Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says it has been a very traumatic day for the O’Hara family. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victim advocacy group AdVic has called for minimum tariffs for those imprisoned for life following the sentencing of murderer Graham Dwyer. A decisio(...)

Marion Nolan, Walkinstown, Dublin, with a photograph of her son Alan. As a member of advocacy group AdVic she has called for set tariffs for unlawful killing. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

FIONA GARTLANDNew research shows the families of victims of homicide believe sentences given to perpetrators are too lenient. Carried out for advocacy(...)

Four Courts: Law Reform Commission report published today

A dedicated body should have the power to publish sentencing guidance for judges in order to address the “level of inconsistency” in the system, accor(...)