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The man’s lawyer said the man could have died due to an accidental fall after his client had left the scene. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Ross Outram, who was jailed for life for the murder of 90-year-old Paddy Lyons, has told the Court of Appeal that there is no proof that he caused the(...)

The Court of Appeal ruled the man would remain in Cloverhill Prison. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man who needs treatment at the Central Mental Hospital while he awaits trial for an alleged murder will remain in prison until a bed becomes availab(...)

  Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy increased Michael Cawley’s sentence to four-and-a-half years. File photograph: Collins Courts

A burglar who tried to break into a house while the homeowner held the door shut has had his sentence increased to 4½ years by the Court of Appeal. T(...)

The judge had ordered Robert Devine to serve sentences consecutively. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man and his son have appealed their sentences for assaulting another father and son with a hammer, while demanding payment of a €50 debt. Robert De(...)

David Berney (39), of Suncroft Park, Tallaght, Dublin pleaded guilty in 2018 to burglary at a Centra store in Jobstown, Tallaght on March 2nd, 2018, during the heavy snow. File photograph: Alan Betson

A convicted burglar who looted a shop during Storm Emma in 2018 will go to prison if he does not stay “on the straight and narrow”, the Court of Appea(...)

Noting that there was “very significant speed indeed” on the night, Mr Justice George Birmingham set four years’ imprisonment as a headline sentence, which after mitigation was cut to two-and-a-half years in jail with the final year suspended for two years.

A garda who received a suspended sentence for causing the death of a mother-of-three by dangerous driving is to be jailed after a successful appeal b(...)

Sidney Sutton (43) of Brindley Park Square, Ashbourne, Co Meath, was convicted of four counts of assault, one of assault causing harm and one count of producing a knife capable of inflicting serious injury in 2017. File photograph: Collins Courts

An accountant who punched, kicked and stabbed his partner in a case of “extreme domestic violence” has been given a last chance to appeal his convicti(...)

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said he was ‘shocked’ by the length of time taken to  cross-examine the 12-year-old. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Judges at the Court of Appeal have criticised a barrister for cross-examining a 12-year-old boy for six days about allegations that he was raped by hi(...)

A man found guilty of sexually assaulting his 10-year-old goddaughter at his home in 2016 has had his conviction overturned on appeal. The man’s barr(...)

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(...)

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