Former minister for justice Alan Shatter in the  Dáil  on June 19th where he described the Guerin report as  a kangaroo court.

A few weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Cabinet reshuffle, a senior Government figure privately asked why Alan Shatter just wouldn’t go away. The fru(...)

Frances Fitzgerald:  said the acting commissioner had initiated a comprehensive review of An Garda’s capacity to deal with emerging and complex crime, and this would have an important bearing on how the fraud bureau did its work.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she will “carefully consider” any proposals from An Garda Síochána to speed up investigations into w(...)

A decision on a replacement for Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, who retired from the Supreme Court last month, is imminent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is close to selecting a new Supreme Court judge and will fill at least one vacancy on the High Court in the coming weeks. A decision on(...)

The disciplinary code of the Bar of Ireland states that the tribunal’s procedures shall be in accordance with the rules of constitutional and natural justice. Photograph: David Sleator

Barristers don’t handle client money and they have less direct interaction with the public than solicitors. They are also fewer in number than the oth(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: legislation to overhaul the legal profession was published by the then minister. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The European Commission has urged the Government to enact the long-delayed Legal Services Regulation Bill by the end of the year, including the plan (...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan SC addressing the Bar Council annual conference in Westport over the weekend. The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, spoke at the conference of the “ many, many able women lawyers”. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The president of the High Court has urged qualified women to apply for places on the bench when lots of vacancies arise in the coming months. With nin(...)

Remy Farrell SC: the specialist in white-collar crime told the Bar Council annual conference  at the weekend it was a “scandal” that investigators were “at breaking point”, with lack of investment enabling large-scale fraud to go undetected. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s regulatory agencies are so stretched by an “endemic” lack of resources that many reports of white-collar crime are not even being read by (...)

 Chairman of the Bar of Ireland David Nolan SC and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Bar of Ireland Conference in Westport at  the weekend. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Taoiseach Enda Kenny struck a conciliatory tone with barristers over contentious legal reforms, pledging to engage with them as late changes to the l(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will write to the retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly within two weeks outlining his account of events leading up to the retirement of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will write to the retired Supreme Court judge Nial Fennelly within two weeks outlining his account of events leading (...)

Its costs are high and opaque. While other sectors have undergone huge changes, its essential structure looks much like it did a century ago. It’s one(...)