One of the five teenage boys accused of having sex with a 15-year-old at her home has opted to have a trial by jury at the Circuit Court, a judge at T(...)

Dublin District Family Court. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A toddler, left in the care of an alcoholic man by his mother for 24 hours, will remain in State care for at least another month, a judge at the Dubli(...)

 Syrian refugees perform an Arabic dance at an intercultural evening in Monasterevin, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members of the Vietnamese community, who came to Ireland as refugees more than 30 years ago, reached out to newly arrived refugees at an intercultural(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett at a water protest in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of protestors turned out to oppose water charges at Right2Water demonstrations across the country on Saturday. In Dublin City Centre, at th(...)

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announce(...)

The judge had a list of more than 50 cases before him for the latest session of the District Criminal Court at Sligo Courthouse. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

Judge Kevin Kilrane sat beneath a Gothic-style, wooden canopy in the Victorian courtroom in the centre of Sligo town on Thursday. He had a list of m(...)

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a court has heard. File photograph: Philip Sears/Reuters

A couple who won €500,000 in the lottery split up after the money ran out, a family District Court in the northwest has heard. The woman, who was not(...)

The Minister for Justice  brought a number of powers included in the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 into force this week, including one that will give single parents greater rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Major changes to Ireland’s family law rules will mean some cases will take significantly longer to handle and will require more children to come befor(...)

The Criminal Justice (Offences relating to Information Systems) Bill 2016 will create new offences relating to the unauthorised accessing of information systems. File photograph: Getty Images

Legislation aimed at tackling cyber attacks on computer information systems has been published by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. The Crimi(...)

The request for the translation was made following a legal challenge to a drink-driving charge, taken on the basis that some road traffic legislation was not available in Irish . Photograph: Frank Miller

A conflict between two Irish translations of one word in road traffic legislation could have had serious legal consequences, documents released under(...)