The family courts moved into the Chambers building in August, but it has only been fully operational since the beginning of October. Image: Google Streetview

A survey of family lawyers in Cork has found temporary courts accommodation, provided during redevelopment, is “extremely unacceptable”. The majority (...)

 The Child Care Law Reporting Project has identified regional differences in the number of childcare orders sought. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

There are major variations in the number of childcare orders being sought in the courts in different parts of the country, latest figures show. The f(...)

St Vincent de Paul volunteers: the charity got nearly €130,000 from the poor box last year.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Charities and individuals received over €2 million from court poor boxes last year, the Courts Service figures show. Judges around the country direct(...)

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice  Susan Denham: transferred cases to Court of Appeal. Photograph: Frank Miller

Some 1,355 cases were transferred from the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal when it was established in 2014, figures from the Courts Service show.(...)

The Chief Justice Susan Denham: said the “enormous increase” in those in debt seeking bankruptcy themselves indicated people now saw bankruptcy “as providing some protection”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was a dramatic increase last year in the number of people applying to make themselves bankrupt and a 200 per cent increase in repossessions, n(...)

Chief Justice Mrs Justice Susan Denham said the enormous increase in those in debt seeking bankruptcy themselves was “a dramatic turn of events” Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

There was a dramatic increase last year in the number of people applying to make themselves bankrupt, figures from the Courts Service show. Some 448 p(...)

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said there had in recent weeks been a problem because there were not enough registrars for available judges. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Serious delays in dealing with court cases will result from a continuing shortage of registrars, High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has s(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: says there are problems with the penalty points system, whose credibility has been damaged by recent controversies including gardaí cancelling points. Photograph: Garrett White

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe says he is unhappy with the current level of road traffic policing and wants the strength of the Garda Traffic (...)

Four Courts Dublin: male judges’ average expenses exceeded those of female judges in every one of the six years for which figures were supplied by the Courts Service, as well as in every court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Irish Times

Women judges across all courts claimed on average half the expenses of their male counterparts between 2008 and 2013, according to recent figures.Mal(...)

Figures released by the Courts Service show some judges claimed almost €49,000 more than their colleagues at the same level for travel, subsistence and judicial attire and incidental expenses, in a 12-month period.

There are huge variations in the expenses claimed by judges at all levels, according to figures released by the Courts Service. They show that some ju(...)