The Government has nominated barrister Isobel Kennedy for appointment as a High Court judge. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated barrister Isobel Kennedy for appointment as a High Court judge. Ms Kennedy, a senior counsel since 2003, is a criminal la(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan of the High Court: one of nine judges appointed to the new Court of Appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal is due to be established today, setting off a round of judicial appointments and a major shake-up of the courts system. The signin(...)

Ardara, Co Donegal. Photograph: Richard Wayman

A couple have been allowed to buy their 300-year-old Co Donegal cottage house after living in it rent-free for 16 years. Malachy and Lorraine E(...)

President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, last week said he was struggling to find judges for new cases. Photograph: Eric Luke

A judge who sat on the Mahon planning tribunal is one of four Circuit Court members who have been selected by the Government to fill upcoming vacan(...)

The Cabinet has selected judges Carroll Moran, Mary Faherty, Raymond Fullam and Carmel Stewart to fill four of the vacancies that will arise on the High Court when the Court of Appeal is formally established later this month. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated four Circuit Court judges for appointment to the High Court. At today’s cabinet meeting, ministers selected judges Carrol(...)

Nora Gildea (89), who sued her daughter Nora Kelly for possession of land, lost her case yesterday, as did her two sons, Christopher and Dan Gildea. Photograph: Joe Boland

A woman who was sued by her mother and two brothers in a bitter land dispute has won her case.In what she described as a “very sad, difficult and unf(...)

Pensioner Nora Gildea became involved in heated exchanges with barrister Peter Nolan during the case which is being heard at Donegal Circuit Civil Court in Letterkenny.

An 89-year-old woman told a court she didn’t want her daughter’s name mentioned during a court batt(...)