The West Cork Bar Association has sought to quash a decision by the Courts Service to close Skibbereen Courthouse. The High Court reserved judgement (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during the debate on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’.  Photograph:  Tony Maxwell/PA Wire

None of the four party leaders landed a killer punch in Tuesday’s pre-election television debate, but Tánaiste Joan Burton put in a notably stronger (...)

 Mick Wallace who was last week brought to jail for refusing to pain a fine before being released a few hours later.  Judge James McNulty said  public representatives were setting a bad example  by refusing to pay fines and then being brought to prison only to be released almost immediately. Photograph: Collins

People are losing faith in the administration of justice because they are seeing criminals following the example of some public representatives in not(...)

An Egyptian fisherman working on an Irish trawler has been remanded on bail after he was charged with a breach of the immigration act.

An Egyptian fisherman working on an Irish trawler has been remanded on bail after he was charged with a breach of the immigration act when he appeared(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

The State alleges Margaret  McCarthy Creedon, of Sally Gardens, Millstreet Road, Macroom committed 48 theft and larceny offences between 2000 and 2013 while employed by Macroom Haulage.

A 48-year-old woman has been remanded on bail after she was charged with the theft of over €200,000 while working as a clerk for a leading Irish haula(...)

A general view of  Macroom in Co Cork. Former solicitor Mark Cronin is to go on trial for  nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pub and a solicitor’s office, in Macroom. Image: Google Maps.

A former solicitor has been returned for trial on nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pu(...)

Mark Cronin (39) was remanded on bail after being charged with arson  in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Reuters

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with arson at a building housing a pub and a solicitor’s office in a Co Cork town.Ma(...)

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with nine theft and fraud offences including the theft of over €250,000 from clients over a four year period. Photograph: Reuters.

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with nine theft and fraud offences including the theft of more than €250,000 from c(...)

At Macroom District Court today was retired teacher Timothy Doherty, whose attempts to pay a  fine for speeding on the N22 Cork-Killarney road at Crookstown on November 16th, 2013, were rejected. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

A judge has described the process used by gardaí to issue speeding fines as “bureaucracy gone mad”, and said District Courts have been targeted for “i(...)