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R v Liam O'Reilly and Sean Joseph Montgomery
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.
R v Stephen Matthew Shaw and Thomas Samuel Houston
Petrol bomb - thrown into occupied house at night - guidelines on sentencing.
R v Hugh David Cecil McCollum Payne, James McCullough and Thomas Aiken
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.
R v Peter Cunningham and Patrick Sean Devenney
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.
R v Samuel Joseph Ferguson
Armed robbery with violence - use of firearm or imitation firearm - elderly couple in own home - guideline sentences.
R v Gault
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.
R v John McDonald, Trevor Thomas Taggart and Alexander Farquhar
Sentencing - Rape - Guidelines Appropriate starting point in contested cases - Aggravating and mitigating circumstances - Whether sentences excessive.
R v James Francis O'Reilly
Explosive substances - possession with intent - accused an active participant in transport of explosives - whether mere possession amounted to possession with intent.
R v Gregory Faye
Theft - conspiracy to defraud Inland Revenue - sub-contractor's tax exemption vouchers - plea of guilty - application of "clang of prison gates" principle.
R v Declan Crossan
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.
R v Samuel Walker and Gerard Thomas McColgan
Fraudulent sale of certificates - deterrent custodial sentences.
R v Patrick Joseph O'Neill
Armed robbery - disparity of sentence - co-accused treated leniently - whether ground for reducing accused's sentence - observations on sentencing.