Ivor Callely: prisoners’ 25 per cent remission does not have to be earned, despite often being referred to as “time off for good behaviour”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

At the heart of Ivor Callely’s legal efforts to secure enhanced remission of a third of his jail term is the framing of the parameters around which t(...)

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt  is nearing the end of a 20-year sentence.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is set to begin an ongoing programme of temporary releases within weeks to prepare him for his full release from pris(...)

Photograph from February 2008 of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The news that a number of TDs are supporting the release from prison of Michael McKevitt as he recovers from surgery prompted some different reactions(...)

A Garda and Army convoy escorts Michael McKevitt  from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, following a court appearance in 2003. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Five TDs have complained about the conditions in which jailed Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is being held, and have expressed their “deep concern” (...)

Photograph from February 2008 of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The family of jailed dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt has received the support of five TDs, including former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó (...)

A dissident republican leader sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for directing terrorism has moved to appeal a High Court judgment refusing him early (...)

Dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt has lost his High Court action aimed at securing his early release.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt, who is serving a 20 year sentence for directing terrorism, has lost his High Court action aimed at secur(...)

McKevitt (59), of Beech Park, Blackrock, Co Louth, was jailed for 20 years in 2003 with is sentence backdated to 2001.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times
Judgment reserved in McKevitt case
  • Courts
  • October 10, 2014, 09:04

Co Louth man Michael McKevitt, who is serving 20 years for directing terrorism and membership of the Real IRA, has claimed his participation in struct(...)

Legal shortage: delay in signing off nominations leaves High Court short of seven judges.

The president of the High Court has said he is struggling to find judges for new cases because the Government has not yet moved to fill seven vacan(...)

Adrian Mooney outside  the Central Criminal Court in 2008.Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A man who forced a woman to have sex with him over three years by threatening her with punishment from the IRA if she refused has launched a High Cour(...)