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Yesterday’s News

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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.

Saturday 25 June, 2016

Man jailed over crash that killed his girlfriend has "unduly severe" sentence cut

James O’Donovan pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Rosana Potts and another woman.

Thursday 16 June, 2016

Dublin man dies before appeal of life sentence for raping and sexually abusing three of his children

The 79-year-old was convicted on 98 counts in 2010.

Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Niece of Gerry Hutch will not face extra jail time despite "astronomical" number of convictions

Donna Hutch was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in June 2015 for attempting to stab a Garda with a syringe.

Friday 27 May, 2016

Slab Murphy given November date for tax evasion appeal

The 66-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison in February.

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

1,400 drink-driving prosecutions can go ahead as ruling over breath tests 'as Gaeilge' is overturned

The Court of Appeal quashed the District court ruling today.

Friday 22 April, 2016

Man with 423 convictions has sentence for robbery reduced

Anthony O’Sullivan has had his sentence reduced from five to four years at the Court of Appeal.

Monday 4 April, 2016

Wayne Dundon lawyers say notorious criminal 'entitled to justice'

John and Wayne Dundon open appeals against their convictions this week in the Court of Appeal.

Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Two former Anglo officials have had their convictions quashed

Tiarnan O’Mahoney (56) and Bernard Daly (67) were handed prison sentences last year.

Man who 'sharpened knives' while imprisoning partner told six-month jail term was too lenient

The judge said the man attacked his partner after coming home from celebrating her birthday.

Saturday 20 February, 2016

'Menace to society' with 166 convictions given chance to reform himself

Martin McDonagh had been jailed for a robbery during which he impersonated a garda.

Friday 19 February, 2016

Man who facilitated child pornography of his daughter, filmed by mother, has sentence cut

A member of the public discovered disturbing images of a 4-year-old they recognised when they found a crushed mobile phone and SD card.

Thursday 18 February, 2016

Man who sexually assaulted student while viewing room loses appeal

The court heard that on the way out of the apartment, the man pulled a hair from the student’s head and put it in his wallet.