Ruaidhrí Giblin

Ruaidhrí Giblin

Mandatory sentencing: A question of judgment

Mandatory sentencing: A question of judgment

Two decades after its introduction, debate continues about whether the ten-year minimum term for drugs offences is an effective deterrent or a blunt instrument

Jury still out on link between birth trauma and autism

Jury still out on link between birth trauma and autism

The €7.25 million out-of-court settlement in the ‘test case’ of a 13-year-old autistic boy meant no legal determination was made on the issue

A brutal betrayal of innocence: The Ana Kriégel murder trial

A brutal betrayal of innocence: The Ana Kriégel murder trial

As Ana Kriégel’s parents remembered their daughter, her killers were detained to await sentencing. The judge who will decide on their future faces an unenviable task