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# Court of Appeal

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Court of Appeal reduces €124,000 award made to man knocked off his bike by a bus
In its judgement today, the three-judge court agreed that the award should be cut.
Court dismisses former FAI chief John Delaney's appeal over CEA's access to seized documents
The former FAI chief had claimed that the documents were covered by Legal Professional Privilege.
Court dismisses former FAI chief John Delaney's appeal over CEA's access to seized documents
The former FAI chief had claimed that the documents were covered by Legal Professional Privilege.
This year
Kerry pimp who raped and intimidated sex worker fails in bid to overturn his conviction
Emmet O’Connor (30) was jailed for 11 years for twice raping a sex worker and sending her graphic messages to prevent her from giving evidence.
Man who threatened to kill homeowner during aggravated burglary has jail time almost doubled
It seemed to the court an “inescapable conclusion” that five years was “unduly lenient”.
Jonathan Dowdall loses appeal against severity of his four-year prison sentence
The court dismissed the former Sinn Féin councillor’s bid to have his jail time reduced.
Man who repeatedly punched and kicked his pregnant partner has sentence doubled
Jason Doyle had received a two-year sentence but with the final 15 months suspended.
Decision not to prosecute soldier who killed 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty overturned
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood welcomed the ruling made by the Court of Appeal.
UK government to seek appeal after judges declare Rwanda asylum policy unlawful
The Court of Appeal’s decision was announced this morning.
Man who assaulted girl is jailed after appeal of his fully suspended sentence
The man (33) cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the victim.
Dowdall was 'duped', put in 'firing line' for Regency attack, his lawyers tell Court of Appeal
Jonathan Dowdall is appealing his four-year sentence for facilitating the murder of David Byrne.
Man who coerced 12-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him loses appeal against sentence
Ms Justice Kennedy said that a headline sentence of seven years was within the margins of judge’s discretion.
Waterford convicted murderer launches appeal claiming he was drunk during garda interviews
Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 of the murder of John Lowe.
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 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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lisa Smith's offending was at 'lowest level' and sentence was 'excessive', lawyers tell court
The Court of Appeal reserved judgment.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.