Photograph: Collins Courts.

Party says victims of miscarriages of justice and other groups should be part of process

Tom and Kathleen Devereaux. Photograph: Liveline.

Michael and Kathleen Devereaux say only one of them admitted to nursing home under Fair Deal scheme

A file image of Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Feeney, founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, before he was conferred an Honorary Degree jointly by the Universities of Ireland North and South at a ceremony in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach praises organisation for its contribution to NI peace, education, healthcare

The judiciary has been campaigning strongly against the Government’s decision to introduce a new judicial appointments regime.

Colm Keena: Separation of powers may sound dry, but is an extremely important defence

As matters stand perjury is a common law offence in Ireland but is not on the statute books. Prosecutions are very rare.

Isme calls for introduction of a perjury law to help prosecute white collar crimes

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy.

Defence counsel says for evil to thrive, it is necessary for good men to do nothing

Paul Murphy TD  arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Jury hears claim both O’Connell and Parnell similarly prosecuted for peaceful protest

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy.

Paul Murphy and fellow accused being ‘denounced as criminals,’ counsel tells jury

Former tánaiste Joan Burton sits in a Garda vehicle during a water charges protest in Jobstown on November 15th, 2014.

Paul Murphy and five others facing charges of false imprisonment of Joan Burton

Máire Whelan: as part of her duties as AG, she had to consider which serving judges might be most suitable for promotion to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

In her role as attorney general, she had a key part to play in judicial appointments

Former attorney general Máire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Although the AG or advisory board can make recommendations, decisions rest with cabinet

Monica Leech leaving the High Court in 2009. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Analysis: Strasbourg court’s assessment should help reduce future defamation awards

Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the courts in the UK, France and Germany, all of which had significant Muslim populations, have had to deal with questions about the rights of people in polygamous marriages.

Supreme Court judge says urgent attention must be given to legislating on polygamy

The Supreme Court said the basic rule is that Ireland recognises foreign marriages unless they conflict with public policy in our law. Posed photograph: iStockPhoto

Recognition of polygamy ‘would give legal effect to discrimination and subordination’

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe arrives for the first day of the Charleton Tribunal at Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Garda commissioner rejects statements to Charleton Tribunal by three people

High Court said what businessman wanted would have ‘chilling effect’ on parliamentary speech

The Sunday World has already apologised for an article concerning the murder of David Byrne in the Regency Hotel, Dublin, in February 2016. Photograph: PA

Newspaper made false assertion that Jonathan Hutch was charged with murder

Charges were struck out against Ken Purcell. File photograph: Collins.

Ken Purcell told he is free to go as trial continues for six others

Vulnerable adults include people living with dementia, mental health problems, physical disability or intellectual disability. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Officials believe the figures under-represent the extent of abuse that exists

File picture of the Supreme Court. The court, by a majority ruling of four to one, has decided that champerty, or litigation financing, is not legal in this jurisdiction. Photograph: Collins Courts

Persona judgment shows how contemporary litigation frustrates the right of access to courts

Former Anglo Irish director Tom Browne. It is understood the proceedings, lodged in the High Court this week, involve the couple’s family home on Brighton Road, Foxrock, in Dublin

Proceedings understood to involve family home of former Anglo director Tom Browne and wife Diane

Migrants at a rally against living conditions at refugee camps in Greece. Photograph: Michalis Karagiannis/Reuters

Volker Türk says people of Ireland know well what is meant by flight and migration

Seán Fitzpatrick leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with  daughter Sarah, after he was acquitted of all charges.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Criticisms of EY audit ‘incompetence’ disclosed at FitzPatrick trial in absence of jury

One in five female hospital doctors have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace over the past two years, a conference heard on Thursday.

Just 16% of senior counsel and 29% of hospital consultants are women, conference told

Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

Accused told gardaí the cars were detained by protesters, not the people in them

The law should be changed so that the children of people who die without making a will would be entitled to go to court to claim they are being treated unfairly in terms of their inheritance, according to a new report.

