James Kavanagh  being taken into custody after being sentenced at  Carlow Court.  Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Carlow man whose farm was “strewn with skeletal remains” has lost an appeal against the severity of his three year prison sentence for “shocking” le(...)

A 75-year-old man jailed for raping his granddaughter is to be assessed to determine whether he was fit to be tried at the time of his trial more than(...)

Paul Carew had previously received a suspended sentence for possessing almost €68,000 of criminal proceeds in 2014.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Dublin man given eight years for laundering €660,000 linked to the Kinahan crime gang has lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence. Paul(...)

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(...)

James Kavanagh  being taken into custody after being sentenced  at Carlow Court in February. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Co Carlow man jailed for cruelty to animals has been given an early date to appeal against the severity of his three year prison sentence. James Ka(...)

Garrett Phillips from St Mary’s Terrace, Taylor’s Hill, Galway, pictured at the Central Criminal Court during his trial. Photograph: Collins

A former Ros na Rún actor jailed for a “predatory” and “callous” rape of a young woman to whom he had given a lift home, has been granted legal aid fo(...)

 Dariusz Alchimionek leaving Tullamore Circuit Court after being sentenced. File photograph: James Flynn/APX

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which convicted a driver of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst doctors that he m(...)

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 (...)

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