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# suspended sentences

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Use of suspended sentences for sexual offences decreased over last decade
White-collar crimes and child offenders were given particular consideration in a new report from the Law Reform Commission.
The use of suspended sentences by Irish courts is up for debate
The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on their use.
Sentencing of inmate who assaulted three prison officers suspended over Section 99 problems
The case will not be heard until a recent High Court decision on activation of suspended sentences has been clarified.
Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists
It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.
Irish law around suspended sentences ruled unconstitutional
It means emergency legislation will likely be required.