The offices of Danske Bank in Copenhagen, Denmark. Danske has issued summary proceedings against 263 of its Irish borrowers so far this year. Photograph: Ulrik Jantzen/Bloomberg

Danske Bank is now the most aggressive financial institution in the State when it comes to pursuing its debtors through the courts for summary judgme(...)

The High Court has warned “fast-track” court procedures  may breach the human rights entitlements of defendants.

The Master of the High Court has warned “fast-track” court procedures – under which banks get final money judgments solely on a judge’s view of the(...)

 Michael Lowry:  says he had an oral agreement   these fees would be paid out of the costs he secured from the tribunal.

An accountant who acted for Michael Lowry at the Moriarty tribunal has claimed it was Mr Lowr(...)

A file photograph of Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A judgment for €650,000, plus costs, which was granted last year against Tipperary North TD Michael Lowry has been vacated on consent at the Hi(...)

Scales of justice: the layman’s participation in legal proceedings must include the opportunity to get into the witness box and tell his story and dealing with cases summarily denies this right

Not many readers will know that a High Court case will often consist only of the Judge reading the sworn written evidence (affidavits) of both sides a(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke said there were strong arguments for and against making gross incompetence a criminal offence, but that he was suggesting it only as a possible issue for discussion.  Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

Legal Affairs CorrespondentIreland does not treat even gross negligence in the management of major institutions or companies as criminal activity, Mr (...)

The chairman of the Global Cork Economic Forum, John Mullins (left), outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London, inviting London-based Cork native Nick Howard of Amarenco Solar to the Global Cork Economic Forum

The inaugural Global Cork Economic Forum is taking place in Cork this Thursday, as part of the flagship Cork Gathering event Rebel Week.Greencore chie(...)

Fine Gael director of elections  Richard Bruton (left),  Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter take part in a photocall calling for a Yes vote in the referendums. Photograph: PA

2011: Fine Gael election manifesto promises to call a referendum to abolish the Seanad.April 11th, 2013: Former tánaiste and attorney general Michael (...)

Eight judges currently sit on the Supreme Court, and two more – Judges Mary Laffoy and Elizabeth Dunne – have been nominated by the Government and are due to be sworn in later this month.

The Government plans to halve the size of the Supreme Court to five judges if the proposal to establish a court of appeal is approved by referendum to(...)

Minister for State for Health Alex White; Minister for Justice Alan Shatter; Pádraig Mac Lochlainn of Sinn Féin; and Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghail and on the steps of the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson.

The four main parties have jointly called for a Yes vote in the referendum on a Court of Appeal.In an unusual move, senior figures from Fine Gael, Lab(...)