Tusla chief executive Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Alan Betson.

In an interview in The Irish Times on Monday, Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, said the scrutiny brought to child (...)

From left: Finola Flanagan, full-time commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus, Justice Mary Laffoy and Senator Ivana Bacik at the recent Student Legal Convention in UCD. Photograph:  Orla Murray/Ark Photography

In a first for any legal profession in the world, women Irish solicitors now outnumber men practising in Ireland. Figures for the end of 2014 show the(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairwoman   of the Revenue Commissioners, described as  “particularly clever” the Government’s move to encourage more women candidates in politics. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many of the most senior legal and law-focused positions in the State are now held by women, following the appointment of the first female Garda Commi(...)

Philomena Lee: her search for her adopted son prompted the film. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Philomena is among the speakers who will address a conference on adoption at University College Cork (...)

A new information campaign aimed at the teenage children and their separating or divorcing parents has been launched. The eight-minute video entitled Finding Your Way features two teenagers, “Keith” and “Kathy”, addressing what happens to children when their parents separate. It urges children not to blame themselves if their parents split up.

A new information campaign aimed at the teenage children and their separating or divorcing parents has been launched. The eight-minute video entitled (...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham: chaired committe that has called for a radical overhaul of the judicial appointments process. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The State’s judges have called for a radical overhaul of the judicial appointments process, saying a merit-based system that limits Governments’ scope(...)

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(...)

Jennet Mapa and her husband Martin from Zimbabwe photographed at the Convention Centre where she received her Irish citizenship. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish  Times

Some 4,400 people have been declared Irish citizens yesterday in a series of ceremonies held in the Convention Centre in Dublin. In the last of four c(...)

Noeline Blackwell, director of Flac, Judge Rosemary Horgan, President of the District Court,  and Dr Carol Coulter, director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, at the launch of the childlawproject.ie website in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A pioneering new reporting project will go a long way to filling a “void of information” on how the courts deal with sensitive childcare cases,(...)