An amendment will be needed to correct an “implicit contradiction” in legislation, introduced by section 17 of the Road Traffic Act 2014, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe told Seanad. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Another loophole in road traffic legislation, this time in a law dealing with hit-and-runs, will have to be repaired, it has emerged. Minister for T(...)

Attorney general Máire Whelan. She said those reporting court proceedings were performing an important public service

The Law Reform Commission is to examine whether defamation laws should be changed to protect court reporters who make honest mistakes. Donncha O’Conn(...)

Taoiseach expected to seek approval for the change, which will come into effect for the first sitting of the new Dáil after the forthcoming general election. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is planning to adopt a political reform agenda that will see the Ceann Comhairle in the next Dáil elected by secret ballot. The(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: has been asked to draft new bankruptcy Bill. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is hoping that reducing the bankruptcy term to one year from three will put further pressure on the banks to engage with the personal (...)

Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny following the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will strongly defend his actions in the controversy that led to the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan when(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Happy to debate Fennelly conclusions when Dáil resumes. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government is prepared to respond in full to Fianna Fáil’s no confidence motion in him and Sinn Féin’s move against (...)

Main players in the controversy (from left): former minister for justice Alan Shatter, Attorney General Máire Whelan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, and former secretary general of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell.

The argument from Government in the coming days will be that the only question worth dealing with is whether Taoiseach Enda Kenny attempted to sack, o(...)

Mr Justice John Murray, who has retired from the Supreme Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Attorney General has lead tributes to a former chief justice, Mr Justice John Murray, on his retirement as a Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Mur(...)

Alan Mahon is among the seven judges who will fill key vacancies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the cabinet moved to fill seven key judicial vacancies. (...)

High Court judge Daniel Herbert, whose retirement in the coming weeks may prompt the Minister for Justice to name a fourth High Court judge nominee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government will nominate up to four new High Court judges at today’s Cabinet meeting after a month of deliberations on a major round of appointme(...)