DPP v Eadon

CourtSupreme Court
Docket NumberSupreme Court Record No: 131/2018 Central Criminal Court Bill No: 58/2011
JudgeMr Justice Peter Charleton, Mr. Justice William M. McKechnie
Judgment Date20 Dec 2019
JurisdictionIreland
Neutral Citation[2019] IESC 98
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3 cases
  • DPP v M.X.
    • Ireland
    • Court of Appeal
    • 2 Marzo 2020
    ...manslaughter even if it had rendered the accused incapable of knowing what he was doing. 42 In the recent case of People (DPP) v. Eadon [2019] IESC 98, the Supreme Court confirmed that, where intoxication was a defence to a crime of specific intent, the jury had to determine whether the int......
  • DPP v McNamara
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 26 Junio 2020
    ...defence of intoxication to cases where due to drink or drugs the accused lacked the specific intent to kill; see The People (DPP) v Eadon [2019] IESC 98. Repeatedly, in argument before this court on behalf of the accused, it was said that provocation rarely succeeds. There is no information......
  • DPP v Almasi
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 26 Junio 2020
    ...is extended to allow any drunken or drugged notion to partially excuse a complete lack of self-restraint; The People (DPP) v Eadon [2019] IESC 98 where the elements of the defence of intoxication require a complete loss as a matter of fact of the specific intent to kill or cause serious inj......