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From TheJournal.ie Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial Mr Moonlight

Patrick Quirke's barrister says 'tabloid-ese' claims should not have been allowed in murder trial

A court heard submissions on the second day of an appeal against the farmer’s conviction for murder.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears Court Of Appeal

'Tittle tattle' was used as evidence to convict Patrick Quirke of murdering Bobby Ryan, court hears

Quirke was sentenced to life in prison last year for the murder of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs Squeezed Students

'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs

There has been no clarity from immigration authorities about when rules will be enforced.

From TheJournal.ie Patrick Quirke's appeal of murder conviction to begin on Tuesday and involves 5,500 pages of transcript Mr Moonlight Trial

Patrick Quirke's appeal of murder conviction to begin on Tuesday and involves 5,500 pages of transcript

Quirke was given a mandatory life sentence by Justice Eileen Creedon.

From TheJournal.ie Whiplash award reduced from €76,000 to €41,000 as judge says personal injury litigation 'should not be a lottery' Court Of Appeal

Whiplash award reduced from €76,000 to €41,000 as judge says personal injury litigation 'should not be a lottery'

“I am satisfied that by any reasonable measure it cannot be viewed as proportionate,” Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said of the original award.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal rules that child brought to Ireland by mother should be returned to native Poland Courts

Court of Appeal rules that child brought to Ireland by mother should be returned to native Poland

The boy’s father brought proceedings before the Irish courts.

From TheJournal.ie Court overturns damages awarded during High Court sex abuse case and calls for rehearing of evidence Court Of Appeal

Court overturns damages awarded during High Court sex abuse case and calls for rehearing of evidence

The High Court previously found that the former school chaplain wrongfully abused her.

From TheJournal.ie Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient Court Of Appeal

Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient

The 11-year sentence was to be reviewed after 5 years but the DPP argued that review was too soon.

From TheJournal.ie Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman Worcester

Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman

Alex Hepburn, 24, was jailed for five years in April last year for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian Court Of Appeal

Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian

The DPP had appealed the ‘undue leniency’ of Eimear White’s sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Irish man loses latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to UK Eamon Ronald Harrison

Northern Irish man loses latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to UK

Eamon Ronald Harrison is wanted by Essex police to face 39 counts of manslaughter.

From TheJournal.ie Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner Court Of Appeal

Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner

The man was found guilty of two counts of rape following a three-week trial in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal upholds gang's convictions for 2005 tiger kidnapping Courts

Court of Appeal upholds gang's convictions for 2005 tiger kidnapping

The court said that it was not persuaded of the merit of any of the grounds of appeal advanced by the gang.

From TheJournal.ie Boy B given April date to appeal conviction for murdering Ana Kriegel Court Of Appeal

Boy B given April date to appeal conviction for murdering Ana Kriegel

The 15-year-old was sentenced to a term of 15 years.

From TheJournal.ie Martin 'the Viper' Foley loses court appeal over €738,000 tax bill Court Of Appeal

Martin 'the Viper' Foley loses court appeal over €738,000 tax bill

The Criminal Assets Bureau welcomed today’s judgement.

From TheJournal.ie World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court Cardiff

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned Court Of Appeal

'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned

Last May’s High Court decision caused controversy and massive uncertainty.

From TheJournal.ie Man convicted of Tinder sexual assault appeals his five-year sentence Court Of Appeal

Man convicted of Tinder sexual assault appeals his five-year sentence

Paul Flaherty (30) was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last December.

From TheJournal.ie Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands Court Of Appeal

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands

Citizenship ceremonies previously scheduled for September and December 2019 have been “postponed pending further notice”

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s top judge warns new judicial bill has to be ‘robust’ Frank Clarke

Ireland’s top judge warns new judicial bill has to be ‘robust’

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said that while he wants to see the Judicial Council established by the end of the year, there should also be no shortcuts.

From TheJournal.ie October appeal date set in case of citizenship being denied if applicant has spent day outside Ireland Court Of Appeal

October appeal date set in case of citizenship being denied if applicant has spent day outside Ireland

Last week’s surprise High Court ruling was branded by “absurd” by experts with the Justice Minister promising “urgent action”.

From TheJournal.ie Glenanne gang: Court orders independent investigation into alleged collusion Glenanne Gang

Glenanne gang: Court orders independent investigation into alleged collusion

Families of victims have welcomed the news.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases Courts

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects appeal against Alan Shatter's successful challenge to Guerin report Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects appeal against Alan Shatter's successful challenge to Guerin report

The Guerin report looked into the handling of Shatter of claims made by Maurice McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced Tipperary

Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced

Rosemary Jones was previously given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case Perverse Verdict

Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case

The trial judge had told the jury it no option but to accept the defence of not guilty by reason of insanity.

From TheJournal.ie Man diagnosed with schizophrenia 12 years after murdering infant son has conviction quashed Court Of Appeal

Man diagnosed with schizophrenia 12 years after murdering infant son has conviction quashed

Yusuf Ali Abdi stood trial in 2003 for the murder of his son, Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed following appeal over 'unduly lenient' suspended sentence for attack on ex-partner Court Of Appeal

Man jailed following appeal over 'unduly lenient' suspended sentence for attack on ex-partner

Matthew Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his ex-partner on 17 November 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students expelled for posting video online of classmate snorting white powder Court Of Appeal

Leaving Cert students expelled for posting video online of classmate snorting white powder

The two students have appealed that decision to the Department of Education.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Anglo banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney seeking legal costs for original trial Courts

Ex-Anglo banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney seeking legal costs for original trial

O’Mahoney successfully appealed his original conviction in March 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence Offaly

Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence

The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal rejects application by Brian Rattigan to have drug dealing conviction quashed Courts

Court of Appeal rejects application by Brian Rattigan to have drug dealing conviction quashed

The 37 year-old is the first person to be found guilty of charges connected to drug dealing while in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal Court Of Appeal

Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal

The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter between 1997 and 2001.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher who allegedly called student a 'little b***h' wins appeal to challenge dealing of complaint Court Of Appeal

Teacher who allegedly called student a 'little b***h' wins appeal to challenge dealing of complaint

The High Court ruled Pierce Dillion was not entitled to a judicial review against Catholic University School in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Challenge to abortion referendum result dismissed by Court of Appeal Dismissed

Challenge to abortion referendum result dismissed by Court of Appeal

The judge said that the challenge was on such flimsy and slender grounds that it amounted to “a frustration of the democratic process in relation to referendums”

From TheJournal.ie Kerry man (26) who broke into 73-year-old woman’s home and raped her twice loses appeal Court Of Appeal

Kerry man (26) who broke into 73-year-old woman’s home and raped her twice loses appeal

Mr Justice John Hedigan described the offence as “one of the most serious cases of rape”.

From TheJournal.ie Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected Mark Nash

Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow State to deport man with alleged Islamic terrorism links Court Of Appeal

Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow State to deport man with alleged Islamic terrorism links

The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies consulting with extremist leaders outside Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal increases burglar's three month sentence to two-and-a-half years Unduly Lenient

Court of Appeal increases burglar's three month sentence to two-and-a-half years

It found his original term to be too lenient.

From TheJournal.ie Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient Courts

Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient

The man collapsed and died as he was about to confront the two intruders in his home.

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