Sentencing Guidelines - Offences
Unduly lenient sentencing - wounding with intent - "glassing".
Making property available for terrorism - house made available for use as hide for explosives - knowledge of use made of house - whether 5 years imprisonment manifestly excessive.
Sentencing - Infliction of grievous bodily harm on six week old child - Guidelines on range of sentence to be imposed - Whether sentence of 4 years manifestly excessive - Offences against The Person Act 1861, 18, 20.
Possession of explosives and firearm with intent - appellants convicted of possession of a drogue bomb and automatic rifle with intent to endanger life - sentenced to 18 years imprisonment - whether sentence excessive - whether trial judge took irrelevant matters into consideration.
Rape of woman in own home - aggravating factors - whether sentence of 12 years excessive.
Sentencing - Rape- 5 years' imprisonment - victim aged 6 and half years - Whether sentence unduly lenient - Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c33), s36.
Sentencing - Incest - Aggravating factors - 9 years' imprisonment - whether sentence excessive - Punishment of Incest Act 1908 (c45).
Possession of explosive substance - 10 years imprisonment - whether excessive - weight to be given to plea that accused acted under pressure - court misinformed as to maximum sentence for an offence.
R v Philip Blaney, Brian Gerard Duffy, Robert Anthony Finlay, Francis Paul Green, Kevin Michael McShane, Mark Emmanuel McVicker, Sean Liam O'Neill, Patrick Pearse Voyle and Anthony McVarnock
Making of petrol bombs, hi-jacking and arson of vehicles - sentences of detention and imprisonment - appellant's previous clear records - whether sentences excessive.
Petrol bomb - thrown into occupied house at night - guidelines on sentencing.
Duress - accused a member of a sinister group with criminal objectives and coercive methods - whether Crown must prove accused an active member of group - possession of firearms with intent - sentences of 19 and 14 years - whether excessive.
Conspiracy to murder - possession of firearms with intent - 20 and 18 years imprisonment - whether excessive - whether trial judge gave sufficient weight to accused's submissions - whether penalised for "not guilty" plea - observations on approach to sentencing for terrorist crimes.
Armed robbery with violence - use of firearm or imitation firearm - elderly couple in own home - guideline sentences.
Obtaining property by deception - deception in course of employment - application of guideline on sentencing in cases of breach of trust by employees and professional persons - whether sentence excessive.
Sentencing - Rape - Guidelines Appropriate starting point in contested cases - Aggravating and mitigating circumstances - Whether sentences excessive.
Explosive substances - possession with intent - accused an active participant in transport of explosives - whether mere possession amounted to possession with intent.
Theft - conspiracy to defraud Inland Revenue - sub-contractor's tax exemption vouchers - plea of guilty - application of "clang of prison gates" principle.
Conspiracy - attempted murder - appellant found guilty of both offences - longer sentence imposed in respect of conspiracy - observations on sentencing - membership of proscribed organised - maximum sentence imposed - whether appropriate.
Fraudulent sale of certificates - deterrent custodial sentences.
Armed robbery - disparity of sentence - co-accused treated leniently - whether ground for reducing accused's sentence - observations on sentencing.