Darren Goodwin (above) was 15 when he murdered Darragh Conroy. Photograph: Collins

Ana Kriégel’s murder in Lucan last year was shocking, not least because of the age of the accused and the brutality involved. But it was not unprecede(...)

 Brendan Grehan SC: he said  the law implies that detention and supervision orders can only be imposed if the child will still be under 18 during the supervision part of the order

When members of the Oireachtas set down legislation for the sentencing of young offenders in 2001, it appears it never entered their minds that some o(...)