Sentencing Guidelines - Offences
Sentencing - Incest - Aggravating factors - 9 years' imprisonment - whether sentence excessive - Punishment of Incest Act 1908 (c45).
Sentencing - Rape- 5 years' imprisonment - victim aged 6 and half years - Whether sentence unduly lenient - Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c33), s36.
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.