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A drama teacher jailed for raping a student when she was about seven years old has withdrawn an appeal against the severity of his sentence after bein(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy, who along with Ms Justice Caroline Costello will replace Mr Justice Gerard Hogan. Photograph: Collins Courts

Two High Court judges have been nominated by the Government for appointment as judges of the Court of Appeal. Ms Justice Caroline Costello and Ms Jus(...)

Giving judgment President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice George Birmingham noted the injured party has been invited to spend Christmas with the men who attacked him at their home.

The Court of Appeal has almost doubled the prison sentences of two men who set fire to a car with a bound and gagged prisoner in the boot, in what was(...)

A former priest who raped a child he had paid to do his gardening has lost an appeal against his conviction. Denis Nolan (64), formerly of The Presby(...)

Kevin Carroll (58), of Hawthorne Drive, in Birr, Co Offaly jailed for rape and anal rape

Lawyers for a drama teacher jailed for raping a child have told the Court of Appeal that a juror “smiled and winked” at the complainant during his tri(...)

Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lorcan Staines, submitted that although the scourge of gambling which afflicted Mark Hehir was “tragic”, it did not amount to an exceptional circumstance which justified community service or a suspended sentence.  File photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

An underage football star who admitted stealing €300,000 from his employer to fund a gambling addiction has been spared jail a second time, despite an(...)

Ruaidhrí­ Giblin A taxi driver whose DNA was found on the number plate of a car which blew up outside Newry courthouse in 2010 has had his convictio(...)

A Co Louth man’s conviction for raping a family friend (15) has been quashed over a ruling which prevented his lawyers from questioning the girl as to why she was on the contraceptive pill at the time.

A Co Louth man’s conviction for raping a 15-year-old family friend has been quashed over a ruling which prevented his lawyers from questioning the gir(...)

Eric Eoin Marques, accused by FBI agent of being the largest facilitator of child pornography in the world, is escorted intothe Four Courts for an earlier hearing.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by a man accused of being the world’s biggest facilitator of child pornography aimed at halting his extr(...)

Shane Ross  has frequently held up appointments because he wants to see new laws governing judicial appointments introduced. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is likely to propose appointments of new judges to the Court of Appeal in the coming weeks, following a highly u(...)

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