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Saturday 6 February, 2016

"Jilted lover" has sentence for harassing and assaulting former partner suspended

The man had followed the woman on a bus journey twice, and also assaulted her with a lamp and hair straightener.

Thursday 4 February, 2016

Appeal against 'unduly lenient' sentence for rapist who served no jail time

Magnus Meyer Hustveit was sentenced in July of last year.

Monday 21 December, 2015

"She's out": Relief among supporters as ex-Anglo official freed from jail

The original sentence should not have been so severe, Mr Justice George Birmingham said today.

'The darkest of cases': Man who raped two children in Athlone has his appeal dismissed

The 32-year-old man had appealed against the life sentence which was handed down last year.

Friday 18 December, 2015

Psychiatric nurse has conviction for stabbing three people overturned

He had pleaded not guilty in court.

Thursday 17 December, 2015

Man (74) jailed for indecently assaulting boy he paid for sexual acts

Thomas Mooney pleaded not guilty but was found guilty by a jury following an eight-day trial.

Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced

Patrick Scanlon had received a 15 year sentence which was deemed excessive.

Dundon brothers 'drip feeding' information about appeals to prosecutors

Appeals by the notorious criminal brothers have “dragged to a halt,” a lawyer for the DPP has claimed.

Friday 11 December, 2015

Irish citizen arrested on international terrorism charges in Spain

Algerian-born Ali Charaf Damache is wanted by US authorities.

Tuesday 8 December, 2015

GAA player jailed for assaulting opponent walks free after appeal is upheld

The victim had stated that he considers himself disabled and will “never be the same again”.

Monday 7 December, 2015

Man behind worst car crash in history of State to spend four years in jail

Shaun Kelly has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final four suspended.

Court to hear appeal that wholly suspended sentence for rapist was 'unduly lenient'

Magnus Meyer Hustveit pleaded guilty to rape but was not sent to prison.

Monday 16 November, 2015

Jail term 'unduly lenient' for ‘worst case of dangerous driving in history of the State’

Shaun Kelly from Donegal will be re-sentenced next month

Friday 13 November, 2015

Man who raped two young girls in Athlone moves to appeal 'excessive' life sentence

The 32-year-old man is looking to appeal his sentence, arguing that he co-operated fully with the investigation.

Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Man who lured teen to death by pretending to be a girl loses his appeal

The victim’s family said they are “over the moon”.

Friday 23 October, 2015

Men who attempted “predatory gang rape” in a van have jail terms cut

Mr Justice Paul Carney jailed both men for ten years each on January 31 2013.

Thursday 22 October, 2015

4-year sentence for 'worst case of dangerous driving in history of the State' too lenient, court told

Shaun Kelly, now 26, pleaded guilty after a crash which killed seven of his friends and another older man.

Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Man fails in appeal against conviction for having sex with mentally impaired cousin

He was bailed for the appeal, and is being sent back to prison.

Tuesday 13 October, 2015

80-year-old who assaulted child multiple times a day has jail term cut

Patrick Bassett was sentenced to four years in prison in May of last year. The assaults date back to the 1970s.

Thursday 8 October, 2015

Man who bit off victim's ear in unprovoked pub attack loses appeal

The injured party had been “permanently disfigured” as a result of the attack, the judge said.

Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Appeal by couple convicted of letting MS sufferer die with 'maggots in her infected bedsores'

They contend the jury should have been allowed to consider the HSE’s alleged culpability in the death of immobile MS sufferer Evelyn Joel.

Monday 20 July, 2015

Hijacker jailed for taking car with baby inside on All-Ireland quarter final day

The heroin addict failed “in spectacular fashion”, the court heard.

Thursday 16 July, 2015

Father in Roscommon 'House of Horrors' will spend less time in jail

He will now spend 11 years in prison, 18 months less than previously expected.

Rapist and child abductor loses case taken against State over recorded solicitor calls

The details of the calls were not given to gardaĂ­.

Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Man who lured teenager to his death with text messages 'from a girl' launches appeal

He was jailed for life two years ago having lured the 19-year-old to his death by pretending to be a girl.

Saturday 11 July, 2015

Man who set fire to fiancee's house told never to contact her again

He had been living with his partner at the time, and a date had been fixed for their wedding.

Thursday 18 June, 2015

Rapist unwilling to engage in sex offenders programme gets extra jail time

The 54-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of sexual assault of six sisters between 1994 and 2005.

Monday 8 June, 2015

The man jailed for life for killing Shane Geoghegan tried to have his conviction overturned

Barry Doyle had tried to argue against his conviction based on 27 grounds of appeal.

Friday 15 May, 2015

Paedophile principal has sentence for assaulting 11 pupils reduced to 2 years

The judge said he was taking the “significant contribution” the convicted man made to his community into account.