Paul Henry: acquitted of the murder of his mother by reason of insanity

A Roscommon man acquitted of murdering his mother by reason of insanity last year has successfully appealed his acquittal and now faces a retrial.Paul(...)

Evelyn Joel’s grave at St Mary’s cemetry in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Lawyers for a woman found guilty of unlawfully killing her mother by neglect have claimed that one of three judges assigned to hear her appeal may be (...)

A man who slashed the face of a 22-year-old man during a so-called ‘rampage’ must await a new sentence following a DPP appeal against his original prison term. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Limerick man who went on “a rampage” and slashed the face of a 22-year-old in an unprovoked attack must wait to receive a new sentence following an (...)

Waldemar Solowiow (48) was jailed for life for  the murder of Mary Ryan (37) at  his home on Sherrard Street Upper, Dublin 1, between May 18th and 19th, 2012.

A Polish man jailed for life for the murder of his girlfriend, whom he blamed for having him evicted from his flat, has asked the Court of Appeal for (...)

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the case of Richard Higgins (45) who was given a mandatory life sentence after having been found guilty of  murdering his neighbour outside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the case of a man jailed for life for murdering his neighbour outside his home.Richard Higgins (45), of N(...)

A man jailed for the rape and sexual assault of a seven-year-old boy has appealed his conviction on grounds that a VHS tape of his garda interveiws was played at the wrong moment to his jury and seven words “slipped in” which prejudiced him.

A man jailed for the rape and sexual assault of a seven-year-old boy has appealed his conviction on grounds that a VHS tape of his garda interveiws w(...)

Stephen Cahoon (42), with a last address at Harvey Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, had admitted strangling mother-of-four Jean Teresa Quigley (30), who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time, on July 26th, 2008, but denied it was murder. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man jailed for life for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.Stephen Cahoon (42), with a l(...)

The Court of Appeal has found that a man’s suspended  sentence  for raping and indecently assaulting his wife’s teenage sister was ‘unduly lenient’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has found that a wholly suspended seven year sentence imposed on a man for raping and indecently assaulting his wife’s teenage sis(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon said the court was satisfied the judge’s comments were not inappropriate or detrimental to Aaron McCarthy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Dublin man who punched a taxi driver and stole his vehicle has been sent back to prison following an unsuccessful appeal against conviction.Aaron Mc(...)

John Patterson was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and ordered to pay compensation from his Army pension

A former soldier who was jailed and forced to pay compensation from his Irish Army pension for sexually assaulting a young boy has had his jail term c(...)