Alan Shatter: “Media access and reporting of cases will add transparency to the conduct of family law and child care proceedings and will provide valuable information on the operation of the law in this area.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Until now the door has been firmly shut, occluding the public’s view of some of the most sensitive cases that come before the courts. But in the next (...)

Barrister and former head of the Bar Council Hugh Mohan held 17.54 per cent of the shares in Jorcon Ltd, which shareholders held through two companies, Quinlan Nominees Diagonal One Ltd and Quinlan Nominees Diagonal Two Ltd. Photograph: Frank Miller

A property company owned by a number of well-known business figures and professionals(...)