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#Court of Appeal

# 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”.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow State to deport man with alleged Islamic terrorism links

The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies consulting with extremist leaders outside Ireland.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Man who spent year in prison for crime he didn't commit has violent disorder conviction quashed

28-year-old Declan Tynan is now likely to apply for a certificate of miscarriage of justice from the courts.

# court-of-appeal - Monday 16 April, 2018

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence

The man pleaded guilty to 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse.

Dublin man to have conviction quashed after spending 11 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Declan Tynan (28) was released on bail last October after another 30-year-old man admitted to being responsible for the violent disorder charge Tynan had been jailed for.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Letters in which man bragged about involvement in murder 'not reliable to convict him' court told

Daniel McDonnell of Brookview Lawns in Tallaght had pleaded not guilty to the murder

# court-of-appeal - Monday 26 March, 2018

'Devastating and demoralising': Marital rape survivor criticises judgment reducing man's sentence

The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said she was shocked at the reduction of the sentence.

# court-of-appeal - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Appeals court overturns its decision to allow Ian Bailey a retrial of his action against the State

Bailey had taken a High Court case against the gardaí and the State in November 2014 which he lost.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 7 December, 2017

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.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court told

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 13 October, 2017

Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed

The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - Friday 11 August, 2017

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

# court-of-appeal - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Northern Ireland court overturns ruling that abortion laws are in breach of human rights law

The court also ruled that the final say on abortion laws should rest with Stormont and the national legislature.

# court-of-appeal - 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.

From The42 Courtney Lawes confident and ready after staking strong Test claim in Wellington Court Of Appeal

Courtney Lawes confident and ready after staking strong Test claim in Wellington

The English lock did his chances of facing the All Blacks no harm today against the Hurricanes.

# court-of-appeal - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job

It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.

# court-of-appeal - Monday 19 June, 2017

Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal

President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.

# court-of-appeal - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

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