Sophie Toscan du Plantier: her son said the family was no nearer to getting justice despite a lot of information emerging in two court actions taken by Ian Bailey

The son of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the failure of the Director of(...)

DPP Claire Loftus: says the cost of barristers’ fees to her office is being pushed up by white-collar prosecutions.

The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered that 44 per cent of suspects, whose cases were submitted to its office for a decision on prosecution in (...)

So-called presumptive tests “basically” confirm a substance is a controlled drug. Photograph: Eric Luke

Drug tests required by the courts are wasting significant resources in the Forensic Laboratory because defendants later plead guilty, a senior scient(...)

From left: Finola Flanagan, full-time commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus, Justice Mary Laffoy and Senator Ivana Bacik at the recent Student Legal Convention in UCD. Photograph:  Orla Murray/Ark Photography

In a first for any legal profession in the world, women Irish solicitors now outnumber men practising in Ireland. Figures for the end of 2014 show the(...)

The report will be launched today by Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus.

Pre-trial hearings should be held by judges in advance of sexual offence cases to decide whether a victim’s counselling records need to be disclosed,(...)

Vincent Browne: “Oh, dear God, I couldn’t get out, I COULDN’T GET OUT!  What happened to Joan Burton is nothing compared to that stuff in there.”    Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

We were only over the shock of the Tánaiste’s ordeal in Tallaght when news landed of yet another atrocity visited upon a defenceless citizen going abo(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairwoman   of the Revenue Commissioners, described as  “particularly clever” the Government’s move to encourage more women candidates in politics. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many of the most senior legal and law-focused positions in the State are now held by women, following the appointment of the first female Garda Commi(...)

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

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has urged “great caution” in public comment on criminal cases before the courts, warning that the risk of p(...)

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said when her office decided not to prosecute in a rape case, it was ‘only very rarely that there is any issue about the credibility of the complainant’

The Director of Public Prosecutions has defended her office’s handling of rape cases, saying it was “only very rarely” that it decided not to prosecut(...)

The number of criminal cases processed by the Director of Public Prosecutions last year was at its lowest in more than 10 years.According to the annu(...)