Law Reform Commission report recommends changes to Succession Act

Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

Garda tells court he was verbally abused for helping woman who stumbled

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick leaving court after he was found not guilty of 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act. Photograph: Courtpix

The former Anglo boss has been acquitted in court again following a ‘biased’ investigation

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick: The judge directed the jury to acquit Mr FitzPatrick on all charges. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA

Judge ruled audit specialist could not give testimony as proposed evidence ‘irrelevant’

Paul Murphy (right) and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton during an anti-water charges protest three years ago. The other men (clockwise from top left) are: Scott Masterson, Michael Murphy, Kieran Mahon, Frank Donaghy, Ken Purcell and Michael Banks. Photographs: Collins

Richard Hansen says Paul Murphy and Michael Murphy could have opted to ‘walk away’

  Seán FitzPatrick: A judge has   ruled that a State agency tried to “build or construct” a criminal case against the former Anglo chairman. Will he sue? Photograph:   Collins Courts

Significant number of issues emerge for those linked to ‘biased’ and ‘partisan’ inquiry

Paul Appleby, former director of corporate enforcement, in 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

ODCE says it has undergone ‘significant change’ since Paul Appleby’s time in charge

 Seán FitzPatrick leaves court on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

ODCE investigation into former Anglo Irish Bank chairman strongly criticised in ruling

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with his daughter Sarah. Photograph: Collins Courts

Judge found the ODCE set out to ‘construct a case’ against the former Anglo chairman

 Anglo Irish Bank signage: In his decision on Tuesday to tell the jury to acquit Seán FitzPatrick on all charges, the shredding of documents was among the reasons cited by Judge John Aylmer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kevin O’Connell’s destruction of paperwork played role in Seán FitzPatrick’s acquittal

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán Fitzpatrick leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court with his daughter Sarah, after he was acquitted. Photograph: Collins

Former banker spent considerable amount of time in criminal courts of justice

Kevin O’Connell was the lead investigator into allegations Seán FitzPatrick had misled the auditors of Anglo Irish Bank, Ernst & Young (EY), over a period of six years. Photograph: Collins Courts

Counsel for ex-Anglo boss said solicitor not investigated as he was ‘too important to the State’

  Solicitor Kevin O’Connell, a legal advisor with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement: He sought psychiatric help after he informed the State legal team he had shredded documents relevant to the trial of former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Legal adviser ‘taken aback’ by Garda Commissioner’s note about witness statements

Seán FitzPatrick speaking to reporters outside court on Tuesday. Photograph: Colm Keena

‘As you can appreciate it’s a wonderful day for me and my family’

Mr Justice Peter Charleton: said some journalists had given witness statements in which they specified conversations that had taken place outside of any journalistic privilege. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Commissioner, predecessor and head of press office release privilege for tribunal

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said a review of the appointments system started in 2014 had never been concluded.

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy says Government’s proposals are wrong in principle

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth, in  April. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Senior Revenue official says Border controls could be automated ‘without customs points’

Deputy Paul Murphy  is one of seven people facing trial for the alleged  false imprisonment of then tanaiste Joan Burton. All seven have pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Collins

Officer says demonstrators had been ‘deferring’ to Solidarity TD Paul Murphy

The Government has claimed to be doing all it can to secure the release of Ibrahim Halawa.

Irishman (21) fears for his health and safety after four years in a Cairo prison

Judge  Peter Charleton attends a Charleton tribunal  event at   Dublin Castle in February 2017. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower inquiry is to present a preliminary report by Wednesday

Paul Murphy TD  at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

Garda says TD Paul Murphy tried to calm crowd down but was told to mind own business

Christian Brothers’ school lands are to be transferred to the Edmund Rice Schools Trust. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Half proceeds from future sales of these lands will go to State

Minister for Education  Richard Bruton. His spokeswoman said the department “intends to engage with the Christian Brothers on this matter”. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Order wants contribution credited as part of €1.5bn redress scheme

Three judgment orders are being sought  by Promontoria (Aran) Ltd, a subsidiary of Cerberus, against Mr Hughes, his wife Margaret, and former AIB executive director Tom Browne. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Promontoria seeking summary judgments of €8m against John Hughes and two others

There has been yet another delay in the trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa who has been held in jail in Egypt since August 2013.

Minister says ambassador met Irish citizen on Sunday and work to secure release ongoing

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone,arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Court hears then-tánaiste was in car surrounded by people banging on it and chanting

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins is appealing the finding against her in the case she took against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

State likely to appeal costs decision in case of ex-Rehab boss which are estimated at over €700,000

Kieran Mahon  and Paul Murphy at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins

Karen O’Connell says she was ‘very frightened for three and a half hours, crying at times’

Paul Gallagher SC was critical of Shane Ross.

