A man who held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb in a Dublin court siege has been jailed for six years.
Published 26 January 2021
A man held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb during a “terrifying” siege in a Dublin court, his sentence hearing has been told.
Published 25 January 2021
A man convicted of coercive control and other offences following the first trial for offences under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years.
Published 22 January 2021
A barrister for the Director of Public Prosecutions has said she had "grave concerns" over the cross-examination of a 12-year-old boy who was repeatedly raped by his father.
Published 13 January 2021
A woman who wants to bring family law proceedings against her allegedly violent former partner has launched a High Court challenge over the Legal Aid Board's refusal to fund her action.
Published 13 January 2021
A former barrister who stole €235,000 from a businessman by pretending to buy him a warehouse in Co Kildare has been jailed for three years.
Published 4 November 2020
No new juries will be sworn in to hear trials at the Central Criminal Court if the government opts for a Level 5 lockdown, it emerged this morning.
Published 19 October 2020
Privacy and data rights activist Max Schrems has brought a High Court challenge in Dublin aimed at halting the Data Protection Commissioner's probe into Facebook Ireland's transfer of data to its US-based parent.
Published 13 October 2020
A judge who had close contact with somebody with Covid-19 has directed a jury in an ongoing criminal trial from his home.
Published 15 September 2020
A criminal defence solicitor accused of theft and perverting the course of justice wants to meet the case head on and “reclaim his reputation”, a court has heard.
Published 4 August 2020
After a legal battle lasting nearly 12 years, the High Court will order the extradition of Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, to Lithuania where he is wanted on international weapons trafficking charges.
Published 29 June 2020
A father convicted of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of his daughter in the first case of its kind in Irish legal history is to appeal his conviction and sentence.
Published 27 May 2020
A senior barrister was forced to pick up the phone in front of three judges yesterday, as courts continue to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic with remote hearings.
Published 24 April 2020
A trial date has been set in the case of former solicitor Michael Lynn, who is accused of multi-million euro thefts.
Published 21 April 2020
Extradition request to be 'terminated' after Russia fails to respond to concerns about prisons and trial rights
A failure by Russian authorities to respond to the High Court’s concerns about prison conditions and fair trial rights in Russia has resulted in the immediate “termination” of an extradition request.
Published 2 April 2020