Isobel Kennedy

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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(...)

 Dominique Meehan, from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, speaking to media outside court  after the appeal hearing of Keith Hearne. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man jailed for raping a woman at a gaming convention has lost an appeal against the severity of his 12-year prison sentence. Keith Hearne (30), of (...)

Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin.

A former Army officer who groomed and sexually abused two teenage boys during the 1990s has been refused extra time to appeal his 11-year sentence. T(...)

Judge says she is satisfied Jonathan Hawthorn was a ‘trusted member’ of an unlawful organisation who received delivery of explosive material.

A Dublin man found guilty of IRA membership following a trial in which an FBI agent uncovered a Dublin-based plot to buy a grenade and Semtex online h(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy has been nominated as chairwoman of the Referendum Commission  set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws blasphemy. File photograph: Alan Betson

A referendum commission has been set up to oversee the upcoming referendum on proposals aimed at removing a constitutional provision which outlaws bla(...)

An internet user called Meat Cleaver  was looking for Semtex to be delivered to Ireland, the Special Criminal Court heard on Wednesday. File photograph: PA

Gardaí arrested three men on suspicion of IRA membership after a tip-off from an undercover FBI agent, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The und(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy: “The Constitution is important. It is the fundamental law of our State. It is your Constitution and only you have the power to change it.”

The forthcoming referendum is not a vote on the law that may replace the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission has said. The commission, chaire(...)

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