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# Sentencing

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# Fire Service
‘Accountability and lessons need to be learnt from the deaths of Bray fire men’
The IFESA, local Wicklow councillors and family of the deceased firemen are asking for a full fire service to be rolled out.
# Sentencing
Judge urged to sentence Delhi gang rapists to death
The judge is hearing arguments in a fast-track court as he considers how to punish the men who were found guilty of “cold-blooded murder”.
# India
Four men convicted in India gang rape case
The four may, who now face the possibility of hanging, are expected to be sentenced tomorrow.
Column: I saw the pain and terror 'Whitey' Bulger created – he was no Robin Hood
Growing up just a few miles down the road from the Boston neighbourhood where gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger reigned, I saw through the lies that he protected residents from drugs and violence, writes Larry Donnelly.
# Execution
Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US
The 52-year-old was already serving life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend when he bludgeoned a fellow prisoner to death in 1990.
# Sentencing
36 per cent of prisoners in Irish jails serving at least five years
Just 17 women out of a total of 966 people, are serving sentences of more than seven years, mostly at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.
# Homicide
Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws
Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.
# Rape
Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’
A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.
# Sentencing
One in five burglars gets five years or more in jail
A new report from the Irish Sentencing Information System says tiger kidnappers attract the highest burglary sentences.
# Las Vegas
OJ Simpson in a last-ditch effort to get new trial
Simpson is serving nine to 33 years in prison for his 2008 conviction in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.
# Murder
Accused in Tia Sharp murder sentenced to 38 years in prison
Stuart Hazell unexpectedly changed his plea to guilty yesterday, admitting to killing the 12-year-old before stuffing her body in an attic.
# Punishment
Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis
Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.
# Courts
Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing
The ISIS report examined the outcomes in 42 cases of manslaughter between 2007 and 2012.
# Life Sentence
UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing
Evidence presented to the court suggests that she had been tied up and raped before being murdered.
Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing
The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.
# Sentencing
Analysis: Average sentence for rape is 5 - 7 years
A number of cases involved life sentences, while some saw sentences of two years or less.
# Courts
Public to be given more info on sentencing in Irish courts
The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) committee said that it has begun three new initiatives to make more information available.
# abuse victim
Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling
The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.
# Fiona Doyle
Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse
A “vindicated” Fiona Doyle will appear on RTE’s Late Late show this evening to speak about her case.
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Fiona Doyle
Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case
Patrick O’Brien, who was convicted of raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, had his bail revoked in court today.
# Sentencing
RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has called for renewed urgency in reforming sentencing and bail practices following this week’s controversial sentencing at a Dublin court.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults?
A Labour TD has called for action after a controversial sentencing in Dublin yesterday. So do you think there should be a review of statutory sentencing?
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Racism
Integration Centre calls for legislation on hate crimes as racism figures rise
They also want to see the introduction of racism as an aggravating factor in sentencing.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# quinn versus anglo
Seán Quinn escapes jail – for now – after being found guilty of contempt
The former billionaire was ordered to stop moving assets out of the reach of the bank formerly known as Anglo.
Column: Child abuse is a serious crime. It deserves a serious punishment.
In Ireland, sentences for child abuse-related crimes are far lower than elsewhere, writes Lisa Collins. So what does this say about our society?
# Drugs
Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group
The Law Reform Commission also says that sentencing for drug and firearm offences should be reviewed.
Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says
Our prisons are bursting, and yet we continue to lock more people up. To keep communities safe we need a serious rethink, writes Liam Herrick.
# Prisons
Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service
New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.
# War Crimes
Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes
Momcilo Perisic, a former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army, has been jailed for 27 years for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovinia and Croatia in the 1990s.
# Smuggling
Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day
Dublin District Court judge sends smuggler down for six months after he’s caught with nearly 10,000 illegal cigarettes.