“I think they have an inscription in Latin over the King’s Inns which effectively means nothing will ever change”

The Minister for Finance has hit back at claims by the Law Society that proposals to cut court services are short-sighted and flawed, insisting “thin(...)

Cuts to court services around the country have reached an unjustifiable level according to the Law Society

Cuts to court services around the country have reached an unjustifiable level and now pose a threat to “the very fabric of our justice system”, the(...)

The average conveyancing  time is 22 weeks, but e-conveyancing  could reduce that to five working days where the buyer has the funds available. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The development of a fully electronic conveyancing system will reduce the total transaction time for buying a house to as little as five days, the Law(...)

 Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland. “People in custody are in an extremely vulnerable position, and their rights, recognised by the European Convention as well as our Constitution, should be protected”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is unanimous agreement among lawyers that the improper recording of conversations between prisoners and their legal representat(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he had no doubt the principles detailed by the Supreme Court will be complied with. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said today’s Supreme Court ruling relating to the questioning of suspects in Garda custody clearly impact(...)

Oireachtas committee is to discuss proposed  legislation that will require tobacco products to use plain packaging. Photograph: PA

The Law Society will attend a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee today to outline its strong opposition to the Government proposals to (...)

Thomas Byrne received a 16-year term, with four years suspended. Photograph: Collins Courts

The convicted former solicitor Thomas Byrne has been moved to Mountjoy Prison, where he has begun a 12-year sentence for theft and fraud offences tota(...)

Complaints against one solicitor over the past year numbered 156, new figures provided by the Law Society show. The regulatory body for solicitors say(...)

Viviane Reding: historic moment for justice in Europe

EU citizens who are arrested or accused of a crime have the right to interpretation in their own language in all courts in the union after a new direc(...)

GORDON DEEGANThe number of solicitors struck off by the Law Society last year increased from five to nine. However, Director General of the Law Societ(...)