The new Court of Appeal would be set up at a level between the  High Court and the Supreme Court.

The Law Society has written to all 9,000 solicitors in the State urging them to vote Yes in the Court of Appeal referendum and suggesting they also en(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the existing monetary limits have rendered the District and Circuit Courts redundant in respect of some classes of civil proceedings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Insurers have joined their voice to those warning the Government that increasing the monetary limits of cases dealt with by the District and Circuit C(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill.

The Government has been urged to reconsider new courts legislation that, it is feared, would lead to unintended increases in insurance costs and clog (...)

The Law Society on Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Law Society has expressed concern about the potential for delays in the hearing of court cases arising from the Government’s plan to increase the (...)