From left to right: Irish Times Education Correspondent Joe Humphreys, president of the Law Society of Ireland John P Shaw, Irish Times Legal Affairs Correspondent Ruadhán MacCormaic, and director general of the Law Society of Ireland Ken Murphy.

Three Irish Times journalists have been recognised in this year’s Justice Media Awards. Ruadhán MacCormaic, Legal Affairs Correspondent, won in the “d(...)

Criminal legal aid cost about 
approximately 
50
million euro last year, down from a high of more than 60
million euro in 2009

Plans to transfer the criminal legal aid scheme to the Legal Aid Board will not go ahead this year, documents provided under the Freedom of Informati(...)

Pat Whelan, former director of Anglo Irish Bank, and Willie McAteer, former director of finance, leave Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after yesterday’s guilty verdicts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank face up to five years in prison after they were found guilty of providing illegal loa(...)

Court 19 at the at the Dublin Central Criminal Court where the Anglo Irish Bank trial took place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Charges faced by Pat Whelan related to the fraudulent alteration of loan facility letters at Anglo Irish Bank were dropped late on in the trial(...)

Dara O’Reilly told the trial  he believed businessman Seán Quinn was not happy about the unwinding of his holding in ANglo Irish Bank. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The former financial director of the Quinn Group has said the Quinn family was “doing what they were told to (...)

The baby was diagnosed with anencephaly at a maternity hospital in Dublin last week, a condition in which a large part of the brain is missing.

A couple who are travelling to Manchester this weekend for an abortion after their baby was diagnosed with a (...)

The baby was diagnosed with anencephaly at a maternity hospital in Dublin last week, a condition in which a large part of the brain is missing

A surgeon whose brother was murdered in Pakistan faced an allegation of professional misconduct at a fitness-to-practise inquiry this morning for fail(...)

Members of the Garda crime scene investigation team examine the scene at St Dominick’s Road, Tallaght, yesterday  where a man was shot outside a gym. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí are trying to establish if a gun attack that has left a known criminal fighting for his life was linked to another shooting two weeks ago.The v(...)

General secretary of the union, Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The uni(...)

Pat Rabbitte  said he respected the views of everybody involved but the Government was “under injunctions from the Supreme Court” to produce legislation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said he believes a “restrictive regime” for access to abortion will be agreed by the Government. S(...)