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 (...)

Patrick O’Brien had pleaded guilty to 16 charges of rape and indecent assault at Mackintosh Park, Pottery Road in Dun Laoighaire from 1973 to 1982. Photograph: Alan Betson

The prison sentence imposed on the father of abuse victim Fiona Doyle was “unduly lenient” the Court of Appeal has found.Patrick O’Brien (75) had plea(...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed  the man’s suspended sentence on grounds that it was unduly lenient. Photograph: Collins

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl, having been in a prior relationship with her mother, has had a three-year suspended sentence upheld by the(...)

On foot of an application by the DPP, the Court of Appeal found the appropriate sentence for Simon Gentles was 10 years imprisonment

A burglar who pointed a loaded shotgun at the head of a 15-year-old boy and threatened to shoot his mother after bursting into their home has had his (...)

Peter Clarke (70) of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, was given two concurrent five-year prison sentences by Judge John O’Hagan at Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court in2013.

A 70-year-old bachelor described as a “dirty old man” several times by his trial judge has lost an appeal against sentences for sexually assaulting tw(...)

File photograph of Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robber. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Armed robber Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robbery, has had an(...)

A Clare man who sexually assaulted his younger cousin over a three year period and raped her has had his six year jail term reduced to four by the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Reuters

A Clare man who sexually assaulted his younger cousin over a three year period and raped her has had his six year jail term reduced to four by the Cou(...)

The case of Eric Eoin Marques , alleged to be ‘the largest facilitator of child porn in the world’, has been adjourned to allow for him to go to the Court of Appeal.

The case of an Irishman who is wanted in the US and is alleged to be “the largest facilitator of child porn in the world” has been adjourned to allow (...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham said there seemed to be some blurring of distinction between directing a criminal organisation and participating in one. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The first two men to be jailed under 2009 anti-gang legislation have had their sentences reduced by the Court of Appeal.Galway brothers Michael O’Loug(...)

Cannabis on display at Garda HQ in Dublin. Stephen Geraghty had pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis worth over €4m for sale or supply. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Court of Appeal has set aside a man’s 12-year sentence for possession of drugs worth more than €4 million in a case which raised an “important que(...)