Chief Justice Susan Denham adresses the court as for the first time the Supreme Court sat outside of Dublin. Photograph: Provision

Judicial history was made today when the Supreme Court sat outside Dublin for the first time in its 85-year history.Chief Justice Susan Denham also an(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia have lost a Supreme Court appeal over their bankruptcy

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia have lost a Supreme Court appeal over their bankruptcy.A five-judge court on Wednesday unanim(...)

From left: Finola Flanagan, full-time commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus, Justice Mary Laffoy and Senator Ivana Bacik at the recent Student Legal Convention in UCD. Photograph:  Orla Murray/Ark Photography

In a first for any legal profession in the world, women Irish solicitors now outnumber men practising in Ireland. Figures for the end of 2014 show the(...)

To deprive Lillis of the entirety of the jointly owned property might have appealed to populist notions of “justice” and “punishment”, but it would, most likely, have been in breach of the constitutional protection. Photograph: Collins

It is high time that the Oireachtas acted to remedy the deficiencies in the Succession Act 1965 in relation to property which is held under a joint te(...)

Gorse Hill, Vico Road, Killiney: residence of some of  lawyer Brian O’Donnell’s children

A bank-appointed receiver wants the adult children of solicitor Brian O’Donnell out of their Co Dublin luxury home by February 1st following a Supreme(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy: ruled that Eamonn Lillis was entitled to his half interest in assets jointly owned by himself and his late wife, including  their  family home in Howth,  and suggested that the law should be reviewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The body charged with recommending law reforms to Government is seeking views on possible changes to the inheritance rights of convicted killers. Iris(...)

Bridget Doyle had sued the Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin for alleged negligence over cataract surgery which was not successful. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A legal action by elderly woman who died midway through an appeal against the dismissal of her claim for damages over an eye operation cannot survive (...)

A judgment for unpaid rent has been granted against a couple whose assets were frozen following allegations that gold they had sold to a bullion dealer mysteriously turned to worthless copper plate overnight. Photograph: AFP

A judgment for unpaid rent has been granted against a couple whose assets were frozen following allegations that gold they had sold to a bullion deale(...)

The Child and Family Agency which which sought the return of an 11-year-old boy  to England. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mother became very upset at the Supreme Court yesterday after it ruled her son, said to be doing well in foster care here, must be returned to care (...)

 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(...)