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#Sentencing

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36 per cent of prisoners in Irish jails serving at least five years
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

36 per cent of prisoners in Irish jails serving at least five years

Jul 13th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,112 Views 14 Comments

Just 17 women out of a total of 966 people, are serving sentences of more than seven years, mostly at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws
# Homicide
# Homicide

Families of murder victims unhappy with sentencing and bail laws

Jun 18th 2013, 2:24 PM 4,134 Views 11 Comments

Support group AdVic has called for a number of reforms, including minimum sentences for homicide.

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’
# Rape
# Rape

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

Jun 10th 2013, 10:52 AM 20,364 Views 104 Comments

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

One in five burglars gets five years or more in jail
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

One in five burglars gets five years or more in jail

May 20th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,721 Views 37 Comments

A new report from the Irish Sentencing Information System says tiger kidnappers attract the highest burglary sentences.

OJ Simpson in a last-ditch effort to get new trial
# Las Vegas
# Las Vegas

OJ Simpson in a last-ditch effort to get new trial

May 16th 2013, 8:10 PM 16,430 Views 62 Comments

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.

Accused in Tia Sharp murder sentenced to 38 years in prison
# Murder
# Murder

Accused in Tia Sharp murder sentenced to 38 years in prison

May 14th 2013, 11:44 AM 7,915 Views 23 Comments

Stuart Hazell unexpectedly changed his plea to guilty yesterday, admitting to killing the 12-year-old before stuffing her body in an attic.

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis
# Punishment
# Punishment

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

Apr 9th 2013, 10:07 AM 14,557 Views 55 Comments

Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.

Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing
# Courts
# Courts

Report looks at 'individualised and discretionary nature' of Irish sentencing

Mar 19th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,277 Views 13 Comments

The ISIS report examined the outcomes in 42 cases of manslaughter between 2007 and 2012.

UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing
# Life Sentence
# Life Sentence

UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing

Feb 25th 2013, 12:22 PM 7,795 Views 18 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing

Jan 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 255 Views 48 Comments

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.

Analysis: Average sentence for rape is 5 - 7 years
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Analysis: Average sentence for rape is 5 - 7 years

Jan 28th 2013, 1:40 PM 10,879 Views 56 Comments

A number of cases involved life sentences, while some saw sentences of two years or less.

Public to be given more info on sentencing in Irish courts
# Courts
# Courts

Public to be given more info on sentencing in Irish courts

Jan 28th 2013, 10:44 AM 3,680 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) committee said that it has begun three new initiatives to make more information available.

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling
# Abuse Victim
# Abuse Victim

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling

Jan 26th 2013, 2:24 PM 13,210 Views 21 Comments

The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse
# Fiona Doyle
# Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse

Jan 25th 2013, 10:13 AM 10,688 Views 46 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing

Jan 24th 2013, 9:15 PM 78 Views 30 Comments

The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added photos of unsuspecting commuters

Jan 24th 2013, 7:58 PM 12,236 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case
# Fiona Doyle
# Fiona Doyle

Shatter "understands people were disturbed" by details in rape case

Jan 24th 2013, 12:45 PM 16,604 Views 76 Comments

Patrick O’Brien, who was convicted of raping his daughter Fiona Doyle, had his bail revoked in court today.

RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape

Jan 23rd 2013, 10:07 AM 3,663 Views 38 Comments

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.

Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults?

Jan 22nd 2013, 10:11 AM 8,570 Views 105 Comments

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?

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tips on building a rainbow igloo

Jan 21st 2013, 7:59 PM 6,313 Views 5 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Integration Centre calls for legislation on hate crimes as racism figures rise
# Racism
# Racism

Integration Centre calls for legislation on hate crimes as racism figures rise

Jan 10th 2013, 12:32 PM 3,614 Views 27 Comments

They also want to see the introduction of racism as an aggravating factor in sentencing.

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

Oct 18th 2012, 8:03 PM 11,766 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Seán Quinn escapes jail – for now – after being found guilty of contempt
# Quinn Versus Anglo
# Quinn Versus Anglo

Seán Quinn escapes jail – for now – after being found guilty of contempt

Jun 29th 2012, 3:12 PM 11,667 Views 89 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Child abuse is a serious crime. It deserves a serious punishment.

Mar 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,519 Views 36 Comments

In Ireland, sentences for child abuse-related crimes are far lower than elsewhere, writes Lisa Collins. So what does this say about our society?

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group
# Drugs
# Drugs

Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group

Jan 19th 2012, 9:47 AM 1,252 Views 27 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says

Dec 12th 2011, 7:30 AM 138 Views 54 Comments

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.

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service
# Prisons
# Prisons

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

Oct 2nd 2011, 4:03 PM 376 Views 10 Comments

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes

Sep 6th 2011, 11:59 AM 231 Views 0 Comments

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.

Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Man caught with illegal cigarettes, charged and jailed in one day

May 12th 2011, 6:14 PM 2,780 Views 0 Comments

Dublin District Court judge sends smuggler down for six months after he’s caught with nearly 10,000 illegal cigarettes.