Appeal Courts

5 results

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

Bicycles and canals in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Coffee shops in the city are allowed to sell cannabis to tourists on the grounds that the practice is part of the attraction for tourists visiting the city.  File photograph: Tim E White/Getty Images

With 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample parking and turnover of €26 million a year, Checkpoint cafe, the largest cannabis-selling coffee shop (...)

 ‘Fantasist’ Michael Cremin posed as a barrister to trick the terminal cancer sufferer out of her life savings.  Photograph: Gloucestershire Police /PA Wire

A “fantasist” who posed as a barrister to trick a woman with terminal cancer out of her life savings has been jailed for eight years. Michael Cremin,(...)

US president Barack Obama meets  a group of “dreamers” – immigrants brought illegally to the US as children.A federal judge in Texas has blocked Mr Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation,   claiming  the president is exceeding his legal authority.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation have been blocked by a US federal judge in Texas(...)

Brian Mulvihill leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has asked for an order preventing a convicted sex offender from contacting children online after a court heard he (...)