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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 11 October, 2019

One-punch attacker who left victim with life-changing injuries has jail term halved on appeal

David Kirwan suffered catastrophic injuries following the assault in Bray in 2017.

Monday 15 July, 2019

'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'

Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.

Monday 13 May, 2019

Man who raped woman at gaming convention loses appeal against length of sentence

Dominique Meehan said she has not been able to work since the attack.

Thursday 25 April, 2019

Jury in Patrick Quirke murder trial to resume deliberations tomorrow

Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Patrick Quirke murder trial nears end as jury to continue deliberations tomorrow

Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Jury in trial of Patrick Quirke told to consider circumstantial evidence with care

After almost two months of evidence, the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs

Michael Brady has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Thursday 7 March, 2019

Man found guilty of abusing his daughter has conviction quashed over his barrister’s error in closing speech

The error was pointed out by the trial judge who said it was “serious” and a “very significant issue”.

Saturday 2 March, 2019

Man convicted of raping 15-year-old at house party has appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal had “no hesitation” in dismissing the appeal.

Monday 25 February, 2019

Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced

Rosemary Jones was previously given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage.

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Regency trial collapses as murder charge against Patrick Hutch dropped

Hutch was accused of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Man diagnosed with schizophrenia 12 years after murdering infant son has conviction quashed

Yusuf Ali Abdi stood trial in 2003 for the murder of his son, Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali.

Friday 18 January, 2019

State's longest serving prisoner appealing after losing bid for two temporary release days a year

The High Court ruled John Shaw was at a high risk of reoffending.

Monday 14 January, 2019

Man who gave partner 'merciless beating' and abducted her child has sentenced increased to three years

Patrick Lynch’s initial sentence of two years was found to be ‘unduly lenient’

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Ex-Anglo banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney seeking legal costs for original trial

O’Mahoney successfully appealed his original conviction in March 2016.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey granted bail in extradition case

Northern Irish authorities are seeking the surrender of John Downey over the murder of two British Army Infantrymen in 1972.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Alleged IRA bomber told gardaĂ­ he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing

The 66-year-old appeared before the High Court in Dublin today.

Monday 5 November, 2018

Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence

The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaĂ­.

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Man who defiled girl he collected from teenage disco in Dublin has sentence cut on appeal

He has been resentenced to two years imprisonment with 12 months post-release supervision.

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Potential retrial for woman accused of slicing a woman's throat after jury fails to reach verdict

The case was put back to November for a possible retrial.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Court of Appeal rejects application by Brian Rattigan to have drug dealing conviction quashed

The 37 year-old is the first person to be found guilty of charges connected to drug dealing while in prison.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Eight life sentences upheld for man jailed for raping mother and daughter 'in every conceivable way'

He also pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, attempted rape, aggravated burglary, making threats to kill and aggravated sexual assault.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Kerry man (26) who broke into 73-year-old woman’s home and raped her twice loses appeal

Mr Justice John Hedigan described the offence as “one of the most serious cases of rape”.

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Woman has murder conviction quashed as jury weren't allowed to consider if she was provoked

The Court of Appeal said it would quash Farrell’s conviction and order a retrial.

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ex-solicitor Michael Lynn granted bail ahead of trial in 2020

Lynn had fled to Brazil.

Monday 11 June, 2018

Man jailed for punching, kicking and repeatedly raping woman has conviction overturned on appeal

The three-judge Court of Appeal directed a retrial.

Friday 8 June, 2018

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Care worker who uploaded video of sexual assault of resident to Facebook sentenced to year in prison

Peter Hilliard had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of sexual assault at a nursing home in Rathfarnham, Dublin between February 2013 and June 2016.

Friday 27 April, 2018

Court of Appeal increases burglar's three month sentence to two-and-a-half years

It found his original term to be too lenient.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient

The man collapsed and died as he was about to confront the two intruders in his home.

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.

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