Paul Gallagher says new judicial appointments regime ‘unnecessarily politicised’

Karen O’Connell at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

Karen O’Connell rejects suggestion video clips are at odds with her evidence

Political advisor Karen O’Connell said Joan Burton (above) was trying to calm her down during the protest. ‘I was very upset. I was crying. I was very fearful.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

Karen O’Connell tells court of a protester grabbing the collar of her coat

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority was concerned by comments by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald that the authority would be “fully-functioning” by the end of this summer. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Members claim transfer of functions should not come before new authority has necessary resources

Joan Burton was asked on Thursday if she had attempted to ‘smear’ the people taking part in a protest at Jobstown in a tweet. Photograph: Collins

Joan Burton tells court she has someone ‘clean up’ her social media before she sees it

Judgments obtained in the UK could become unenforceable in some EU member states and more difficult and more expensive to enforce here. Photograph: Nicolas Nadjar

Ireland will be sole English-speaking common law jurisdiction within EU legal order

Two charities of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin amassed €45.15 million from church collections in the 18-month period to the end of 2015, accounts show

Two charities of Catholic archdiocese had total funds of €177 million at end of 2015

Temple Street Children’s Hospital is owned by the Sisters of Mercy,  one of the biggest players in the hospital sector.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

Hospitals will be transferred to other charitable bodies with a Catholic ethos in the event that the congregations decide to win(...)

 Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon:  the making of a complaint can seem daunting for those living in the direct provision system. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ombudsman says trust must be built to help refugee children and families complain

Philip Boucher-Hayes: said  he was told off-air that Sgt Maurice McCabe had personal issues and was being driven by a particular agenda. Photograph: Ruth Mejber

RTÉ journalist gives details of conversation with former commissioner Martin Callinan

 Former Tánaiste Joan Burton TD leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Dublin after giving evidence in the trial of seven men charged with the false imprisonment of her and her adviser at a water protest in Jobstown in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Labour minister takes the stand at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

 Former tánaiste Joan Burton said she was struck twice in the back of the neck when arriving for a graduation ceremony in Tallaght in November 2014. Photograph: Collins

Court told enraged crowd shouted names at former tánaiste such as ‘c**t’ and ‘bitch’

Many religious congregations in Ireland have put in place plans to transfer their property to trusts which would be charged with continuing to use the property for the purposes pursued by the congregations

Calls for compulsory State purchase of land so hospital could be publicly owned

Paul Murphy faces charges arising out of a water protest in Jobstown on November 15th, 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

Paul Murphy on trial along with six others for 2014 incident involving Joan Burton

Bus driver Derek Kelly said he would be very surprised if the Labour Court recommendation was not rejected. Photograph: Colm Keena

Morale very low on first day back at work for Bus Éireann drivers in Busáras, Dublin

Institute of Directors survey: 80 per cent of respondents said their organisation adhered to a specific ethics code. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Institute of Directors survey notes positive views on corporate governance and ethics

The drug test involves analysing the driver’s saliva for cannabis, cocaine, opiates including heroin and morphine and benzodiazepines, which includes valium.

Garda to begin using new devices to test for substances including cannabis and cocaine

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said a growing proportion of the working population is being subjected to precarious working arrangements. Photograph: Eric Luke

SF Bill aims to clamp down on employers who use pool of low-hour contract workers

Deirdre Foley, of Hollybank Avenue Upper Ranelagh, Dublin 6: Has a 20% share in Natrium.

Businesswoman faces charge of breaking employment law and impeding WRC inspector

A section of the wall after paint was taken off it. Photograph: Colm Keena

Wall lists names of the Irish and British people who died in 1916 Rising

FF justice spokesman Jim O Callaghan said he would be seeking answers in Dáil about Taoiseach’s behaviour and that of  AG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Impact of phone call taping in Garda stations ‘significantly overestimated’, party claims

Alan Shatter has called on Enda Kenny to say if he knew what his department had been told by Sean  Guerin in the period immediately before the publication of the barrister’s report. Photograph:   Getty Images

Alan Shatter says it is difficult to believe that the secretary general had not briefed the Taoiseach ahead of report’s publicatio(...)

