The Court of Appeal has doubled the “very seriously inadequate” six-year sentence imposed on a man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another (...)

File photograph of Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robber. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Armed robber Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robbery, has had an(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham said there seemed to be some blurring of distinction between directing a criminal organisation and participating in one. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The first two men to be jailed under 2009 anti-gang legislation have had their sentences reduced by the Court of Appeal.Galway brothers Michael O’Loug(...)

The Court of Appeal has found Paul Rice’s five-year prison term  was not unduly lenient. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has found a five-year prison term given to a man for killing his best friend was not unduly lenient.Paul Rice (28), with a last ad(...)

A man who “put the fear of God into people” with imitation firearms has failed to have his sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm reduced by the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

A man who “put the fear of God into people” with imitation firearms has failed to have his sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm reduced by(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham’s  clear impression was that Ms O’Connor had entered the property market “at exactly the wrong time”. Photograph: Reuters

A judge has dismissed claims by a barrister that she was misled by two solicitors when buying investment properties for some €2 million. Mr Justice G(...)

Four mussel fishermen lose claim that the State had illegally disposed of mussel seed to  operators in North. Photograph: Getty Images

Four mussel fishermen have lost their High Court claim that the State had illegally disposed of mussel seed to Northern Ireland operators and UK she(...)

06/10/2014 NEWS. Leo Varadkar Minister for Health speaking to reporters yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A Garda inquiry into the hepatitis support group Positive Action is substantively complete according to Garda sources.They told the Irish Times that t(...)

The judge rejected claims that funding for the purchase of the house came from a tow truck business Christy Russell claimed to operate. He was also satisfied the income from such a business was not consistent with Mr Russell’s lifestyle, which included a Florida cruise and a €38,000 extension to the house. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The home of the wife of Christy Russell, a man described by a judge as having “extensive links” to people involved in the “upper levels of crime”, was(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham said women  in a more difficult position after Medical Defence Union’s decision to end involvement in two actions

The Medical Defence Union’s decision to end its involvement in two actions against a cosmetic surgeon who died bankrupt, has left two women who were (...)