Eve Doherty previously had the balance of her three year sentence suspended by the Court of Appeal. File photograph: Collins Courts

A detective garda has lost her Supreme Court bid to overturn her conviction for harassing a State solicitor by sending abusive communications. In dis(...)

The judge said women should be “as entitled as men not only to say no to sexual propositions but to leave those to whom they were apparently committed and move on to seek happiness elsewhere without that being trapped in a situation where violence could even partially excuse homicide”.

A significant new test set by the Supreme Court for those pursuing provocation as a partial defence to murder includes ruling out provocation on the (...)

Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms arrive for a hearing of  the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2017. File Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photo

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Garda Keith Harrison’s bid to have findings made by the Disclosures Tribunal against him quashed. The Donegal-based(...)

The Supreme Court heard submissions on sentence on Wednesday following its significant earlier judgment in the case which addressed sentencing in rape cases, particularly of marital rape involving a pattern of violent and abusive behaviour.

The Director of Public Prosecutions wants the Supreme Court to increase an eight and a half year sentence imposed on a man who raped his wife. The C(...)

The tribunal sittings under term of reference P are being chaired by Mr Justice Seán Ryan. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Disclosures tribunal has rejected up to eight complaints it received from gardaí who felt they were targeted by senior officers after making a wh(...)

The Supreme Court also reaffirmed that ‘plea bargaining’ has no ‘place in our constitutional architecture’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State did not appeal a fully suspended sentence given to an abusive mother who left her four-year-old child requiring resuscitation and life-savin(...)

A file image showing Celyn Eadon arriving at Swinford District Court where he was charged with the murder of his mother Noreen Kelly Eadon in 2011. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A man has won his Supreme Court appeal over his conviction for the murder of his mother in a “frenzied knife attack”. The DPP will now decide whethe(...)

 Supreme Court, by a three to two majority,  dismissed the man’s appeal.

The Supreme Court, by a three to two majority, has dismissed a man’s appeal over his conviction for rape of his niece when she was 11-years-old. The(...)

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2m judgment granted against him arising from guarantees over unpaid loans to his building company.

The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2 million judgment granted against him a(...)

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The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2 million judgment granted against him a(...)

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