The Government has nominated barrister Isobel Kennedy for appointment as a High Court judge. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated barrister Isobel Kennedy for appointment as a High Court judge. Ms Kennedy, a senior counsel since 2003, is a criminal la(...)

A Longford man has admitted a string of social welfare frauds involving more than €50,000

A Longford man has admitted a string of social welfare frauds involving more than €50,000. The charges stretch back almost 10 years, Longford Circuit (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Alan Mahon is among the seven judges who will fill key vacancies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the cabinet moved to fill seven key judicial vacancies. (...)

A mother who sexually exploited her young daughter has been handed a 14-year sentence. The west of Ireland woman (47), who cannot be named to prote(...)

Longford Court House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A mother was today given a 14-year sentence for the sexual exploitation of her five-year old daughter. The 47-year-old west of Ireland woman had also (...)

Jockey Eddie O’Connell: has already been banned for four years for his part in the Yachvili incident.

The Turf Club has described as “hugely important” the role of the Betfair betting exchange in three individuals yesterday being disqualified from rac(...)

Judge Tony Hunt said it was “striking” that Monaghan could not offer any reason for the “disgusting” items he had posted.

A man who destroyed an ex-girlfriend’s life by posting vile sexual messages on a website seven years after she ended their brief relationship, has (...)

Judge Tony Hunt commented that sentencing in the matter was not a straightforward process. Photograph: Reuters

A judge has called for the reform of drugs legislation which has seen so-called drug mules charged with more (...)