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#prison sentence

# prison-sentence - Monday 6 November, 2017

Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl

Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said the crime resulted from a “very strong compulsion”.

# prison-sentence - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Gym owner who broke girlfriend's teeth avoids jail

The woman was treated for two broken teeth and swelling to her face after the “brief alcohol-fuelled incident”.

# prison-sentence - 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.

# prison-sentence - Monday 10 November, 2014

Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month

Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.

# prison-sentence - Friday 26 September, 2014

Man jailed for eight months for spying on woman with police camera

The PSNI said it is carrying out an internal review into the use of CCTV by staff and officers to try to ensure this never happens again.

# prison-sentence - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling

Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.

# prison-sentence - Monday 13 January, 2014

Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find

The four men have been given seven to 12 year terms with half spent in prison.

# prison-sentence - Monday 27 May, 2013

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?

A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?

# prison-sentence - Monday 20 August, 2012

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.

There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.

# prison-sentence - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group

The Law Reform Commission also says that sentencing for drug and firearm offences should be reviewed.

# prison-sentence - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Bruton publishes new legislation aimed at tackling white-collar crime

Those convicted of hard-core competition offences could see fines of up to €5 million, while the maximum prison sentence will be doubled to 10 years.

# prison-sentence - Friday 6 May, 2011

Woman who stabbed victim acted like "a wild animal"

The woman was found guilty of stabbing a 61 year old mother on West Street in Drogheda after asking her for a light for a cigarette.