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(...)

George Birmingham said he hoped judges would soon be appointed so the number of cases  taken out and rescheduled would be reduced.

The new President of the Court of Appeal has warned waiting times of at least 20 months for appeal hearings will get worse and more hearing dates for (...)

Jonathan Dowdall was resentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, with the final 25 months suspended.

A former Sinn Féin councillor and his father, both of whom were jailed for torturing a man they said they suspected of trying to defraud them, have ha(...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Court of Appeal has overturned its decision permitting a retrial of part of Ian Bailey’s civil action for damages over the conduct of the Garda in(...)

Peter Kenny leaving Bridewell District Court in Dublin following a court appearance in 2010. File Photograph:  Collins Courts

A convicted murderer whose lawyers claimed he could not get a fair trial due to the “scandalous” handling of a Garda informer has had his conviction u(...)

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

A few years ago on a rural back road in Co Kildare, the owner of a stone cottage draped black and white hand-painted signs over his gates. They signal(...)

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