Legal scholar Prof Andreas Vosskühle said that Germany’s constitution, the Basic Law, was open to European law. Photograph: Reuters

Head of Germany’s highest court says the constitution puts limits on integration

The aftermath of the  bombing in  Omagh, as  a new probe finds that police intelligence officers withheld  information from detectives investigating the incident. Photo: PA

Maguire says full disclosure would not have prevented the ‘Real IRA’ bombing

The judges of the Supreme Court,  back row, from left: Mr Justice Peter Charleton, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, Mr Justice Liam McKechnie, Mr Justice John MacMenamin, Mr Justice Frank Clarke and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne; and front row, from left: Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham, Mr Justice John Murray and Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell, at the Supreme Court yesterday as they signed and issued a direction under the Constitution to give rise to the division of work between the new Court of Appeal and a reformed Supreme Court. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Court’s creation represents biggest change to structure of courts system since Independence

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan of the High Court: one of nine judges appointed to the new Court of Appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New court aims to clear backlog and allow Supreme Court focus on cases of major importance

Tomorrow someone in Government will sign an order that will usher in a new era for the courts system

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: his department, as part of the Government’s recent review of State expenditure, has been warned against further cuts.

Office at risk of not being able to retain ‘top quality’ barristers

“A more thorough analysis of a defendant’s ability to pay, possibly in conjunction with the Criminal Assets Bureau in certain cases, may be warranted,”  the Department of Public Expenditure says

Department of Justice warns that asylum seekers could be left homeless by further cuts

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

More articles