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#Court of Appeal

# court-of-appeal - Monday 23 November, 2020

Woman who was raped as a child wins legal battle to name her attacker

Declan Hannon, 50, of Gorey, Co Wexford can now be named after a judgement by the Court of Appeal today.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction

The doctor was jailed for four years in February of last year.

# court-of-appeal - Monday 9 November, 2020

Two who murdered man with screwdriver at Limerick house party fail to have convictions overturned

The two were found guilty of the murder of Shane Murphy on 30 April, 2015.

'Master manipulator' who abused seven members of one family loses appeal

The man was jailed for 20 years in 2017 for a series of offences over a 17-year period.

# court-of-appeal - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial

A court heard submissions on the second day of an appeal against the farmer’s conviction for murder.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears

Quirke was sentenced to life in prison last year for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan.

# court-of-appeal - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs

There has been no clarity from immigration authorities about when rules will be enforced.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 9 October, 2020

Patrick Quirke's appeal of murder conviction to begin on Tuesday and involves 5,500 pages of transcript

Quirke was given a mandatory life sentence by Justice Eileen Creedon.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Whiplash award reduced from €76,000 to €41,000 as judge says personal injury litigation 'should not be a lottery'

“I am satisfied that by any reasonable measure it cannot be viewed as proportionate,” Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said of the original award.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 7 August, 2020

Court of Appeal rules that child brought to Ireland by mother should be returned to native Poland

The boy’s father brought proceedings before the Irish courts.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Court overturns damages awarded during High Court sex abuse case and calls for rehearing of evidence

The High Court previously found that the former school chaplain wrongfully abused her.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient

The 11-year sentence was to be reviewed after 5 years but the DPP argued that review was too soon.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman

Alex Hepburn, 24, was jailed for five years in April last year for the attack.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 26 June, 2020

Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian

The DPP had appealed the ‘undue leniency’ of Eimear White’s sentence.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 12 June, 2020

Northern Irish man loses latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to UK

Eamon Ronald Harrison is wanted by Essex police to face 39 counts of manslaughter.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner

The man was found guilty of two counts of rape following a three-week trial in 2017.

# court-of-appeal - Monday 20 April, 2020

Court of Appeal upholds gang's convictions for 2005 tiger kidnapping

The court said that it was not persuaded of the merit of any of the grounds of appeal advanced by the gang.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 17 January, 2020

Boy B given April date to appeal conviction for murdering Ana Kriegel

The 15-year-old was sentenced to a term of 15 years.

# court-of-appeal - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Martin 'the Viper' Foley loses court appeal over €738,000 tax bill

The Criminal Assets Bureau welcomed today’s judgement.

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned

Last May’s High Court decision caused controversy and massive uncertainty.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 18 October, 2019

Man convicted of Tinder sexual assault appeals his five-year sentence

Paul Flaherty (30) was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last December.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands

Citizenship ceremonies previously scheduled for September and December 2019 have been “postponed pending further notice”

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Ireland’s top judge warns new judicial bill has to be ‘robust’

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said that while he wants to see the Judicial Council established by the end of the year, there should also be no shortcuts.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 25 July, 2019

October appeal date set in case of citizenship being denied if applicant has spent day outside Ireland

Last week’s surprise High Court ruling was branded by “absurd” by experts with the Justice Minister promising “urgent action”.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 5 July, 2019

Glenanne gang: Court orders independent investigation into alleged collusion

Families of victims have welcomed the news.

# court-of-appeal - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Supreme Court rejects appeal against Alan Shatter's successful challenge to Guerin report

The Guerin report looked into the handling of Shatter of claims made by Maurice McCabe.

# court-of-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.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case

The trial judge had told the jury it no option but to accept the defence of not guilty by reason of insanity.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Man jailed following appeal over 'unduly lenient' suspended sentence for attack on ex-partner

Matthew Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his ex-partner on 17 November 2017.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 14 December, 2018

Leaving Cert students expelled for posting video online of classmate snorting white powder

The two students have appealed that decision to the Department of Education.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - 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 gardaí.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal

The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter between 1997 and 2001.

# court-of-appeal - Monday 27 August, 2018

Teacher who allegedly called student a 'little b***h' wins appeal to challenge dealing of complaint

The High Court ruled Pierce Dillion was not entitled to a judicial review against Catholic University School in 2016.

Challenge to abortion referendum result dismissed by Court of Appeal

The judge said that the challenge was on such flimsy and slender grounds that it amounted to “a frustration of the democratic process in relation to referendums”

# court-of-appeal - 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”.

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