Mr Justice  George Birmingham said the decision to suspend the sentence in its entirety was “simply a step too far”.

A Dublin man who was pressured into delivering more than €120,000 worth of cannabis in order to pay off his brother’s drug debt has been given a two-a(...)

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(...)

A Dublin man has lost his latest legal challenge on whether the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has powers to bring people to court for obstructing the installation of water meters.

A Dublin man has lost his latest legal challenge on whether the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has powers to bring people to court for obstruct(...)

Mr Justice Alan Mahon is to step down from the Court of Appeal to become the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ireland would be well on the road to becoming a “more open and transparent society” with capacity to investigate allegations of wrongdoing more speedi(...)

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(...)

 Stephen Hughes: died in a fire in Tallaght in 2001

A man who set fire to a makeshift den in Tallaght, causing the death of a 12-year-old boy, has lost an appeal against the severity of his 15-year pris(...)

Criminal lawyer Tara Burns, currently counsel to the former Garda press officer Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal, has been nominated for appointment to the High Court.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The Cabinet has approved the nomination of three Court of Appeal judges and one judge of the High Court at its meeting on Wednesday. High Court judge(...)

President of the Court of Appeal  George Birmingham: has warned of the impact of a shortage of judges in the court of appeal.

The President of the Court of Appeal has said he is having enough difficulty finding three judges to speak English, let alone Irish, due to a shortage(...)

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 (...)

A man who persistently raped his step-daughter when she was aged between 11 and 16, impregnating her twice, has lost an appeal against the severity of his 12-year jail term. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man who persistently raped his step-daughter when she was aged between 11 and 16, impregnating her twice, has lost an appeal against the severity of(...)

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