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From TheJournal.ie Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl Off To Jail

Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl

Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said the crime resulted from a “very strong compulsion”.

From TheJournal.ie Gym owner who broke girlfriend's teeth avoids jail Suspended Sentence

Gym owner who broke girlfriend's teeth avoids jail

The woman was treated for two broken teeth and swelling to her face after the “brief alcohol-fuelled incident”.

From TheJournal.ie Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced Courts

Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced

Patrick Scanlon had received a 15 year sentence which was deemed excessive.

From TheJournal.ie Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month Conviction

Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month

Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for eight months for spying on woman with police camera Voyeurism

Man jailed for eight months for spying on woman with police camera

The PSNI said it is carrying out an internal review into the use of CCTV by staff and officers to try to ensure this never happens again.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling Prison Sentence

Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling

Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.

From TheJournal.ie Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find Violence

Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find

The four men have been given seven to 12 year terms with half spent in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?

A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?

From TheJournal.ie Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life. Opinion

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.

There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.

From TheJournal.ie Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group Drugs

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group

The Law Reform Commission also says that sentencing for drug and firearm offences should be reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton publishes new legislation aimed at tackling white-collar crime White Collar Crime

Bruton publishes new legislation aimed at tackling white-collar crime

Those convicted of hard-core competition offences could see fines of up to €5 million, while the maximum prison sentence will be doubled to 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who stabbed victim acted like "a wild animal" Court

Woman who stabbed victim acted like "a wild animal"

The woman was found guilty of stabbing a 61 year old mother on West Street in Drogheda after asking her for a light for a cigarette.