Anthony Lyons: the aviation broker attacked and sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman near his home on Griffith Avenue, Dublin, in October 2010. Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted businessman Anthony Lyons bowed his head yesterday when a judge said he must return to prison to serve another 18 months in addition to six (...)

 Fr Tony Walsh  performing with the All Priests Show. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former priest and serial child abuser Tony Walsh has failed in appeals against separate sentences imposed on him for what the Court of Criminal Appeal(...)

Martin Conmey,  Porterstown Lane, Co Meath,   and his wife Anne, leaving the Four Courts yesterday after the Court of Criminal Appeal declared that his conviction for the manslaughter of Una Lynskey in 1971 was a miscarriage of justice.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

The Court of Criminal Appeal has declared that a Co Meath man’s conviction for killing his young neighbour over four decades ago was a miscarriage of(...)

Anthony Lyons arrives at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin last November. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The re-hearing of an appeal against the undue leniency of a six-month custodial sentence imposed on businessman Anthony Lyons is to go ahead at the Co(...)

The report shows that the most common drug in question was cocaine (45 per cent of cases), followed by heroin (25 per cent), cannabis (21 per cent) and ecstasy and other amphetamines (6 per cent)

Almost half of serious drug cases result in sentences of five to 10 years, with penalties of close to 30 years being imposed in a small number of case(...)

Mr Justice John Murray, presiding alongside Mr Justice John Edwards and Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy, said the court would reserve its decision to a later date. Photograph: Reuters

The Court of Criminal Appeal has reserved judgment in the case of former priest and child abuser Tony Walsh, who is appealing separate sentence(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke, presiding at the Court of Criminal Appeal, said the court would allow the appeal and would hear submissions on whether there should be a retrial on January 15th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the convictions of two Wexford men who received prison sentences for forging the will of an elderly farmer. L(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman: there has been an “unfortunate habit” of conferring an additional jurisdiction on the appeal court without conferring additional resources

The Court of Criminal Appeal has found that it would be unjust to jail a man who avoided a custodial sentence and was instead fined €1,500 in 2011 for(...)

Anthony Lyons of Griffith Avenue,  Dublin leaving the Court of Criminal Appeal today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Businessman Anthony Lyons is to go back behind bars after a court ruled a six-month prison sentence for a violent sex attack was too lenient. Family a(...)

Scales of Justice: The task of settling on an appropriate punishment, taking into account the unique circumstances of a given case and of the people involved, can be complex and difficult

Sentencing is not an exact science. The task of settling on an appropriate punishment, taking into account the unique circumstances of a given case an(...)