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#Court Of Criminal Appeal

From TheJournal.ie Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017 Court Of Criminal Appeal

Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017

Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat Smuggling

Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat

The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.

From TheJournal.ie Anthony Lyons to spend 18 months in prison Courts

Anthony Lyons to spend 18 months in prison

Lyons had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in Dublin in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing? Judiciary

Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing?

The current Anthony Lyons case has highlighted the problem of uniformity regarding criminal sanctions. Is there a way to improve consistency and fairness of sentencing?

From TheJournal.ie Six-month sentence for Anthony Lyons over sex assault appealed today Courts

Six-month sentence for Anthony Lyons over sex assault appealed today

The sentence was already found to be unjustly lenient but the appeal has had to be re-heard.

From TheJournal.ie Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog Courts

Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog

The Chief Justice said the judge will “probably require a lengthy period of convalescence following on his illness”.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal court finds Anthony Lyons sentence too lenient Sexual Assault

Appeal court finds Anthony Lyons sentence too lenient

The aviation broker had five-and-a-half years of a six year sentence suspended last year after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman.

From TheJournal.ie Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog The Supremes

Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog

The Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal will join the High Court in holding extra sittings to clear a backlog.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog Courts

Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog

The government has approved the appointment of two extra judges to the Supreme Court to deal with the current backlogs, some as long as four years.

From TheJournal.ie Dissident republican McKevitt loses appeal over conviction on Real IRA membership Courts

Dissident republican McKevitt loses appeal over conviction on Real IRA membership

Michael McKevitt fails in a bid to have his conviction overturned because of evidence obtained under an unconstitutional warrant.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing Opinion

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing

The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

From TheJournal.ie Joe O'Reilly granted free legal aid to appeal case again Joe O’Reilly

Joe O'Reilly granted free legal aid to appeal case again

He was granted free legal aid to take a miscarriage of justice case by the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Courts disrupted by Dublin floods Courts

Courts disrupted by Dublin floods

All jury trials are not going ahead today while there is disruption to District Court cases, among others.