There is a subtle but important difference between the understanding journalists have of the ethical/legal right and duty to protect sources and that (...)

Legal proceedings centre on the competing rights of sheep farmers to graze flocks. Defendants in the case include the descendants of tenants going back as far as 1925.

A High Court judge has imposed a 3mph speed limit on vehicles operating on a mountain windfarm project in a bid to stop sheep being scared. Mr (...)

Jennifer Fitzgerald, of Xanadu, Sorrento Road, Dalkey. Photograph: Collins Courts

Artist and former international model Jennifer Fitzgerald is to challenge in the High Court the granting by the Circuit Civil Court of a repossession (...)

Counsel for the sex offender claimed the breach of his privacy was among the most severe cases in the UK.   File photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A convicted child abuser should be awarded up to £100,000 in damages for being featured on a Facebook page set up to monitor paedophiles in Northern I(...)

Then editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy and Irish Times journalist Colm Keena at the Mahon tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2006. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On September 21st, 2006, The Irish Times ran a story on its front page under the headline “Tribunal examines payments to Taoiseach”. The report, by(...)

David Barniville,  chairman of  the  Bar Council: “I think perhaps it was a bit provocative and I don’t think it represents the views of many solicitors either.”    Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The representative body for barristers has described as “unfortunate and rather silly” a claim by the Law Society that solicitors have wider experienc(...)

The then editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy and journalist Colm Keena at Dublin Castle in 2006. Ms Kennedy said “the story was manifestly in the public interest.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Irish Times has lost its case at the European Court of Human Rights over a decision to make the newspaper pay the costs of its successful legal(...)

If convicted in the US, Eric Eoin Marques could spending the remainder of his life in prison as the charges he faces could result in a sentence totalling 100 years.

The High Court has refused to put a stay of the extradition proceedings of an Irish man wanted in the US and described as “the largest facilitator of (...)

The Supreme Court had previously upheld the appeal by Kennedy and Keena against the High Court ruling that they should reveal their sources in relation to the Mahon tribunal story. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Irish Times has lost its case at the European Court of Human Rights over a decision to award costs against the newspaper despite the paper havi(...)

Prof Martin Corbally. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An appeal with important implications for the regulation of the medical and healthcare professions has opened at the Supreme Court.The five-judge cou(...)