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# sentencing - Saturday 26 October, 2013

‘Accountability and lessons need to be learnt from the deaths of Bray fire men’

The IFESA, local Wicklow councillors and family of the deceased firemen are asking for a full fire service to be rolled out.

# sentencing - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Judge urged to sentence Delhi gang rapists to death

The judge is hearing arguments in a fast-track court as he considers how to punish the men who were found guilty of “cold-blooded murder”.

# sentencing - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Four men convicted in India gang rape case

The four may, who now face the possibility of hanging, are expected to be sentenced tomorrow.

# sentencing - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Column: I saw the pain and terror 'Whitey' Bulger created – he was no Robin Hood

Growing up just a few miles down the road from the Boston neighbourhood where gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger reigned, I saw through the lies that he protected residents from drugs and violence, writes Larry Donnelly.

# sentencing - Monday 15 July, 2013

Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US

The 52-year-old was already serving life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend when he bludgeoned a fellow prisoner to death in 1990.

# sentencing - Saturday 13 July, 2013

36 per cent of prisoners in Irish jails serving at least five years

Just 17 women out of a total of 966 people, are serving sentences of more than seven years, mostly at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

# sentencing - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws

Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.

# sentencing - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# sentencing - Monday 10 June, 2013

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

# sentencing - Monday 20 May, 2013

One in five burglars gets five years or more in jail

A new report from the Irish Sentencing Information System says tiger kidnappers attract the highest burglary sentences.

# sentencing - Thursday 16 May, 2013

OJ Simpson in a last-ditch effort to get new trial

Simpson is serving nine to 33 years in prison for his 2008 conviction in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

# sentencing - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Accused in Tia Sharp murder sentenced to 38 years in prison

Stuart Hazell unexpectedly changed his plea to guilty yesterday, admitting to killing the 12-year-old before stuffing her body in an attic.

# sentencing - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.

# sentencing - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing

The ISIS report examined the outcomes in 42 cases of manslaughter between 2007 and 2012.

# sentencing - Monday 25 February, 2013

UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing

Evidence presented to the court suggests that she had been tied up and raped before being murdered.

# sentencing - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing

The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.

# sentencing - Monday 28 January, 2013

Analysis: Average sentence for rape is 5 - 7 years

A number of cases involved life sentences, while some saw sentences of two years or less.

Public to be given more info on sentencing in Irish courts

The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) committee said that it has begun three new initiatives to make more information available.

# sentencing - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling

The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.

# sentencing - Friday 25 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse

A “vindicated” Fiona Doyle will appear on RTE’s Late Late show this evening to speak about her case.

# sentencing - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing

The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case

Patrick O’Brien, who was convicted of raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, had his bail revoked in court today.

# sentencing - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has called for renewed urgency in reforming sentencing and bail practices following this week’s controversial sentencing at a Dublin court.

# sentencing - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults?

A Labour TD has called for action after a controversial sentencing in Dublin yesterday. So do you think there should be a review of statutory sentencing?

# sentencing - Monday 21 January, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# sentencing - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Integration Centre calls for legislation on hate crimes as racism figures rise

They also want to see the introduction of racism as an aggravating factor in sentencing.

# sentencing - Thursday 18 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# sentencing - Friday 29 June, 2012

Seán Quinn escapes jail – for now – after being found guilty of contempt

The former billionaire was ordered to stop moving assets out of the reach of the bank formerly known as Anglo.

# sentencing - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Column: Child abuse is a serious crime. It deserves a serious punishment.

In Ireland, sentences for child abuse-related crimes are far lower than elsewhere, writes Lisa Collins. So what does this say about our society?

# sentencing - 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.

# sentencing - Monday 12 December, 2011

Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says

Our prisons are bursting, and yet we continue to lock more people up. To keep communities safe we need a serious rethink, writes Liam Herrick.

# sentencing - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

# sentencing - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes

Momcilo Perisic, a former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army, has been jailed for 27 years for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovinia and Croatia in the 1990s.

# sentencing - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day

Dublin District Court judge sends smuggler down for six months after he’s caught with nearly 10,000 illegal cigarettes.

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