Mieko Kawakami, author of Heaven. Photograph:  Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty

Distant Sunflower Fields (Sinoist Books, £10.99) by Li Juan, translated by Christopher Payne, is set in Xinjiang in rural China and describes the fron(...)

In October 2014 a five-judge Supreme Court dismissed the DPP’s appeal against a High Court decision halting the prosecution of Sharon  Cullen on the grounds of delay. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped the charge against a woman charged in connection with the death of her father in 1988. Sharon Cu(...)

Christopher Payne was attacked by a group of men at his Crumlin home on May 14th, 1988 and died six months later. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court has halted the trial of a 63-year-old woman charged with intent to murder her husband 27 years ago. Philomena Coton, with an address at(...)

The Supreme Court has ruled an ‘unexplained and blameworthy’ proseuctorial delay over some 24 years entitles a woman to an order permanently halting her prosecution on charges arising from a ‘savage’ assault on her father.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Supreme Court has ruled an “unexplained and blameworthy” proseuctorial delay over some 24 years entitles a woman to an order permanently halting h(...)