Mr Justice George Birmingham reminded Michael Sheehan’s lawyers that the court had power to increase sentences as well as decrease them. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A drink-driver who knocked down three elderly men after a burglary spree has withdrawn an appeal against his eight-year sentence after being told his (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the increase would help ensure “prompt and timely access to justice”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of ordinary judges on the Court of Appeal is to be increased from nine to 15 after the Government agreed to bring forward new legislation. (...)

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A drama teacher jailed for raping a student when she was about seven years old has withdrawn an appeal against the severity of his sentence after bein(...)

A man who defiled a 14-year-old girl he collected from a teenage disco in Dublin has had his three year jail term cut on appeal to two years. The man(...)

A photograph of the late John Gorman (19).

A jury verdict which found a driver guilty of manslaughter, after doctors agreed that he met the criteria to be found legally insane, has been causing(...)

When gardaí  caught up with James Barry he was submerged in the River Dodder. Photograph: Eric Luke

A robber who jumped into a river thinking the water would conceal his body temperature from Garda helicopters - even though there was no air pursuit t(...)

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(...)

The High Court had ruled Pierce Dillon was not entitled to a judicial review against Catholic University School.

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s refusal to allow a teacher at a south Dublin private fee-paying school legally challenge how it de(...)

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(...)

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