Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (left) and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, with President Michael D  Higgins, after their appointment to the Supreme Court, leaving vacancies  at the High Court.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 149 people applied for a single vacancy on the District Court last year, new figures show. The annual report of the Judicial Appointments Adviso(...)

Bids from a subsidiary of Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp and Midland Web Printing Ltd, were made for Buzreel Ltd, in liquidation, at just before 4pm.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien, Ireland’s largest owner of private media assets, made a successful bid yesterday for the company that publishes Buy and Sell, in a proc(...)

An email alleged to have been sent by a member of Sean Quinn’s family within a week of three of the family being found guilty of contempt of court, helped convince the IBRC it should do a deal with  “informants”. Photograph: Collins

An email alleged to have been sent by a member of Sean Quinn’s family within a week of three of the family being found guilty of contempt of court, he(...)

John Gilligan, who was not in court, was released from prison last year after serving 17 years for drug dealing. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on applications by John Gilligan and his wife Geraldine for legal aid to cover the costs of a forensic account(...)

Dublin Bus  had appealed to a three-judge Supreme Court, which yesterday gave its unanimous reserved judgment upholding the High Court’s findings

The Supreme Court has ruled that Dublin Bus is 70 per cent liable for catastrophic head injuries suffered by (...)

Risk of unfair trial  arose because “vital” evidence – ie CCTV footage – was missing and that omission could not conceivably be remedied at trial, said Mr Justice John Mac Menamin

The Supreme Court has halted the trial of a man on public order offences due to gardaí having lost or mislaid, “(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The High Court has lost a number of prominent judges recently and will be further depleted within months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 15 vacancies are expected to arise on the superior courts in the coming months, giving the Government a rare opportunity to reshape key part(...)

The announcement in the Dáil on December 17th by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter that the referendum on same-sex marriage will occur in 2015 will br(...)

The successful nominees were selected from a list of candidates put forward by the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.

The Government has nominated senior counsels Marie Baker and Bronagh O’Hanlon and solicitor Max Barrett for appointment by the President to the High C(...)

A file image of Sean Quinn Jnr arriving at the High Court.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A €210,000 payment by Sean Quinn jnr which was raised by himself and his wife via a charge on their Dublin home has finally purged his contempt of cou(...)