Kevin O’Higgins: unable to locate chain since he last wore it at an official function in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

The body that represents solicitors in Ireland is to commission a new gold chain for its president after the original was lost. The Law Society of Ir(...)

 President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, at his office in the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The retiring president of the High Court has warned his fellow judges about the dangers of paralysing investigations into matters of serious public co(...)

Outgoing president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said many commentators now seem to feel successive court interventions have ‘virtually paralysed’ the investigatory process ‘where accountability for matters of serious public concern is required’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The courts should be mindful of the potential “Pandora’s box” effect of their decisions, particularly those which impact on accountability for matter(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: has called for a review of defamation law to  ensure better protection of court reporters who perform an ‘important public service’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Attorney General has called for a review of the defamation laws to ensure better protection of court reporters who perform an “important public se(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly is  expected to be nominated as the new president of the High Court.

The Cabinet is expected to nominate Mr Justice Peter Kelly as the new president of the High Court at its final meeting before Christmas, which is taki(...)

Administrators expect ultimate cost of Quinn Insurance liquidation for Insurance Compensation Fund to be €1.1bn. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A repayment of some €100 million to the State’s Insurance Compensation Fund by Quinn Insurance, which has so far cost the fund some €1.23 billion, has(...)

Denis O’Brien wants consulting firm Red Flag to reveal its client for a dossier of information related to him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the High Court to order the Red Flag consulting firm to identify its client for a dossier of material related to the b(...)

Sgt Edmund O’Neill arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

An Irish soldier who suffered a brain injury when the UNIFIL land cruiser in which he was travelling in Lebanon crashed, killing four of his co(...)

The president of the High Court found Luke O’Reilly’s knowledge as to the council’s possible liability in his case arose no later than October 20th, 2010. The time limit started to run from this date and so his case against the council was statute-barred, he said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man who lost a leg in a traffic incident which he claimed may have been partly caused by muck and grit on a bad road cannot join the local council a(...)

A man who was forced to hold a gun and drugs by a gang who threatened him over a drug debt has failed to get temporary release from a five-year prison(...)