Barry Hickson

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Jason Clancy, one of the survivors of Bill Kenneally’s abuse: “I firmly believe that what we uncovered is only the tip of the iceberg in relation to this.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Survivors of abuse by Bill Kenneally have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a Commission of Investigation to investigate the handling of compl(...)

Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan has said   legal advice he  received was that it would be possible for the Commission of Investigation to start hearing evidence on certain aspects relating to the gardaí handling of complaints in the 1980s without prejudicing Bill Kenneally’s right to a fair trial. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that he plans to bring a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday, setting out the terms of reference for a Com(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he had a ‘round-table meeting’ with some of Bill Kenneally’s victims  last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the commission of inquiry into the handling of paedophile sports coach Bill Kenneally should start “in (...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: had a preliminary discussion with the Attorney General about holding a commission of investigation into the handling of complaints against Kenneally in the 1980s by various state agencies.  Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Survivors of sex abuser Bill Kenneally have given a cautious welcome to the news that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to explore ways of hold(...)

Victims of Waterford sex abuser Bill Kenneally have appealed to anyone with any information about the sports coach’s crimes to contact them.

Victims of Waterford sex abuser Bill Kenneally have appealed to anyone with any information about the former sports coach’s crimes to contact them. (...)

Bill Kenneally has  pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts that he indecently assaulted 10 boys between October 1984 and December 1987.

Lawyers acting for six men abused as boys by a sports coach in Waterford in the 1980s have called for the immediate start of an inquiry into the inves(...)

There were emotional scenes at Wexford courthouse when Martin Connors (23) was sentenced for the manslaughter of his brother Michael, who was then 21, in 2011.

There were emotional scenes in Wexford Circuit Criminal Court today as 23-year-old Martin Connors was sentenced to three years in prison for the mansl(...)

Judge Hickson said he would need to read all the reports overnight before passing sentence.

Sentencing in the case of a well-known former Wexford GAA player who pleaded guilty to seven charges of theft while serving as a garda has been adjou(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

A Fianna Fail TD’s appeal against a District Court conviction of driving while holding a mobile telphone has been adjourned. Wexford ’s J(...)