Mr Justice George Birmingham: “That recently appointed judges are being treated less favourably than other entrants to the public service is invidious.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Association of Judges of Ireland has suggested to Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin that newly appointed judges are the subject of “(...)

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The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that the detention of convicted murderer Daniel McDonnell in solitary confinement for a year (...)

Stephen Cahoon (42) will face a third trial for the killing of Jean Teresa Quigley. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man whose conviction for murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend was quashed in March faces a third trial for her killing despite an appeal by his lawy(...)

A family member shows a photograph of  David Byrne on her  phone outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin after Marcus Kirwan was found guilty of his murder. Photograph: Collins Courts

A teenager jailed for life two years ago, having lured another teen to his death by pretending to be a girl, has moved to appeal his conviction for mu(...)

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(...)

Speaking on behalf of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice George Birmingham said it seemed as though the sentencing judge was heavily influenced by the awful consequences of Declan O’Donnell’s driving rather than the actual driving itself. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 28-year-old teacher whose careless driving caused the death of a woman has had his 12-month prison sentence suspended on appeal on condition he unde(...)

A drug addict jailed for driving the wrong way up the M50 motorway and crashing into cars has avoided being given extra jail time following his own failed appeal against sentence

A drug addict jailed for driving the wrong way up the M50 motorway and crashing into cars has avoided being given extra jail time following his own fa(...)

The Court of Appeal will not review Wayne Dundon’s prison sentence for making threats to kill and intimidating witnesses

The Court of Appeal will not review Wayne Dundon’s prison sentence for making threats to kill and intimidating witnesses despite an appeal by prosecut(...)

Breifne O’Brien. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former businessman Breifne O’Brien has been granted an extension of time to appeal his prison sentence for inducing people to advance millions of euro(...)

Joe O’Reilly arriving at the Central Criminal Court, Dublin, in 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Joe O’Reilly’s bid to have his conviction for murdering his wife declared a miscarriage of justice has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal prior to (...)