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 (...)

If the appeal succeeds, it could pave the way for pregnant women’s behaviour to be criminalised, warns the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales is being asked to decide in a test case whether a pregnant woman committed “a crime of violence” against her (...)

The number of people seeking compensation after complaining of being abused by television personality Jimmy Savile has risen to more than 200. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

The number of people seeking compensation after complaining of being abused by television personality Jimmy Savile has risen to more than 200.The figu(...)

In July 2007 Joe O’Reilly was  sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife at their home in the Naul, Co Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The State is to bring an application to dismiss an appeal brought by Joe O’Reilly to have his conviction for murdering his wife declared a miscarria(...)

The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the convictions of two Laois brothers for raping a woman in a hotel room after hearing new evidence from a ke(...)

A file photograph of Anthony Lyons leaving the Court of Criminal Appeal. The DPP is arguing the sentence he received for a sexual assault was too lenient. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Anthony Lyons agreed to pay almost €200,000 compensation to a woman he violently sexually assaulted under a settlement of a civil action t(...)

Sudanese woman Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, has been re-arrested just a day after being released from prison. Photograph:   EPA/STR.

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity has been re-arrested just a day after being released (...)

A Sudanese court has ordered the release of a 27-year-old Mariam Yahya Ibrahim who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the state news agency said. Photograph: EPA/STR.

A Sudanese court has ordered the release of a 27-year-old woman who was sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the(...)

 Anthony Lyons leaving the Court of Criminal Appeal today.  The DPP appealed the leniency of the sentence in which  Lyons (53) of Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, was sentenced to six years, with five and a half suspended for sexually assaulting a woman. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Anthony Lyons, who received a six-month custodial sentence for a violent sexual assault, will “never be forgotten” and will “always be not(...)

A Google  logo sits on display inside the Barcelona Growth Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: David Ramos/Bloomberg

A European court has ruled that Google must amend some of its search results at the request of members of the public when they show links to outdated,(...)