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From TheJournal.ie Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning' Troubles Era

Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning'

The prosecution of British soldiers for actions during the Troubles has proved controversial in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972 Bloody Sunday

One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against ex-police chief accused of blaming Liverpool fans for Hillsborough disaster Norman Bettison

Charges dropped against ex-police chief accused of blaming Liverpool fans for Hillsborough disaster

Prosecutors said the decision came as there were changes in the evidence of two witnesses, while a third passed away.

From TheJournal.ie Jon Venables charged with offences relating to indecent images of children Court

Jon Venables charged with offences relating to indecent images of children

Venables will appear before the UK Crown Court.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent Drop Off Point

Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent

The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car Prosecution

Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car

Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.

From TheJournal.ie Driver to be prosecuted for parking across two disabled bays in Cork Operation Enable

Driver to be prosecuted for parking across two disabled bays in Cork

Gardaí are clamping down on those that illegally park in disabled spaces as part of Operation Enable.

From TheJournal.ie Jason Corbett's son: 'Molly will always be remembered as a murderer' Jason Corbett Trial

Jason Corbett's son: 'Molly will always be remembered as a murderer'

Jack Corbett, aged 13, said Molly Corbett had deprived him and his younger sister of an adoring father.

From TheJournal.ie 18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday Bloody Sunday

18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said it is likely to be some time before a decision is made.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 'brutal' double murder of ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Cardiff city centre Jailed

Man jailed for 'brutal' double murder of ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Cardiff city centre

Saunders pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at Cardiff Crown Court in December.

From TheJournal.ie 3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year Animal Welfare

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year

The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.

From TheJournal.ie South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius Prison Term

South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius

State prosecutors said Oscar Pistorius’ six year term for killing his girlfriend is inappropriate.

From TheJournal.ie Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence Courts

Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence

The man had also stolen a car and had been in unlawful possession of a handgun.

From TheJournal.ie Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM Courts

Computer fault let man take out €13,600 from an ATM

The court was told that the State had failed to prove the bank existed.

From TheJournal.ie An American teenager has barely escaped prosecution for sexually exploiting... himself North Carolina

An American teenager has barely escaped prosecution for sexually exploiting... himself

The 17-year-old and his girlfriend have been caught in an anti-’sexting’ crossfire.

From TheJournal.ie Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution Penalty Points

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

From TheJournal.ie NI pastor charged over a sermon in which he branded Islam 'satanic' James McConnell

NI pastor charged over a sermon in which he branded Islam 'satanic'

First Minister Peter Robinson involved himself in the controversy by defending Pastor James McConnell.

From TheJournal.ie Graham Dwyer was a "sadistic, brutal pervert with nothing on his mind other than murder", jury told Prosecution

Graham Dwyer was a "sadistic, brutal pervert with nothing on his mind other than murder", jury told

The jury are expected to retire and make their deliberations next week.

From TheJournal.ie Cavan pub fined €7,000 over sale of counterfeit Smirnoff Food Safety

Cavan pub fined €7,000 over sale of counterfeit Smirnoff

Nine food businesses were also served with closure orders last month – was your favourite restaurant among them?

From TheJournal.ie Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland? Law On Paper

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

From TheJournal.ie Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers Dangerous

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

From TheJournal.ie Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer Gas Character

Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer

The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.

From TheJournal.ie Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution Bogs

Turf cutters take High Court action to halt their prosecution

Two men charged with cutting turf on conservation areas have taken the action to prevent their criminal prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation Brussels

Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation

The pirate, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, was arrested after going to sign what he thought was a movie contract.

From TheJournal.ie English law 'does not prohibit gender-specific abortions' Abortion

English law 'does not prohibit gender-specific abortions'

The UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions commented on a case where two doctors were not prosecuted for attempting unlawfully to procure a miscarriage.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press Leaks

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press

The ex-agent, Donald Sachtleben, “willfully disclosed … national defence information to a person not authorised to receive it” the Justice Department said last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocking' number of food businesses served with closure orders in May Food Safety

'Shocking' number of food businesses served with closure orders in May

The Food Safety Authority said businesses must be vigilant as we enter the summer months and risks for bacteria related illnesses increase.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

From TheJournal.ie 88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012 Dog Control

88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012

A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.

From TheJournal.ie Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox Meredith Kercher

Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted on appeal in 2011 for the killing of Meredith Kercher – but now face a retrial.

From TheJournal.ie More than 300 fines issued as gardaí crack down on broken lights Operation Light Up

More than 300 fines issued as gardaí crack down on broken lights

Operation Light up was held over two days last month and resulted in 317 prosecutions.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012 Revenue

Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012

There were 25 convictions for serious tax evasion in 2012 according to figures released by Revenue this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it Opinion

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it

The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression Russia This post contains videos

Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression

Band’s final statement before verdict delivered amid high-profile calls for leniency.

From TheJournal.ie Defence argues that Breivik was sane when he carried out killings Killing

Defence argues that Breivik was sane when he carried out killings

The prosecution is calling for Breivik to be declared insane, but Breivik has said he will appeal the verdict if he is found criminally insane.

From TheJournal.ie Ratko Mladic trial suspended by court - again War Crimes

Ratko Mladic trial suspended by court - again

The trial had originally been suspended on 17 May and was due to resume next week.

From TheJournal.ie Mladic war crimes trial to resume with first witness on 25 June ICTY

Mladic war crimes trial to resume with first witness on 25 June

Lawyers for the so-called Butcher of Bosnia were refused their request for a six-month delay.

From TheJournal.ie Trayvon case: Video of teen's final moments among new evidence released US This post contains videos

Trayvon case: Video of teen's final moments among new evidence released

More than 200 pages of photos and witness accounts have been released in the controversial case which has stoked racial tensions in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Dominique Strauss-Kahn expected to walk free as case collapses DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn expected to walk free as case collapses

The former IMF head could be set for a return to French politics after prosecutors dropped sexual assault charges.

From TheJournal.ie Strauss-Kahn prosecutor asked to step down over 'leaks' DSK

Strauss-Kahn prosecutor asked to step down over 'leaks'

The former IMF head’s trial for attempted rape faces further controversy as legal squabbles continue.

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