The 1916 Memorial Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

Wall bears the names of those who died during 1916 Rising – Irish and British

The situation of not having enough judges has become a “recurring theme” and not being able to get cases on for hearing was adding to the stress of parties involved, a High Court judge has said. File photograph: Getty Images

Effects of failure to appoint new judges highlighted by High Court justices

Well-known Dublin publican Frank Gleeson has claimed his fellow shareholders in the Mercantile Group summarily sacked his son Rory as part of a “scorched earth” policy that is part of a campaign against him. File photograph: Google Street View

Bitter dispute between owners of Mercantile pub and restaurant group sparks rival claims

The Charleton Tribunal is investigating an alleged smear campaign against garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concerns raised about two key figures being represented by the same legal team

Cafe en Seine in Dublin: one of the Mercantile Group’s interests.

Shareholder claims credit-card spending of €123,000 appears to involve foreign holidays

 Minister for  Transport  Shane Ross: attitude was blamed by unions for wildcat action. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Secondary picketing of train stations and bus depots leads to widespread travel disruption

Denis O Brien: Judge says his complaint against  committee has its origins in Dáil utterances which the courts are not allowed to review.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Judge says courts have no role in deciding legitimate use of parliamentary privilege

Denis O’Brien (centre) says he will consider an appeal against ruling on comments made in  Dáil by Pearse Doherty (left) and Catherine Murphy (right). Photographs: Alan Betson and Collins Courts

Pearse Doherty says ruling in case over Dáil comments on businessman vindicates him

Four media organisations made applications for representation to Mr Justice Peter Charleton. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Analysis: Inquiry may have to stray into contested area of journalistic privilege

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the “whole notion of conflicts of interest is something we perhaps take an exaggerated view of”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Counsel for Maurice McCabe says Nóirín O’Sullivan and Martin Callinan share team

One of the long-standing concerns of the society has been the low number of solicitors appointed to senior judicial posts. It is understood the society feels the system proposed by the department would help to address this. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Law Society submission this week to back Shane Ross proposal to shake up system

Anne Shortall case: Roy Webster had argued he was provoked into killing Ms Shortall - a partial defence available to accused in Irish law. File photograph: Michael Kelly

Loss of self-control must be total with provocation plea to secure manslaughter conviction

Motorists who had already paid their fine under a fixed charge notice (FCN) were wrongly summonsed, and 14,700 of them were convicted in court and paid a second fine. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest Garda debacle will be costly to fix and damaging to the credibility of the force

The Law Reform Commission said the current system  was largely derived from the Judicature (Ireland) Act 1877 and 200 other pieces of legislation

Group will look at better procedures and use of technology as ways of improving system

Irish law states very clearly that gambling debts cannot be enforced.  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg.

Rules reflect concern that string of disputed bets could end up before courts, sources say

The Criminal Assets Bureau had previously secured High Court orders freezing the assets, which belong to 11 people and were seized following a series of raids in March 2016. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cars and electric bicycles among goods belonging to 11 people seized by Cab last March

Raphael Halet (left), and Antoine Deltour (right), former employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and journalist Edouard Perrin (centre) pictured on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Sentences of two ex-PwC employees cut as journalist is acquitted for second time

Coty’s Nenagh plant, which manufactures Max Factor products, had been in competition with a plant in Kent for the business.

Business to transfer to English plant months after takeover of Procter & Gamble unit

After Brexit businesses in the UK will be able to complain to the EC  about alleged State aid to Irish businesses. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Deals for smaller Irish companies may have to be approved by several national agencies

The State wants the 18 religious congregations covered by the Ryan report to contribute half the total cost. Photograph: Getty Images

An offer by Ruairí Quinn to take over school playing fields did not suit the congregation

A person who suffered even mild sexual abuse as a child in an institution could have had their lives destroyed. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Relative costs higher in Irish institutional care cases than in other countries

There is an inherent and recognised danger with tribunals: they are both investigative body and adjudicating authority. File photograph: iStockPhoto

It’s hard to balance individual rights with need to shine light on issues of public concern

Transfer pledge was made in 2009 following publication of Ryan report

The Culture of Child Abuse installation, using pages from The Ryan Report, in Temple Bar, Dublin, in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke

Estimates for cost of inquiry and compensation for abuse victims were far too low

The Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse, which led to the Ryan Report, was set up in 1999 and cost an estimated €82 million. Photograph: The Irish Times

Government policy that religious share liability, but contribution stands at just €192m

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