The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed  the man’s suspended sentence on grounds that it was unduly lenient. Photograph: Collins

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl, having been in a prior relationship with her mother, has had a three-year suspended sentence upheld by the(...)

File photograph of Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robber. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins

Armed robber Frank Ward, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on appeal for the shooting of publican Charlie Chawke during a robbery, has had an(...)

A man who “put the fear of God into people” with imitation firearms has failed to have his sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm reduced by the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

A man who “put the fear of God into people” with imitation firearms has failed to have his sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm reduced by(...)

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(...)

Blackrock Clinic’s main shareholders are resisting an application for €2.4 million summary judgment orders to be entered against them at the Commercia(...)

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

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(...)

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(...)

When it mattered most, their survival instincts rescued them. And yet, as their supporters around the 20th green – the second hole on the O’Meara Cour(...)