Seamus Dooley of the NUJ said the union had ‘grave concerns’ about the implications for the possible costs for any media organisation faced with this type of bill.

Index on Censorship says whistleblowers will feel less confident coming forward with information

Then editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy and Irish Times journalist Colm Keena at the Mahon tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2006. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Case will now return to Dublin for costs to be determined

David Barniville,  chairman of  the  Bar Council: “I think perhaps it was a bit provocative and I don’t think it represents the views of many solicitors either.”    Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Solicitors say they have a more diverse skills and ‘wider experience’

The then editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy and journalist Colm Keena at Dublin Castle in 2006. Ms Kennedy said “the story was manifestly in the public interest.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

European Court of Human Rights decision a majority rather than a unanimous one

The Supreme Court had previously upheld the appeal by Kennedy and Keena against the High Court ruling that they should reveal their sources in relation to the Mahon tribunal story. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Supreme Court had previously upheld appeal by journalists against order to reveal sources over Mahon tribunal story

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

Alan Mahon elevated to Court of Appeal as seven judges named to fill key vacancies

Alan Mahon is among the seven judges who will fill key vacancies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Alan Mahon among seven judges named to fill key vacancies

High Court judge Daniel Herbert, whose retirement in the coming weeks may prompt the Minister for Justice to name a fourth High Court judge nominee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 70 lawyers, half of them barristers, applied for posts

Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions: defended her office’s handling of rape cases

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