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#Court of Appeal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man who spent year in prison for crime he didn't commit has violent disorder conviction quashed Court Of Appeal

Man who spent year in prison for crime he didn't commit has violent disorder conviction quashed

28-year-old Declan Tynan is now likely to apply for a certificate of miscarriage of justice from the courts.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment Liverpool

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

From TheJournal.ie Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence Courts

Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence

The man pleaded guilty to 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man to have conviction quashed after spending 11 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit An Innocent Man

Dublin man to have conviction quashed after spending 11 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Declan Tynan (28) was released on bail last October after another 30-year-old man admitted to being responsible for the violent disorder charge Tynan had been jailed for.

From TheJournal.ie Letters in which man bragged about involvement in murder 'not reliable to convict him' court told Court Of Appeal

Letters in which man bragged about involvement in murder 'not reliable to convict him' court told

Daniel McDonnell of Brookview Lawns in Tallaght had pleaded not guilty to the murder

From TheJournal.ie 'Devastating and demoralising': Marital rape survivor criticises judgment reducing man's sentence Appeal

'Devastating and demoralising': Marital rape survivor criticises judgment reducing man's sentence

The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said she was shocked at the reduction of the sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Appeals court overturns its decision to allow Ian Bailey a retrial of his action against the State Court Of Appeal

Appeals court overturns its decision to allow Ian Bailey a retrial of his action against the State

Bailey had taken a High Court case against the gardaí and the State in November 2014 which he lost.

From TheJournal.ie Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life' Fatal Burglary

Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'

Two cousins jailed over a ‘fatal burglary’ will have served their sentences by the time new jail terms are handed down.

From TheJournal.ie Child abuser Bill Kenneally has launched an appeal against his 14-year jail sentence Courts

Child abuser Bill Kenneally has launched an appeal against his 14-year jail sentence

His lawyers are claiming the judge was “vengeful” and placed too much emphasis on victims.

From TheJournal.ie David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick Court

David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick

David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.

From TheJournal.ie State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court told Court Of Appeal

State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court told

Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed Long-running Battle

Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed

The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who murdered man by driving car into Arklow harbour loses appeal Court Of Appeal

Woman who murdered man by driving car into Arklow harbour loses appeal

30-year-old Marta Herda knew her passenger could not swim.

From TheJournal.ie Man who broke into estranged partner's home and made threat to kill has jail term cut Court Of Appeal

Man who broke into estranged partner's home and made threat to kill has jail term cut

Martin Stokes (37) had pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, false imprisonment and assault.

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