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# Capital Punishment

Last year
Stade Francais hammer 'shameful' Racing in Top 14 Paris derby
‘I don’t think we can do worse than that,’ said Racing’s Juan Imhoff.
Singapore executes disabled Malaysian man over drugs conviction
Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam had been on death row for more than a decade after being convicted of trafficking 1.5oz of heroin into the city state.
Texas' oldest death row inmate, in solitary confinement for 20 years, is executed by lethal injection
Carl Buntion (78) shot and killed a police officer in 1990.
All time
Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty
The state had previously had the second highest number of executions in the US.
Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades
Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman in order to steal her foetus in 2004.
Missouri executes man whose last words were to maintain his innocence
Walter Barton was convicted of murder at a fifth trial in 2006 but maintained his innocence.
Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death
The court ruled that the former employee of the facility deserved no leniency.
Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast
Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.
The US government is to start executions again and five murderers have already been given deathdays
The executions will be carried out by a single lethal injection.
Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq
The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.
US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle
Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.
A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time
Tommy Arthur was first sentenced to death back in 1983 for a murder he denies committing.
Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert
The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.
Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death
The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.
Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days
The US state wants to do it before its access to an execution drug is stopped.
'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue
Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it
Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.
Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State
Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.
It's through: Dublin City Council budget passes after filling €15 million shortfall
Commercial rates and social housing costs rise as parties call for a meeting with Minister Simon Coveney.
The average asking price for a house in Dublin city is now €314,311
And prices are rising across the country.
'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State
William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.
The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill
He says citizens must learn to fear the law.
The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.
Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second
Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.
An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death
Babak Zanjani denied charges of money laundering.
Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate
Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.
72-year-old man on death row in the US to be executed tomorrow
Brandon Jones has been imprisoned for murder since 1979. He has declined to request a final meal.
Triple child killer who murdered his daughter in petrol-filled house fire is executed
Raphael Holiday killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two half-sisters in Texas.
Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user
Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.
"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed
Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.
Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims
The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.
Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?
Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.
Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting
Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.
Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads
However, it has yet to be signed into law.
Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king
King Salman took office on 23 January.
Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court
Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”
Businesses want to make Dublin city safer - here's how
Better policing, an outreach team and tackling repeat offenders, mostly.
Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly
They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.
A history of capital punishment: 50 years since last hanging took place in the UK
The final executions – two men in separate gallows at 8am on 13 August 1964.
News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy
The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.