A dynamic risk assessment of John Shaw found him to be at a ‘high-level risk of re-offending’

The State’s longest serving prisoner is set to continue his legal bid for two days temporary release per year. English national John Shaw (73) has be(...)

Mr Justice George Bermingham: said there was a risk that the man’s  sentence was going to be increased, if he proceeded with his appeal

A man jailed for his role in a military-style burglary gang was well-advised to drop his sentence appeal, according to a senior judge. Aurimas Petras(...)

A signed plea of guilty is the quickest way an abuser can accept responsibility for their crimes.

Only six serious sexual offenders dealt with by the Central Criminal Court in the past seven years entered signed pleas of guilty, an analysis by The (...)

Generally, spouses cannot be compelled to give evidence against their partners as it forces them to choose between giving truthful evidence - thereby jeopardising their relationship - and giving unreliable evidence.

The protection to not testify against one’s spouse extends only to married couples and not civil partnerships or other forms of relationship, accordin(...)

Eve Doherty was found guilty by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of harassing State solicitor Elizabeth Howlin between September 2011 and March 2013.

A detective found guilty of harassing a State solicitor by sending abusive letters and emails is seeking to have her conviction overturned on grounds (...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge in charge of extradition, asked the European Courts for a ruling on the effect of Poland’s justice reforms earlier this year.

A decision to extradite a man to Poland, despite concerns over controversial justice “reforms” in the country, is set to be determined by the Supreme (...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham reminded Michael Sheehan’s lawyers that the court had power to increase sentences as well as decrease them. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A drink-driver who knocked down three elderly men after a burglary spree has withdrawn an appeal against his eight-year sentence after being told his (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the increase would help ensure “prompt and timely access to justice”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of ordinary judges on the Court of Appeal is to be increased from nine to 15 after the Government agreed to bring forward new legislation. (...)

President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham told Kevin Carroll’s lawyers he was anxious their client be made aware of the court’s ‘full range of powers’. Photograph: Collins Court

A drama teacher jailed for raping a student when she was about seven years old has withdrawn an appeal against the severity of his sentence after bein(...)

A man who defiled a 14-year-old girl he collected from a teenage disco in Dublin has had his three year jail term cut on appeal to two years. The man(...)

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