Darren Goodwin (above) was 15 when he murdered Darragh Conroy. Photograph: Collins

Ana Kriégel’s murder in Lucan last year was shocking, not least because of the age of the accused and the brutality involved. But it was not unprecede(...)

 Brendan Grehan SC: he said  the law implies that detention and supervision orders can only be imposed if the child will still be under 18 during the supervision part of the order

When members of the Oireachtas set down legislation for the sentencing of young offenders in 2001, it appears it never entered their minds that some o(...)

If a life sentence is given to a child, they serve their detention period in Oberstown detention centre (pictured) until they are past the age of 18, after which they are moved to an adult prison. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

While a life sentence is mandatory for adults found guilty of murder, the same is not the case for those who were children, or under the age of 18 yea(...)

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(...)

Joe O’Reilly was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2007. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Joe O’Reilly is to seek permission from the Supreme Court to appeal an unsuccessful attempt to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice. (...)

Co Clare man Colm Deely is set to appeal his conviction for the murder of a 43-year-old woman in March, 2011. File photograph: Collins Courts.

A Co Clare man is set to appeal his conviction for the murder of a 43-year-old woman, the Court of Appeal heard on Monday. In March, 2011, the body (...)

 The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction and ordered the retrial of a 33-year-old man who was jailed for life for murdering the man he suspected of having an affair with his wife. Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the court was not satisfied that the issue was “adequately remedied”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction and ordered the retrial of a 33-year-old man who was jailed for life for murdering the man he (...)