Jimmy Guerin, Brother of Veronica Guerin   said: “Jurors should not be exposed to anything that is going to cause them to live in terror or in fear.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams yesterday appeared to downplay his party’s position on the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. The party’s man(...)

Brian Meehan (47), from Crumlin, is serving a life sentence having being convicted by the Special Criminal Court in  1999 of the murder of Veronica  Guerin in June 1996. He was also jailed on drugs and firearms charges. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for murdering journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage(...)

Brian Meehan: has applied to quash his 1999 murder conviction on the basis of alleged new or newly discovered facts.  File Photograph:  Collins

A man jailed for life for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin has moved to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice. Brian Meehan (4(...)

Brian Meehan  of Stanaway Road in Kimmage, Dublin 12  who is seeking to  quash his 1999 conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin on the basis of new evidence. Photograph: Collins

A man jailed for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin will seek to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice in November. Brian Meehan(...)

Brian Meehan: appealing against his conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin in June 1996. File Photograph:  Ronan Quinlan/Collins

Lawyers for the State have been told to prepare a “substantive response” in the lead up to Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of(...)

Brian Meehan being brought to court in 2006 for his appeal against his conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

A date for Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice will be fixed next(...)

Brian Meehan is seeking to  have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin (above) declared a miscarriage of justice.

The Court of Criminal Appeal has ruled that Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarri(...)

John Gilligan released from Portlaoise Prison this morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The  Irish Times

The convicted drug dealer John Gilligan has been released from prison this morning having spent almost 17 years in jail, most of it serving a 20-year (...)

John Gilligan: Acquitted of the murder of Veronica Guerin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

When John Gilligan takes his first steps of freedom this morning, he will be re-entering a society where the criminal underworld is very different to (...)