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 (...)

Generally, spouses cannot be compelled to give evidence against their partners as it forces them to choose between giving truthful evidence - thereby jeopardising their relationship - and giving unreliable evidence.

The protection to not testify against one’s spouse extends only to married couples and not civil partnerships or other forms of relationship, accordin(...)

Eve Doherty was found guilty by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of harassing State solicitor Elizabeth Howlin between September 2011 and March 2013.

A detective found guilty of harassing a State solicitor by sending abusive letters and emails is seeking to have her conviction overturned on grounds (...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge in charge of extradition, asked the European Courts for a ruling on the effect of Poland’s justice reforms earlier this year.

A decision to extradite a man to Poland, despite concerns over controversial justice “reforms” in the country, is set to be determined by the Supreme (...)

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