Isobel Kennedy

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The Court of Appeal has quashed a man’s sex assault conviction and directed a retrial. File photograph: Getty Images

The Court of Appeal has quashed a man’s sex assault conviction and directed a retrial, after it transpired that one of the jurors who convicted him wa(...)

In his victim impact statement the man told his father: ‘You took my childhood, education and the foundation of my childhood.’ File Photograph: Collins Court

An octogenarian paedophile who serially abused children in his family and used his son as a “sexual plaything” should have his conviction set aside, t(...)

A file image of Securicor worker Paul Richardson and his wife Marie outside the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

After five trials and two appeals over an 11-year period, the Court of Appeal has upheld a gang’s convictions for the tiger kidnapping of a Dublin fam(...)

 Mark Dolan, of Clonard Park, Ballybeg, Waterford, was told that his original six-month jail term for smashing a glass into a talented rugby player’s face was too lenient. Photograph: Collins Courts

The courts should not shy away from starting at five years’ imprisonment when it comes to sentencing individuals for “high-end” cases of assault causi(...)

Two men said to have “played an integral part in the distribution of cannabis throughout Ireland” have had their original prison sentences more than d(...)

File photograph of Michael Ferris. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a neighbour (73) by driving the pronged forks of a teleporter into his car in a row over a crow-banger has s(...)

A man jailed for a one-punch assault which left his victim with ‘life-changing’ injuries has had his  jail term cut in half by the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man jailed for a one-punch assault which left his victim with “life-changing” injuries has had his 4½-year jail term cut in half by the Court of App(...)

The retired doctor was found guilty by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of indecently assaulting two 15-year-old patients. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A retired doctor has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence for abusing two teenage boys in the 1970s. The 86-year-old man, who cannot b(...)

Leona O’Callaghan addresses the Bar Council conference Laws and Effects. Photograph: The Bar of Ireland/Twitter

A woman who was raped as a child has told a Bar Council conference that while she continued to function through her childhood, she collapsed when havi(...)

File image of Seamus McGrane

A Real IRA leader who plotted to carry out an explosion during the State visit of Prince Charles in 2015 has died in prison. Seamus McGrane (64) died(...)

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