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

The Court of Appeal is due to be established today, setting off a round of judicial appointments and a major shake-up of the courts system. The signin(...)

President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, last week said he was struggling to find judges for new cases. Photograph: Eric Luke

A judge who sat on the Mahon planning tribunal is one of four Circuit Court members who have been selected by the Government to fill upcoming vacan(...)

The Cabinet has selected judges Carroll Moran, Mary Faherty, Raymond Fullam and Carmel Stewart to fill four of the vacancies that will arise on the High Court when the Court of Appeal is formally established later this month. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated four Circuit Court judges for appointment to the High Court. At today’s cabinet meeting, ministers selected judges Carrol(...)

A schoolgirl who received head and arm injuries when a chair was swung at her by another pupil in a classroom at Rutland National School  has been awarded €22,500 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.  File photograph: Walter B McKenzie/Stone/Getty Images

A 14-year-old schoolgirl, who received head and arm injuries when a chair was swung at her by another pupil in a classroom, has been awarded €22,500 d(...)

Scott Flood-Wiley leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Two Clongowes Wood schools rugby players who were involved in a mass brawl which left a youth with a broken leg have avoided a jail term.Scott Flood W(...)

 Scott Flood-Wiley (21), of Adelaide Street, Dún Laoghaire, leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today after pleading guilty to affray on Lower Rathmines Road on March 20th, 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

Two rugby players from a prestigious private school got involved in a fight which left a youth with a broken leg.Scott Flood-Wiley (21) and Evan Lewi(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

A former flight attendant has been given a suspended sentence after he was caught carrying €20,278 worth of ecstasy in a schoolbag in Dublin. (...)

Fergal Foley, prosecuting, told Judge Carmel Stewart the investigation  involved  “the most amazing piece of police work” in bringing the thief, Martin Ryan (48), before the court.

A man who stole €180,000 worth of jewellery from a house after helping a woman who was trying to deactivate the house alarm will be sentenced n(...)