A senior probation officer at Arbour Hill prison told the court it was the view of the clinical team dealing with the offender that the conditions attached to the suspended sentence were not met. File photograph: Frank Miller

A rapist who had part of his prison term suspended will be released this weekend, despite an allegation that he did not participate adequately in a se(...)

Peter Sutherland:  President Michael D Higgins  commended his efforts in “tirelessly campaigning for global solutions to human trafficking and forced migration”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The funeral of former attorney general and statesman Peter Sutherland is to take place on Thursday in Donnybrook in Dublin. His remains reposed at Ca(...)

 Fred Forsey Jnr, a former town councillor, who has been granted legal aid for a Supreme Court appeal of his conviction. File photograph:  Patrick Browne

A former Fine Gael councillor convicted of receiving corrupt payments from a property developer has been granted legal aid for a Supreme Court appeal.(...)

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack. File photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tonight night stood down from the board of the State’s governing sports body as he “did not wish any controversy” t(...)

Christopher Coleman: jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of Eugene Maher

An unlicensed driver who “ploughed into” a 62-year-old cyclist – killing him - and drove away has has been given an extra nine months in jail followin(...)

 The Court of Appeal believed the Circuit Court judge erred in imposing a life-long driving ban on Blake Tobin. Photograph: Martyn Goddard/Getty Images

A Dublin man who, a judge said, “should never ever be allowed behind the wheel of a car again”, has had his life-long driving ban reduced to 40 years(...)

A man found asleep among cannabis plants potentially worth €1.4m has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. File photograph: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

A man found asleep among cannabis plants potentially worth €1.4 million has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. Cao Son Nguyen (30), of no fixed a(...)

Mr Justice Sheehan said it was an “unusual” case. However, the sentence identified by the Circuit Court judge was “somewhat excessive”. Photograph: Frank Miller

A man serving two prison sentences for robbing prostitutes has had an eight-year term reduced to six on appeal. Lithuanian national Gediminas Zigmant(...)

The Court of Appeal did not regard the original three-year sentence as inappropriate but said the judge  failed to at least consider suspending part of her sentence with a view to incentivising rehabilitation

A woman who was almost three times the legal drink driving limit when she knocked down a mother of two, leaving her with a brain injury, has had her j(...)

Hungarian national Tamas Vecernyes (29), with a last address in Cork, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape  on September 9th, 2009. The Court of Appeal reduced the  sentence to eight years with three suspended on Tuesday following an appeal. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man who raped a woman in her apartment after she invited him in for drinks with friends has had his eight-year jail term cut to five years on appeal(...)

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