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(...)

Pat Barry was arrested at  a Republican Sinn Féin commemoration in Bodenstown, Co Kildare. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A man arrested at a Republican Sinn Féin commemoration who went on to assault a detective garda and “took a hold” of his pistol has lost an appeal aga(...)

Fred Forsey Jnr, (43) of Coolagh Road, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford at Dublin Circuit Court Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Fine Gael Councillor Fred Forsey Jnr has been given a date in May to appeal his conviction and prison sentence for receiving corrupt payments f(...)

Talos Capital is entitled to judgment for €2.4 million against two of the main shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic, a judge has ruled. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A judge has ruled Talos Capital is entitled to judgment for €2.4 million against two of the main shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic. However, M(...)

Garda  photo of  Niall Dorr (18)  who died after an assault in Dundalk, Co Louth  on  October 13th, 2010. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

The man who killed 18-year-old Niall Dorr in a prolonged and vicious assault in Dundalk four years ago has had his prison sentence reduced by the Cour(...)

Karl Donohoe:  pleaded guilty to the manslaughter  of Ray Bates in Dublin   on September 26th, 2010. File Photograph: Collins Courts

A motorist who killed another in a “road rage homicide” has had his prison sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal.Karl Donohoe (33), of Fisherman’s W(...)

Edward Rooney (65)  and Des Ryan (55) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing 4.5kg of heroin and 227g of cocaine for sale or supply on April 5th, 2012.

A man described as the “oldest drugs mule to come before the courts” and another man who received wholly suspended sentences for the possession of €1.(...)

 Patrick O’Brien: convicted of raping and sexually assaulting his daughter Fiona Doyle, outside the Criminal Courts of Justice in January 2013. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patrick O’Brien, who was jailed for raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, cannot be treated as a person for whom a prison sentence would be impossible to t(...)

Stephen Cahoon outside the Central Criminal Court. Photographh: Collins Courts

A man who murdered his pregnant ex-girlfriend must wait to hear whether his appeal against conviction has been successful.Stephen Cahoon (42), with a (...)

An 80-year-old former national school principal has been refused bail pending his appeal against conviction for indecently assaulting 11 women while t(...)