In the shadows: to pursue cartels and price-fixing conspiracies, investigators from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission must search for operations that, by their very nature, do everything they can to remain secret. photograph: thinkstock

At a court sentencing in Galway in 2012, the final chapter in a complex story of price-fixing came to a close when Pat Hegarty, a then 40-year-old for(...)

Peadar Macken brought an application  in 2009, stating it was his constitutional right to have his trial heard through Irish in front of a bilingual jury. The application was rejected by then Circuit Court judge Raymond Groarke (above).

A Rosmuc man, who was unsuccessful in his five-year bid to have his trial heard in Irish in front of a bilingual jury, will have to wait a bit longer (...)

Mary O’Rourke: A TD has no more entitlement to be told what goes on in a family law court than does a reporter or an editor.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Due, I believe, to a misunderstanding, several references to the former Fianna Fáil deputy leader Mary O’Rourke were removed, on legal advice, from my(...)

Judge Desmond Hogan said he was not acting on a request from a politician or anyone else connected with the case. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A Circuit Court judge has claimed he had no intention of influencing the outcome of a family law case by raising it with a High Court colleague and de(...)

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(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)