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Ireland categorises all types of child sex abuse material, simulated or real, as child pornography. This extends to to text conversations depicting child abuse. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí are seizing increasing amounts of virtual or simulated child pornography, in the form of cartoons, text and computer graphic images. The mater(...)

Garrett Phillips from St Mary’s Terrace, Taylor’s Hill, Galway, pictured at the Central Criminal Court during his trial. Photograph: Collins

A former Ros na Rún actor jailed for a “predatory” and “callous” rape of a young woman to whom he had given a lift home, has been granted legal aid fo(...)

A teenager who boasted about raping a 15-year-old girl at a house party, must wait to hear the outcome of two appeals concerning his three-year jail t(...)

Former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Denis Casey, who has served a sentence of two years and nine months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to defraud. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Former Irish Life & Permanent (IL&P) chief executive Denis Casey has lost his appeal over his conviction for his role in a multibillion-euro c(...)

Dariusz Alchimionek leaving Tullamore Circuit Court after his sentencing. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

When a jury found Dariusz Alchimionek (44) guilty of the manslaughter of 19-year-old John Gorman in 2017, the victim’s family cheered while the lawyer(...)

 Dariusz Alchimionek leaving Tullamore Circuit Court after being sentenced. File photograph: James Flynn/APX

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which convicted a driver of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst doctors that he m(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has been asked to propose a committee to examine soft-tissue injuries so new figures can be included in Personal Injury Assessment Board guidelines. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Chief Justice has been asked by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to create simple rules to force through rapid reductions in awards for soft-(...)

Catherine Nevin was found guilty of the murder of her husband Tom. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has ruled that Catherine Nevin’s conviction for the murder of her husband can be relied on by his family in their bid to ensure her (...)

Appeal documents filed on behalf of the Minister for Education Joe McHugh show he will argue that no such right to a third level education  exists Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Should every individual have a right to access higher or further education after they leave school? It’s a question which lies at the heart of the Mi(...)

Rebecca Carter: won a landmark case in the High Court after her points were inaccurately added up.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Minister for Education is to argue that no individual has a right of access to higher education in an appeal against a landmark ruling in favour o(...)

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