The court heard that with standard remission of 25 per cent, the man could have expected to finish serving his original sentence aged 83. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 69-year-old man sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for abusing two generations of his family has had his jail term shortened, in light of the fact h(...)

In a letter to the Public Service Pay Commission two years ago, but published only this month, the Association of Judges of Ireland said it was concerned with what its president, Mr Justice George Birmingham of the Court of Appeal, called “the quality of applicants” for judicial roles. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish judges are concerned about the calibre of people seeking to join their ranks. In a letter to the Public Service Pay Commission two years ago, bu(...)

In the letter, Mr Justice George Birmingham of the Court of Appeal wrote: ‘Our concern was not necessarily with the number of applicants but with the quality of applicants.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Association of Judges of Ireland expressed concern about the quality of the people applying to be judges in a letter to the Public Service Pay Com(...)

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(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett in the High Court had said the Minister for Justice’s discretionary practice of allowing applicants six weeks out of the country, for holidays or other reasons,  is not permitted by section 15.1 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 2015. File photograph: Getty

The Minister for Justice has asked the Court of Appeal to overturn a “very restrictive” High Court finding, saying it means with “very, very few excep(...)

A man jailed for raping a woman in Dublin  has had his conviction quashed on appeal. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man jailed for raping a woman in Dublin has had his conviction quashed on appeal. Mohamed Okda (33), formerly of Coolfin, Rathdowney, Co Laois, had(...)

 John Downey  arrives at the Old Bailey in London in  February  2014. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

An alleged IRA bomber given a so-called “comfort letter” by the British government has lost his latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition t(...)

Thomas Healy  pleaded guilty to burglary of a residential apartment in Cork on July 21st, 2017. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A “persistent burglar” who made off with 70 cent from an apartment in Cork has had his four year jail term upheld by the Court of Appeal. Thomas Heal(...)

 Ted Cunningham pictured at the Four Courts on Wednesday  for the Court of Appeal hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Retired businessman Ted Cunningham has been refused an extension of time to appeal against the dismissal of his claim the State unlawfully seized £3m (...)

A barrister for the convicted man submitted the jury had been “pressurised” to return a a guilty verdict on count one, after unanimously finding his client  not guilty on counts two and three. He said the trial judge then told them to “persevere” in respect of count one.

Lawyers for a man jailed for indecently assaulting a babysitter almost 40 years ago have claimed the Donegal jury that convicted him were “pressurised(...)

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