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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Court Of Criminal Appeal

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Court increases 'unduly lenient' jail term for farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter in 2017
Kerry farmer Michael Ferris has had his sentencing increased from five years to nine in the Court of Criminal Appeal.
Kildare man's privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat
The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.
Anthony Lyons to spend 18 months in prison
Lyons had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in Dublin in 2010.
Opinion: Would stricter guidelines for trial judges encourage more consistent sentencing?
The current Anthony Lyons case has highlighted the problem of uniformity regarding criminal sanctions. Is there a way to improve consistency and fairness of sentencing?
Six-month sentence for Anthony Lyons over sex assault appealed today
The sentence was already found to be unjustly lenient but the appeal has had to be re-heard.
Extra court sittings to tackle seriously ill judge's backlog
The Chief Justice said the judge will “probably require a lengthy period of convalescence following on his illness”.
Appeal court finds Anthony Lyons sentence too lenient
The aviation broker had five-and-a-half years of a six year sentence suspended last year after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman.
Courts to hold extra September sittings to work through backlog
The Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal will join the High Court in holding extra sittings to clear a backlog.
Alan Shatter and The Supremes: New judges to deal with courts backlog
The government has approved the appointment of two extra judges to the Supreme Court to deal with the current backlogs, some as long as four years.
Dissident republican McKevitt loses appeal over conviction on Real IRA membership
Michael McKevitt fails in a bid to have his conviction overturned because of evidence obtained under an unconstitutional warrant.
Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing
The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
Joe O'Reilly granted free legal aid to appeal case again
He was granted free legal aid to take a miscarriage of justice case by the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.
Courts disrupted by Dublin floods
All jury trials are not going ahead today while there is disruption to District Court cases, among others.