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(...)

The Garda Representative Association,  the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the two organisations representing superintendents and chief superintendents had sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A legal action aimed at exempting gardaí from regulations introducing reduced sick pay entitlements in the public service has failed at the High Court(...)

 Judge Patrick Durcan: dismissed cases on the basis that Go Safe staff were unable to demonstrate the requisite legal authority for them to give evidence on behalf of gardaí in relation to speeding  cases in court. Photograph Tony Grehan/Press 22

The Department of Justice is to seek a report from the Garda after almost 100 speeding cases detected by Go Safe vans were dismissed by a district co(...)

President of the High Court Hon Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns: has directed that an ill  woman may be force fed to keep her alive. Photograph: Alan Betson

A psychiatric patient who has been refusing food and fluids in recent weeks may be force fed if doctors consider that is necessary and appropriate, t(...)

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(...)

The President of the High Court has adjourned the Health Service Executive’s application to be also allowed force feed the woman who has not eaten and taken hardly any fluids over two weeks.

The HSE has secured an interim order allowing it to administer fluids to a woman who has psychiatric issues arising from child sexual abuse and wants (...)

Legal shortage: delay in signing off nominations leaves High Court short of seven judges.

The president of the High Court has said he is struggling to find judges for new cases because the Government has not yet moved to fill seven vacan(...)

With the High Court set to lose seven senior judges to the appeals court, one-fifth of its posts are up for grabs in a single round.

The Government is about to select 10 new judges for the superior courts in a move that will significantly alter the profile of the judiciary. The Jud(...)

Gerald Kean who has lost his  appeal against a finding of professional misconduct arising out of his handling of a former client’s case. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court has dismissed solicitor Gerald Kean’s appeal against a finding of professional misconduct arising out of his handling of a former clien(...)