# Court of Appeal

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# Courts
Child abuser Bill Kenneally has launched an appeal against his 14-year jail sentence
His lawyers are claiming the judge was “vengeful” and placed too much emphasis on victims.
# Court
David Mahon loses appeal against seven year sentence for killing of stepson Dean Fitzpatrick
David Mahon had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dean Fitzpatrick.
# Court of Appeal
State scientists were 'trying to do down' serial killer Nash, appeals court told
Nash was found guilty in 2015 of murdering the two women.
# long-running battle
Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed
The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.
# Court of Appeal
Woman who murdered man by driving car into Arklow harbour loses appeal
30-year-old Marta Herda knew her passenger could not swim.
# Court of Appeal
Man who broke into estranged partner's home and made threat to kill has jail term cut
Martin Stokes (37) had pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, false imprisonment and assault.
# Court of Appeal
Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student
A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.
# Wicklow
82-year-old man jailed for abusing girl has 18-month sentence cut on appeal
The Wicklow man was originally handed a two-year sentence with the final six months suspended.
# Court
Two former bankers involved in Anglo Irish Bank defraud scheme lose court appeal
The Court of Appeal upheld the convictions of two former bankers jailed for conspiracy to defraud the public Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.
# Court of Appeal
Northern Ireland court overturns ruling that abortion laws are in breach of human rights law
The court also ruled that the final say on abortion laws should rest with Stormont and the national legislature.
# Laois
Court upholds 13-year jail term for man who raped woman four times
The man invited the woman to his house on the pretext of helping him with some painting.
# Court of Appeal
Courtney Lawes confident and ready after staking strong Test claim in Wellington
The English lock did his chances of facing the All Blacks no harm today against the Hurricanes.
# honeymoon is over
The honeymoon's over: Leo's facing loads of challenges on his first working week on the job
It’s his first proper week as Taoiseach and he’s already facing his first scandal.
# Attorney General
Máire Whelan officially appointed to the Court of Appeal
President Higgins made the appointment official at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?
The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.
# Cabinet row
Attorney General controversy: Shane Ross calls for review of Whelan appointment
Máire Whelan is being appointed to the Court of Appeal – but she never applied for the role.
# Attorney General
Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.
# Court Out
'It stinks' - Criticism of decision to give Attorney General a job she didn't apply for
“This is not something that can just be gotten over with a casual ‘ah sure, we’ll do better next time’.”
# Attorney General
Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal
The vacancy arose following the retirement of Justice Garrett Sheehan in March.
# Courts
'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence
Ciaran Nally was jailed for three years for possession of cocaine for sale or supply in Drogheda in April 2015.
# Courts
Man's sentence for abusing daughter and other young girls reduced on appeal
The 47-year-old man’s consecutive sentences have been reduced from nine years to seven.
# Cork
Man who poured boiling water over pregnant girlfriend has prison sentence doubled while appealing
The 25-year-old added sugar to the water to increase its boiling point.
# Court of Appeal
Teenager, whose dangerous driving left woman with injuries for life, avoids jail for second time
The Court of Appeals has said it “would not be in the public interest” to send 19-year-old Eric Ryan to prison eight months after his initial sentencing.
# World War II
Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned
The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.
# Aurimas Andruska
Mother and child killer's life sentence appeal dismissed
Aurimas Andruska’s appeal was dismissed on all grounds today.
# Courts
Court of Appeal dismisses 'Slab' Murphy's appeal against tax conviction
Murphy was sentenced to 18 months in prison last February.
# Court of Appeal
Ex-fireman who had sex with Transition Year pupil has sentence cut to two years
58-year-old Ron Tulie carried on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl after giving a fire safety course at her school.
# seeking relief
Man charged with urinating in public granted leave to appeal constitutionality of decision
Tezaur Bita is alleged to have parked his car on the Old Nangor Road in the early hours of 27 August 2015 and relieved himself in bushes.
# Court of Appeal
Drunk driver jailed for death of boy was sentenced “as an example” argues lawyers
Judge Keenan Johnson sentenced Finbarr O’Rourke to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment at Portlaoise Circuit Criminal Court on November 3, 2015.
# Barry White
High Court rules to allow former judge to 'earn his crust' as a barrister
White had been prevented from doing by a Bar Council rule that restricts the type of work former judges can perform.
# donna hutch
Niece of Gerry Hutch will not face extra jail time despite "astronomical" number of convictions
Donna Hutch was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in June 2015 for attempting to stab a Garda with a syringe.
# getting to school
After yet another challenge, it's been decided Bus Éireann will stay on the school run
The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that allows the semi-state to operate the service.
# Courts
1,400 drink-driving prosecutions can go ahead as ruling over breath tests 'as Gaeilge' is overturned
The Court of Appeal quashed the District court ruling today.
# sentencing problems
Man with 423 convictions has sentence for robbery reduced
Anthony O’Sullivan has had his sentence reduced from five to four years at the Court of Appeal.
# Court of Appeal
Wayne Dundon lawyers say notorious criminal 'entitled to justice'
John and Wayne Dundon open appeals against their convictions this week in the Court of Appeal.
# Court of Appeal
Two former Anglo officials have had their convictions quashed
Tiarnan O’Mahoney (56) and Bernard Daly (67) were handed prison sentences last year.
# filthy conditions
Couple sentenced over "shocking" death by neglect of Wexford woman have convictions quashed
Evelyn Joel’s daughter and her partner were charged with manslaughter and convicted of unlawful killing by neglect.
# Court of Appeal
European court intervenes to stop alleged Islamic State recruiter being deported
The European Court of Human Rights made a dramatic intervention in proceedings this evening.
# Court of Appeal
82-year-old to stand trial for alleged abuse on young men almost 50 years ago
The Court of Appeal unanimously declared he should stand trial.
# court appeal
Psychiatric nurse has conviction for stabbing three people overturned
He had pleaded not guilty in court.