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# Sentencing
Director who stole €116,000 from Hep C support group says she has 'nothing to show for it'
Bernadette Warnock has been given the chance to raise compensation – but she still may face jail.
# Special Criminal Court
Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence
The high-profile republican was convicted of various tax offences at the Special Criminal Court last December.
# albert woodfox
US prisoner freed after 43 years in solitary confinement
Human rights organisations had condemned the sentencing of Albert Woodfox.
# Crime
Thieves target pharmacies for all their cosmetic and fake tan needs
A survey showed that three out of four pharmacies have experienced some form of crime.
# terrifying messages
Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas
The 40-year-old sent the woman threatening text messages and said he would contact her family.
# Bail
Oscar Pistorius granted bail and will appeal murder conviction
His case has been postponed until April 2016.
# re-sentencing
Man behind worst car crash in history of State to spend four years in jail
Shaun Kelly has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final four suspended.
# Slavery
Doctor and his wife who kept man as a slave jailed for 12 years
They called the man a “parasite” and made him be their “house boy”.
# Courts
Limerick man sentenced to 12 and a half years for brutal, repeated rape of woman in her home
Alan Hanley received concurrent sentences for three counts of rape, a more serious attack than which would be ‘hard to envisage’ according to judge Deirdre Murphy.
# Carlow
78-year-old man pleads guilty to raping niece and grandniece
The man claimed his grandniece asked him to pay her for sex.
# Sexual Assault
Man faces maximum of 10 years in prison after sexually assaulting woman at party
Andrew Durran is due to be sentenced next month.
# Alexander Pacteau
Karen Buckley's killer sentenced to minimum of 23 years in prison for her murder
Her parents said: “Today’s life sentence will not bring our beautiful Karen back.”
# Alexander Pacteau
Karen Buckley killer's sentencing to be broadcast live on TV
Sky News will show the hearing.
# Dublin
Man to face jail after being caught with "Aladdin's cave" of drugs, ammo and Garda uniforms
A customs officer carrying out a random spot check at a storage facility in Dublin almost two years ago smelled cannabis.
In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison
Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.
# Graham Dwyer trial
Graham Dwyer likely to lodge appeal against conviction
There were numerous legal arguments that Dwyer’s legal team could argue are grounds for appeal.
# Court
Graham Dwyer to be sentenced to life in prison in court today
Last month, Dwyer closed his eyes and shook his head when the guilty verdict was delivered.
# lifer
How long will Graham Dwyer be in prison for?
In murder trials in Ireland, there is an automatic life sentence applied on a guilty finding.
# Jailed
TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys
Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.
# fraudsters
Seven people sentenced in £1.5m mortgage fraud case
A business man, members of his family and his solicitor were all involved in the scam.
# South Africa
Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing
The next step is to file papers in court
# culpable homicide
Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5 years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The 27-year-old athlete was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.
# ruled out
Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016
Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.
# Sentencing
10 years in jail or house arrest? Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today for killing his girlfriend
Correctional services have denied reports that they were already preparing a cell for Pistorius in a high-security section of Pretoria Central Prison.
# Sentencing
Reeva Steenkamp's family rejected "blood money" from Pistorius
His sentencing hearing heard today that he offered the family $34,000.
# culpable homicide
Here's how long Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence could be
The former Olympian’s sentence could technically be left off with a fine and suspended sentence.
# Courts
Anthony Lyons to spend 18 months in prison
Lyons had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in Dublin in 2010.
# Abuse
More people who say they were abused by Rolf Harris have come forward
Rolf Harris is due to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault.
# I'm sorry
Niall Collins admits that asking a judge not to jail a drug dealer was 'a mistake'
Meanwhile, his party leader Micheál Martin says that the Limerick TD’s position IS tenable.
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?
# Sentencing
Max Clifford to be told today if he's going to jail over sexual assaults
The PR guru was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.
# Anglo Trial
Anglo pair in court to face sentencing for illegal loan scheme
Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan will find out today if they are to face a jail term.
# Anglo Trial
Anglo pair could each face five years in prison for each offence
The charges carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to €30,000 per offence.
# Diane ward
Sentencing deferred in case of Cork mother who smothered son
Diane Ward attempted to take her own life the night she smothered her 8-year-old son Anthony with a pillow.
# Life Sentence
Groups say 'justice was delivered' in Athlone rape case ruling
The Rape Crisis Centre say that the children received support ‘immediately’ and so ‘recovery is now possible’.
# Sentencing
France scrum-half Morgan Parra to learn Six Nations fate tomorrow
The Clermont number nine attended a disciplinary hearing in Paris this morning.
Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?
Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.
# India
India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death
The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died this day last year, nearly two weeks after being attacked by a gang of men on a moving bus in Dehli.
# Fraud
Thomas Byrne to be sentenced this afternoon
The 47-year-old was found guilty in the State’s biggest fraud trial last month.
# Northern Ireland
Man sentenced to seven years for attacking police officer with knife
Speaking today after an earlier court hearing, the injured officer said, “I believe this was a fair sentence for fairly nasty and serious offences.”