Mr Henry, acquitted of murder by reason of insanity, is seeking a retrial so he can plead, and be convicted of, manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility and incur a determinative sentence rather than being under an indefinite regime at the CMH possibly for the rest of his life. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A Roscommon man acquitted of murdering his mother by reason of insanity last year is appealing his acquittal.Paul Henry (29), who lived with his mothe(...)

Karen Walsh (48), is seeking to overturn her conviction for murdering Maire Rankin in the early hours of Christmas Day, 2008. The 81-year-old victim was found dead in the bedroom of her Dublin Road home in Newry, Co Down.  File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The case against a pharmacist jailed for battering her elderly neighbour to death with a crucifix was “overwhelming”, the Court of Appeal heard today.(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) Mr John Walker, Mr Paddy Hill, Mr Hugh Callaghan, Mr Richard McIIkenny, Mr Gerry Hunter and Mr William Power. Photograph: Joe St Leger

The British Attorney General has been requested by the families of the 21 people killed in the IRA’s 1974 Birmingham pub bombings to reopen the inques(...)

Stephen Cahoon (42), with a last address at Harvey Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, had admitted strangling mother-of-four Jean Teresa Quigley (30), who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time, on July 26th, 2008, but denied it was murder. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man jailed for life for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.Stephen Cahoon (42), with a l(...)

Mr. Justice Frank Clarke. The Supreme Court judge said the State requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is still fit for purpose. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland requires a root-and-branch review of procedural law to see whether it is fit for the State’s courts going forward, a Supreme Court judge has s(...)

The Court of Appeal has found that a man’s suspended  sentence  for raping and indecently assaulting his wife’s teenage sister was ‘unduly lenient’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has found that a wholly suspended seven year sentence imposed on a man for raping and indecently assaulting his wife’s teenage sis(...)

Joe O’Reilly was convicted in July 2007 by a jury and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife at their home in the Naul, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on whether Joe O’Reilly can apply to have his conviction for murdering his wife declared a miscarriage of ju(...)

Ryanair has called on the UK competition regulator to reconsider its decision to request it to divest most of its near 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus in light of the recent bid for the airline from the International Airlines Group (IAG).  (Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Ryanair has called on the UK competition regulator to reconsider its decision to request it to divest most of its near 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon said the court was satisfied the judge’s comments were not inappropriate or detrimental to Aaron McCarthy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Dublin man who punched a taxi driver and stole his vehicle has been sent back to prison following an unsuccessful appeal against conviction.Aaron Mc(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down, which is investigating child abuse in Northern Ireland residential institutions between 1922 and 1995. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Alleged abuse victims are refusing to sign statements to a major inquiry into historical offences at care homes unless they secure legal funding, the (...)