The judges of the Supreme Court,  back row, from left: Mr Justice Peter Charleton, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, Mr Justice Liam McKechnie, Mr Justice John MacMenamin, Mr Justice Frank Clarke and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne; and front row, from left: Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham, Mr Justice John Murray and Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell, at the Supreme Court yesterday as they signed and issued a direction under the Constitution to give rise to the division of work between the new Court of Appeal and a reformed Supreme Court. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Some 258 cases from the Supreme Court’s waiting list have been transferred to the new Court of Appeal following a direction by the Chief Justice, M(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: as he departs to the new Court of Appeal, there is widespread agreement on the Commercial Court’s efficiency

When the new fast-track Commercial Court was set up a decade ago, the aim was to radically change the litigation landscape to achieve speedy determina(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton: awarded €2.1 million to a “very vulnerable” orphaned James Haughey against stockbroking firm Davy

Well-known developers Seán Dunne, Bernard McNamara, Paddy Kelly, Liam Carroll, Harry Crosbie, Jim Mansfield, and brothers Ray and Danny Grehan have a(...)

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(...)

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds with his wife, Kathleen, in 1996: he got a palpable buzz out of life and people, without a drop of alcohol passing his lips (apart from a sip of champagne in September 1994 when the IRA declared a ceasefire, his life’s great achievement). Photograph: Frank Miller

It was 1977, the general election was in full swing and the one feature that could not be ignored – apart from Fianna Fáil’s brazen, vote-buying mani(...)

A file image from 1986 of Albert Reynolds at the C&D Pet Food factory in Edgeworthstown Co Longford. Photograph: Collins

Despite his deteriorating health in recent years, the death of former Fianna Fail taoiseach Albert Reynolds has been met with shock and sadness in Lon(...)

Wexford’s Keith Rossiter fends off Clare’s Darach Honan. Nicky English believes the absence of Rossiter or Liam Óg McGovern would represent a serious blow for Wexford’s ambitions against Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

The main debilitating aspect of Wexford’s run of six championship matches in eight weeks is not principally tired minds and limbs but rather the likel(...)