Justice Patrick McCarthy said the offences fell into the ‘wholly exceptional’ category of rape offences which deserve a life sentence. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Central Criminal Court to rape of the two women in various ways between July 2nd and July 5th 2015 at(...)

The laws will ensure  that relevant convictions can continue to be brought to the attention of the National Vetting Bureau, which will vet those who work with children and vulnerable people. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

(...) after a review of the way the two measures were affected by a 2013 ruling of the UK’s Court of Appeal(...)

(...) of the Special Criminal Court and support for Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy by Gerry Adams alienated wavering(...)

Of the four cases which came before Mr Justice Seamus Noonan on Monday, three were adjourned to Wednesday pending the making by Mr Justice  Michael Moriarty of final orders arising from his judgment. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

(...) which declared key provisions of Section 99 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006, as amended(...)

The fate of several prisoners awaits a High Court judge’s clarification of the scope of orders to(...)

The potential for successful challenges brought by a person who has had their suspended setence reactivated will very much depend on the individual facts of a case.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Criminal Justice Act 2006, as amended, governs the imposition and revocation of suspended sentences. So it(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: Department of Justice preparing emergency law following High Court ruling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) days to deal with a High Court ruling declaring as unconstitutional the law governing the power of the(...)

Acting  Taoiseach Enda Kenny: judgment would ‘potentially’ have an impact in a limited number of cases. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) raised by the High Court decision to declare unconstitutional the law governing the power of the courts(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan at Trinity College yesterday for discussions with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) criminal laws which enable judges to return to jail criminals who have had parts of their sentences(...)

Mr Justice Michael Moriarty. Photograph: Collins

(...) criticism across all courts since, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Mr(...)