Coverage found in contempt of court: The DPP had claimed the publication of material on the Anglo Tapes was calculated to interfere with the criminal trial process. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

The High Court has found Independent Newspapers in contempt of court over part of its Anglo Tapes coverage. Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley ruled no detail(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who has retired, has been  described as an “innovator” and a “strong advocate” of the rights of victims who was instrumental in putting together a structured criminal justice system that is “fit for purpose”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior criminal judge Mr Justice Paul Carney has retired after warm tributes were paid to him at the Four Courts.Tributes were lead(...)

Last week’s order permits demolition of the home at Tinode, Blessington, Co Wicklow, on the N81 road between Tallaght and Blessington, of Gregory Kinsella, his partner and their young child. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 1:28

A young family’s chalet home built near Blessington, Co Wicklow must be demolished by January 31st next, the High Court has ruled. An order for demoli(...)

This case will set a precedent for what should be done when there is a breach of the McKenna Principles, as determined by the Supreme Court, governing the conduct of referendum campaigns.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A seven-judge Supreme Court has unanimously refused to order a re-running of the 2012 Children’s Referendum after finding a Dublin woman had failed to(...)

A High Court judge has reserved his decision on an action by former minister for justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Courts Collins

A High Court judge has reserved his decision on an action by former minister for justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report conc(...)

Assistant Commissioner John Fintan Fanning said he was “uncomfortable” being asked certain questions as he was conscious he has a statutory obligation not to affiliate or associate with any political group.

An Assistant Garda commissioner has claimed he was asked by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan during interviews for the position of deputy commissi(...)

Seán Guerin SC said he had communicated with Kevin Clarke, an official in the Department of Justice nominated by the then minister as a point of contact. Photograph: Collins

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter wrote to the Taoiseach and Ceann Comhairle urging that aspects of the Guerin report concerning his handling o(...)

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter felt he had no alternative but to resign his position as Minister following the Seán Guerin’s report, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter was left in an “untenable” position after publication of a report concerning his handling of complaints made (...)

Mr Justice David Keane said the wife, a mother of four children and full-time homemaker, is entitled to the €1.6 million family home; a €1.7million holiday home; €18,000 monthly maintenance  and half of the man’s €1.8 million pension scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A wife is entitled to a decree of judicial separation because she cannot be reasonably expected to remain with her “extremely dynamic” businessman hus(...)

Protesters mark the 15th anniversary of the direct provision system in Ireland  outside the Department of Justice earlier this month.  Pictured at front are Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, who live in direct provision in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“I feel I belong to the last class,” a resident of direct provision has told a human rights school in Dublin. Sylvia Mbasinge, who has lived in direc(...)