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# Court of Appeal

Last month
May 2023
# Court of Appeal
Court to rule at later date on former FAI CEO John Delaney's appeal over seized documents
The court did not say when it would rule on the appeal.
# Court of Appeal
Court to rule at later date on former FAI CEO John Delaney's appeal over seized documents
The court did not say when it would rule on the appeal.
# Court of Appeal
Drunk driver appeals conviction over fatal crash, says 'he shouldn't have represented himself'
The judge described the submission as a “very radical proposition – I think without precedent in the Irish courts”.
This year
2023
# simeon burke
High Court judge directs inquiry into legality of Simeon Burke's ongoing imprisonment
The Judge said that sufficient evidence has been raised to merit an inquiry.
# Rotunda Hospital
Parents suing Rotunda over baby's death must be given internal hospital documents, court rules
The hospital had stated that the material was gathered confidentially and should not be shared.
# burke family
Judge tells Simeon Burke he could be out 'with one flick of a pen' if he wanted bail
Simeon Burke has refused to sign a bail bond and is charged with a breach of the peace for engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words at the Court of Appeal.
# Court of Appeal
Man has conviction for sexually assaulting six-year-old quashed due to child's lack of memory
A judge ruled that the child’s lack of memory of the alleged incident prevented the defence from effectively cross-examining the child.
# Patrick Quirke
Supreme Court rules seizure of computer from home of convicted murderer Quirke was 'unlawful'
The judgment of the seven member Supreme Court was delivered this morning.
# Court of Appeal
Simeon Burke to stay in prison after again refusing to accept bail
Burke, 24, was charged with engaging in threatening, insulting and abusive words and behaviour at the Court of Appeal last week.
# Court of Appeal
One arrest amid chaotic scenes as Enoch Burke appeal dismissed at High Court
Family members had repeatedly interrupted a judgment being read out at the Court of Appeal.
# Court of Appeal
Landmark human trafficking case sees jail sentences increased for forced prostitution
The Court of Appeal quashed the original sentence and re-sentenced both women to increased jail terms.
# Enoch Burke
Judgement reserved in Enoch Burke appeal against orders requiring him to stay away from school
Burke told the Court of Appeal today that “the only thing the State is bound to honour by the constitution is religion”.
# Court of Appeal
Child rapist who led 'double life' has sentence increased by two years
The DPP held the view that the sentencing judge erred when handing down the earlier sentence for 72 counts of rape and sexual assault.
Last year
2022
# Court of Appeal
Prosecution lawyers: Evidence against Graham Dwyer is 'overwhelming' to preserve conviction
Dwyer repeatedly interrupted Sean Guerin SC, who is representing the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Court of Appeal
Graham Dwyer appeal: Phone data retention is 'form of mass surveillance', court hears
Lawyers for Dwyer argue that his conviction should be quashed following a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
# Courts
Wife of Kinahan Cartel lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' to be jailed for money laundering
Deirdre Brady was given a three-year wholly suspended sentence after pleading guilty to two offences at the Special Criminal Court last July.
# Court of Appeal
Lisa Smith's offending was at 'lowest level' and sentence was 'excessive', lawyers tell court
The Court of Appeal reserved judgment.
# Court of Appeal
Court refuses to consider 'implied consent' in appeal by ex-RTÉ journalist Mícheál Ó Leidhin
Ó Leidhin was convicted last April of sexual assault at his former home in south Dublin in the early hours of the morning of 13 May 2018.
# Court of Appeal
Court upholds ruling that children brought to Ireland without father's consent should return to UK
The children’s mother had objected to their return, claiming that they would be put at risk if required to return to their native England.
# Legal Battle
European Court of Human Rights refuses to postpone the withdrawal of UK boy’s life support
Archie Battersbee has been in a coma since he was found unconscious in April.
# Archie Battersbee
UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support
Archie Battersbee was found unconscious in April with signs he had placed a ligature over his head, possibly after taking part in an online challenge.
# ana kriegel
Court refuses to allow new evidence in appeal by Boy B over Ana Kriegel murder
The judge said that the application to bring fresh evidence does not come near the threshold set for such cases.
# Court of Appeal
Ex-police officer Wayne Couzens loses appeal to whole-life sentence for murdering Sarah Everard
Couzens was handed a whole-life term last year for the rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in Kent.
# Court of Appeal
Evidence missing in trial of woman convicted for human trafficking, court told
Alicia Edosa and her co-accused Edith Enoghaghase were jailed following a six-week trial last year.
# Court
Woman welcomes Court of Appeal decision not to reduce rapist father’s 18-year jail term
The former member of the Defence Forces had pleaded guilty to numerous counts of rape, indecent assault and sexual assault.
# ana kriegel
Boy B subjected to 'manipulation and pressure' during garda interviews, court hears
Boy B and his co-accused Boy A were found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury in June 2019 of murdering Ana Kriegel.
# Courts
Graham Dwyer's appeal against murder conviction could be heard in autumn
Dwyer claims that data gathered from his phone should not have been used at his trial.
# Court of Appeal
Aaron Brady trial transcripts to be removed from Facebook by “close of day”, court hears
The Director of Public Prosecutions raised concerns that the court transcripts had been posted online by Brady’s father.
# ana kriegel
Date set for Boy B’s bid to introduce fresh evidence in appeal against Ana Kriegel murder conviction
Boy A and Boy B were both found guilty by unanimous verdicts of murdering Ana Kriegel in June 2019.
# Courts
Human rights of Irish sex offender will be breached if he is extradited to US, court told
Martin Jude Wall was arrested in Ireland in December 2020 after the State of Georgia issued a warrant for his arrest.
# Courts
Court of Appeal rules in favour of journalist who had phone seized by gardaí in 2018
The three judge court quashed the warrant that allowed the gardaí to search Emmett Corcoran’s home.
# Courts
Two men who raped a woman at a party lose appeals against convictions
The men were found guilty by a jury following a trial at the Central Criminal Court in 2019 and jailed for seven years each.
# Courts
Pub bouncer who left employer to die on toilet floor after violent robbery has sentence reduced
Marian Lingurar Jnr was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment for the manslaughter of John Kenny (56) in 2019.
# court of justice
EU court rules in favour of Graham Dwyer in privacy case, paving way for murder conviction appeal
Dwyer claims that data gathered from his phone should not have been used at his trial.
# Courts
Joyrider who killed three people while making Snapchat videos claims nine-year jail term 'too severe’
Keith Lennon (23) was filming himself driving at 225kmh when he crashed into another car on 29 February 2020.
# Courts
Serial burglar who swung punches at homeowner fails in bid to have jail term cut
Daniel Leonard was jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to theft, assault and burglary at a residence in Dundalk.
# Asylum
Congolese woman's plea to remain in Ireland fails after court challenge
The woman claims that if transferred, she would be subject to inhuman and degrading treatment.
# Courts
Man who tried to bludgeon sleeping wife to death with hammer loses bid to have jail term cut
A jury found him guilty following a trial at the Central Criminal Court in April 2014.
# Courts
Judge erred by failing to jail man over 'one-punch attack' that left victim in coma, State argues
Stephen Duffy had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing serious harm.
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# Court
Dried cactus extract containing mescaline ‘not covered by drugs legislation’, court told
The State had claimed the powder Alexander Rojas Rey (44) was caught with had contained mescaline and he was charged with two drugs offences.