Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (left) and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, with President Michael D  Higgins, after their appointment to the Supreme Court, leaving vacancies  at the High Court.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 149 people applied for a single vacancy on the District Court last year, new figures show. The annual report of the Judicial Appointments Adviso(...)

Thee Irish-Silicon Valley relationship has changed - the balance has shifted.

The Irish-Silicon Valley relationship has changed. On a recent trip out to Silicon Valley for a week, I was struck by this countless times. I’ve been (...)

The Government has nominated two women for appointment to the Circuit and District Courts. The cabinet decided yesterday to nominate Judge Catherine A(...)

Warm tributes were paid today to the longest serving circuit court judge in the country, Judge Patrick Moran, when he retired after nearly 25 years on the bench. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Warm tributes were paid today to the longest serving circuit court judge in the country, Judge Patrick Moran, when he retired after nearly 25 years o(...)

Gardaí had been operating a checkpoint in Ballymacoda on the night in question and they noticed a car approaching the checkpoint and stopping a short distance away at a junction before turning to the left, prompting gardaí to give chase, the court heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael councillor and former leader of a policing committee on Cork County Council who panicked and fled from gardaí operating a checkpoint, has (...)

Former priest Patrick Crowley pictured at Cork District Court. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

A former priest who pleaded guilty to abusing two altar boys over 20 years ago yesterday spoke of the shame of being among the most despised people in(...)

A 46-year-old man who managed the storage and distribution of €1.3 million worth of drugs has been jailed for eight years at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A 46-year-old man who managed the storage and distribution of €1.3 million worth of drugs has been jailed for eight years after a judge heard that (...)

A 32-year-old father of two has been jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to biting off part of man’s nose in a pub in an unprovoked at(...)