John (Jack) O’Brien is entitled to judgment in his claim for damages, if any, against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland.

A man injured when his van, which was being driven by an uninsured man, crashed is entitled to judgment for any damages that may be awarded.John (Jack(...)

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

The Government will nominate up to four new High Court judges at today’s Cabinet meeting after a month of deliberations on a major round of appointme(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton: appointed to the Supreme Court. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated High Court judge Peter Charleton to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement last month of Mr Justice Nia(...)

A decision on a replacement for Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, who retired from the Supreme Court last month, is imminent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is close to selecting a new Supreme Court judge and will fill at least one vacancy on the High Court in the coming weeks. A decision on(...)

 Anthony Lyons leaving the Court of Criminal Appeal today.  The DPP appealed the leniency of the sentence in which  Lyons (53) of Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, was sentenced to six years, with five and a half suspended for sexually assaulting a woman. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Anthony Lyons, who received a six-month custodial sentence for a violent sexual assault, will “never be forgotten” and will “always be not(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman described Ronan  Cunningham’s driving on the night of the collision as being “not jut dangerous” but “hideous”. Photograph:Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man who drank some eight pints before driving down the wrong lane of a dual carriageway, where he crashed and killed a man, has been jailed for thre(...)

Joseph McGrath (58), Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, sued Fingal County Council after being injured in a slip on the pier in Rush on July 27th, 2009. Photograph: Collins.

A man who slipped on algae on the steps of a Co Dublin pier as he was about to go for a swim has been awarded €59,050 damages at the High Court(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The High Court has lost a number of prominent judges recently and will be further depleted within months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 15 vacancies are expected to arise on the superior courts in the coming months, giving the Government a rare opportunity to reshape key part(...)

There is speculation that more high-profile judges may step down before changes to the pension regime take effect in August.

New details have emerged of senior judges’ retirement plans, with at least five members of the superior courts preparing to step down. Their depart(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy:  challenge to the decision directing the tax charges be tried by the non-jury Special Criminal Court rather than the ordinary courts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Director of Public Prosecutions has argued before the Supreme Court that there is no obligation to give reasons for the decision to sanction a non(...)