Dolphin House, East Essex Street,  which houses the family court.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Lawyers working in family law have raised concerns about plans to move child-protection cases from Dolphin House in Dublin to the Chancery Street Cour(...)

The Minister for Justice  brought a number of powers included in the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 into force this week, including one that will give single parents greater rights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Major changes to Ireland’s family law rules will mean some cases will take significantly longer to handle and will require more children to come befor(...)

Court fines may be paid in instalments through post offices across the country under a new system that is due to begin on Friday

Court fines may be paid in instalments through post offices across the country under a new system that is due to begin on Friday. Fines can already (...)

Chief Justice Mrs Justice Susan Denham and  Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: they were well aware of the OPW stance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Chief Justice Mrs Justice Susan Denham pushed for Supreme Court accommodation to be included in a proposed new family and children’s court complex in(...)

In its first full year operating under new rules, the Supreme Court received 88 new applications for leave-to-appeal and dealt with 38 of the cases, rejecting 26.

The Supreme Court granted permission for 12 new cases to be appealed before it in 2015, rejecting more than two out of every three leave-to-appeal app(...)

The Dolphin House courts building, which has five courtrooms, does not have scanning equipment at its entrance. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Judges at Dublin District Family Court had raised concerns about security before the assault on a judge last week. Garda authorities, who have respo(...)

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.(...)