at Portlaoise Circuit Criminal Court on November 3, 2015.

Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pregnant teen jailed for kicking student in the head loses appeal against sentence

The teen was caught on CCTV attacking the Brazilian national.

Friday 18 March, 2016

Joe O'Reilly wants to take his bid for freedom to the Supreme Court

An application to have O’Reilly’s conviction declared a miscarriage of justice was dismissed as an “abuse of process” last year.

Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Man given 15-month jail term for raping girlfriend while she slept

Magnus Meyer Hustveit returned to his native Norway after sentencing last year.

Thursday 21 January, 2016

Killer of Melanie McCarthy McNamara has jail term cut

Dublin man Keith Hall has had his 20-year sentence cut by two-and-a-half years.

Thursday 10 December, 2015

Man who had sex with his 'mentally impaired' cousin has sentence cut on appeal

He had been sentenced to five years, but will now serve 18 months.

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Drunk driver who killed a woman and paralysed another jailed for four years after successful appeal

Sean Casey (27) had originally been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Thursday 22 October, 2015

Brazilian woman who carried cocaine internally has jail term cut

The woman had pleaded guilty to importing the drug.

Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Man who attempted to murder wife with kettlebell has his jail term cut

The man had been sentenced to 15 years with the final three suspended, but that has been cut by a year.

Saturday 1 August, 2015

Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Fisherman who indecently assaulted girl in the 1980s has prison term cut by a year

He had been found guilty of assaulting a young girl in the early 1980s.

Friday 19 June, 2015

Two decades after Veronica Guerin's murder, her killer is appealing his conviction

He is claiming a miscarriage of justice.

Friday 5 June, 2015

Attempt to increase Wayne Dundon's 6 year prison sentence for threatening to kill and intimidate witnesses has failed

Dundon was found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of threatening Alice Collins that he would kill or cause serious harm to her sons.

Friday 24 April, 2015

81-year-old former school principal appeals his sentence for abusing primary school girls

A judge said “this is obviously a difficult case” which raised important issues for all involved.

Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Man who raped his 74-year-old aunt dies in prison weeks before his appeal

Christopher Ward subjected his aunt to a four-hour ordeal.

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