The High Court has deferred to next month making final orders arising from a significant judgment declaring the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke suspended sentences unconstitutional.

The High Court has deferred to next month making final orders following a significant judgment that the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke sus(...)

Two more legal challenges related to the striking down of a law governing the power of the courts to activate suspended sentences have come before the High Court. File photograph: Getty Images

Two more legal challenges related to the striking down of a law governing the power of the courts to activate suspended sentences have come before the(...)

Of the four cases which came before Mr Justice Seamus Noonan on Monday, three were adjourned to Wednesday pending the making by Mr Justice  Michael Moriarty of final orders arising from his judgment. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court is continuing to experience fallout from a significant judgment declaring the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke suspended sent(...)

If someone with a suspended sentence hanging over them is convicted of a second crime, what happens? Through the 20th century, the judiciary had no (...)

Two prisoners have brought legal challenges saying they must be freed following the High Court’s striking down earlier this week of the law allowing t(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: Department of Justice preparing emergency law following High Court ruling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said emergency legislation will be ready in the coming days to deal with a High Court ruling declaring as(...)

In a decision with immediate and serious implications for the operation of the criminal justice system the High Court has declared unconstitiutional t(...)

Mr Justice Moriarty said a member-in-charge needed a measure of independence to ensure the rights of a detained person were safeguarded

A High Court judge has ruled a garda’s decision to handcuff a man following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving did not render the arrest unlawfu(...)

Michael Lowry: the politician has said he will appeal Mr Justice Hedigan’s ruling to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Moriarty tribunal’s findings in relation to Michael Lowry were of “a litany of falsification and deception”, Mr Justice John Hedigan said in his j(...)

Michael Lowry: The Moriarty tribunal found that Lowry, as minister for communications, took money from businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Courts Collins

The argument that Ireland would be a better place if Michael Lowry was not in our national parliament is a strong one. It is not just that he has sho(...)