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# worcester
Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman
Alex Hepburn, 24, was jailed for five years in April last year for the attack.
# Court of Appeal
Louth woman receives additional 18 months for dangerous driving causing death of a pedestrian
The DPP had appealed the ‘undue leniency’ of Eimear White’s sentence.
# Eamon Ronald Harrison
Northern Irish man loses latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition to UK
Eamon Ronald Harrison is wanted by Essex police to face 39 counts of manslaughter.
# Court of Appeal
Court overturns Dublin man's conviction for rape of his heavily-pregnant partner
The man was found guilty of two counts of rape following a three-week trial in 2017.
# Courts
Court of Appeal upholds gang's convictions for 2005 tiger kidnapping
The court said that it was not persuaded of the merit of any of the grounds of appeal advanced by the gang.
# Court of Appeal
Boy B given April date to appeal conviction for murdering Ana Kriegel
The 15-year-old was sentenced to a term of 15 years.
# Court of Appeal
Martin 'the Viper' Foley loses court appeal over €738,000 tax bill
The Criminal Assets Bureau welcomed today’s judgement.
# Cardiff
World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.
# Court of Appeal
'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned
Last May’s High Court decision caused controversy and massive uncertainty.
# Court of Appeal
Man convicted of Tinder sexual assault appeals his five-year sentence
Paul Flaherty (30) was found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court last December.
# Court of Appeal
Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands
Citizenship ceremonies previously scheduled for September and December 2019 have been “postponed pending further notice”
# Frank Clarke
Ireland’s top judge warns new judicial bill has to be ‘robust’
Chief Justice Frank Clarke said that while he wants to see the Judicial Council established by the end of the year, there should also be no shortcuts.
# Court of Appeal
October appeal date set in case of citizenship being denied if applicant has spent day outside Ireland
Last week’s surprise High Court ruling was branded by “absurd” by experts with the Justice Minister promising “urgent action”.
# Glenanne Gang
Glenanne gang: Court orders independent investigation into alleged collusion
Families of victims have welcomed the news.
# Courts
Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases
The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.
# Supreme Court
Supreme Court rejects appeal against Alan Shatter's successful challenge to Guerin report
The Guerin report looked into the handling of Shatter of claims made by Maurice McCabe.
# Tipperary
Woman who made landlords’ lives 'utter misery' has five-year sentence reduced
Rosemary Jones was previously given a two-year sentence for forgery and a consecutive three-year sentence for criminal damage.
# perverse verdict
Appeal court 'compelled' to quash jury's guilty verdict in fatal crash case
The trial judge had told the jury it no option but to accept the defence of not guilty by reason of insanity.
# Court of Appeal
Man diagnosed with schizophrenia 12 years after murdering infant son has conviction quashed
Yusuf Ali Abdi stood trial in 2003 for the murder of his son, Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali.
# Court of Appeal
Man jailed following appeal over 'unduly lenient' suspended sentence for attack on ex-partner
Matthew Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his ex-partner on 17 November 2017.
# Court of Appeal
Leaving Cert students expelled for posting video online of classmate snorting white powder
The two students have appealed that decision to the Department of Education.
# Courts
Ex-Anglo banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney seeking legal costs for original trial
O’Mahoney successfully appealed his original conviction in March 2016.
# Offaly
Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence
The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaí.
# Courts
Court of Appeal rejects application by Brian Rattigan to have drug dealing conviction quashed
The 37 year-old is the first person to be found guilty of charges connected to drug dealing while in prison.
# Court of Appeal
Man (81) who regularly abused daughter and granddaughter has sentence cut on appeal
The man sexually assaulted his granddaughter between 1997 and 2001.
# Court of Appeal
Teacher who allegedly called student a 'little b***h' wins appeal to challenge dealing of complaint
The High Court ruled Pierce Dillion was not entitled to a judicial review against Catholic University School in 2016.
# Dismissed
Challenge to abortion referendum result dismissed by Court of Appeal
The judge said that the challenge was on such flimsy and slender grounds that it amounted to “a frustration of the democratic process in relation to referendums”
# Court of Appeal
Kerry man (26) who broke into 73-year-old woman’s home and raped her twice loses appeal
Mr Justice John Hedigan described the offence as “one of the most serious cases of rape”.
# mark nash
Grangegorman murders: Serial killer's appeal against his conviction is rejected
Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women, whose mutilated bodies were found in sheltered accommodation in Grangegorman 21 years ago.
# Court of Appeal
Court of Appeal upholds decision to allow State to deport man with alleged Islamic terrorism links
The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies consulting with extremist leaders outside Ireland.
# unduly lenient
Court of Appeal increases burglar's three month sentence to two-and-a-half years
It found his original term to be too lenient.
# Courts
Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient
The man collapsed and died as he was about to confront the two intruders in his home.
# Court of Appeal
Man who spent year in prison for crime he didn't commit has violent disorder conviction quashed
28-year-old Declan Tynan is now likely to apply for a certificate of miscarriage of justice from the courts.
# Liverpool
Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment
Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.
# Courts
Cork pensioner who persistently raped teenage step-daughter appeals 12-year sentence
The man pleaded guilty to 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse.
# an innocent man
Dublin man to have conviction quashed after spending 11 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit
Declan Tynan (28) was released on bail last October after another 30-year-old man admitted to being responsible for the violent disorder charge Tynan had been jailed for.
# Court of Appeal
Letters in which man bragged about involvement in murder 'not reliable to convict him' court told
Daniel McDonnell of Brookview Lawns in Tallaght had pleaded not guilty to the murder
# appeal
'Devastating and demoralising': Marital rape survivor criticises judgment reducing man's sentence
The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said she was shocked at the reduction of the sentence.
# Court of Appeal
Appeals court overturns its decision to allow Ian Bailey a retrial of his action against the State
Bailey had taken a High Court case against the gardaí and the State in November 2014 which he lost.
# fatal burglary
Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'
Two cousins jailed over a ‘fatal burglary’ will have served their sentences by the time new jail terms are handed down.