Court rejects 'unusual' argument that man’s alcoholism diminished his responsibility for murdering ex-girlfriend
The Court of Appeal has rejected an “unusual” argument that a man’s alcoholism diminished his responsibility for murdering an ex-girlfriend, but added that the issue may need to be explored in the future.
Published 29 November 2019
A High Court judge has said he cannot change a order he made preventing the publication of the names of a convicted child rapist and his victim.
Published 14 November 2019
Four TDs have secured permission from the High Court to bring a challenge against the Ceann Comhairle's decision not to allow a vote on changing Dáil standing orders to stop the Government blocking opposition bills.
Published 7 November 2019
Four TDs have brought a High Court challenge against the Ceann Comhairle's decision not to allow a new bill due to be debated in the Dáil.
Published 6 November 2019
Dozens of damages claims brought by Irish hauliers against Europe's biggest truck manufacturers who allegedly engaged in anti-competitive practices will most likely be heard in 2020.
Published 21 October 2019
A former solicitor who pleaded guilty to fraudulently converting cheques in the late 1990s has been refused an extension of time in which to appeal his conviction.
Published 14 October 2019
A lay litigant yesterday attempted to arrest a High Court judge, a solicitor and a barrister at the Four Courts.
Published 11 October 2019
Gardaí are continuing to investigate a violent incident in the Four Courts earlier this summer, when the defendant in a defamation action was attacked and injured by several individuals.
Published 9 October 2019
A senior judge has said that the second Special Criminal Court will be made "full use of" until it is removed by legislation, following weekend reports of its suspension amid falling case numbers.
Published 27 August 2019
Lawyers for a man acquitted of rape last year have told a court that his legal entitlement to anonymity is being breached by Google search results of his name.
Published 2 August 2019
There were violent scenes requiring the intervention of gardaí and security in the Four Courts yesterday, when the defendant in a defamation action was allegedly attacked and injured by a group of individuals who attended court.
Published 1 August 2019
Court of Appeal reserves judgment to consider whether alcoholism can diminish responsibility for murder
The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in an appeal based on the "unusual" argument that a dependency on alcohol can diminish a person's responsibility for murder such that juries should be allowed to find them guilty of manslaughter.
Published 26 July 2019
A judge in the Court of Appeal has said it was "almost inconceivable" that one of Ireland's most experienced criminal trial judges would simply forget to instruct the jury on the presumption of innocence in a rape trial.
Published 19 July 2019
The superior courts recognise that recent challenges to the interpretation of drink driving legislation contain many arguments that have the appearance of being "cynical", according to a senior judge.
Published 18 July 2019
A newspaper editor has been fined €4,500 after being found guilty of contempt of court for a front-page headline and article that "posed a real risk" to the trial of two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old Anastasia Kriégel.
Published 8 July 2019