Dorothea Dowling, Chairperson, MIAB, at the launch of the Motor Insurance Advisory Board report in 2002.  Photograph: Eric Luke

It seems that rapidly escalating motor insurance premium charges are about to create a similar crisis to that faced in 1998 which led to the Motor (...)

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(...)

A file image of  Mary Stokes who challenged the admissions policy of the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by a boy from the Traveller community who challenged the refusal of his admission to the Christi(...)

Christopher Corcoran outside Dublin Circuit Court after he was found not guilty by direction of holding a Securicor staff member and his family hostage in 2005. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two men previously jailed for taking part in the kidnapping of a family have been found not guilty after a “dramatic” ruling that mobile phone records(...)

New legislation on the employment law framework seeks to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and simplify a process of referral

Last month, details of the conditions endured by three Filipina maids at the residence of the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates made national h(...)

Armed policemen patrol near the exit of a railway station in Urumqi, Xinjiang, after a bomb and knife attack in May, 2014, in which  three people were killed and 79 wounded. The use of capital punishment to combat separatist attacks in Xinjiang has caused an increase in the rate of executions carried out by Beijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

China executed about 2,400 people in 2013 and will execute the same number this year, as the use of capital punishment to combat separatist attacks in(...)

Mary Stokes, pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of a Supreme Court action taken by her on behalf of her son, John Stokes. Pic: Collins

A teenage Traveller has asked the Supreme Court to uphold a challenge to a secondary school’s admission policy of giving priority to sons of past pupi(...)

Former president of the High Court Mr Justice Richard Johnston with Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at the opening of the Michaelmas Law Term yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has warned against undermining the independence of judges and has appealed to all involved in the administration of (...)

 Former judge Catherine McGuinness: ‘I feel very strongly we need to vote Yes.’ Photograph: David Sleator

A new court of civil appeal is very necessary for a fast and fully considered determination of important legal cases and to help weed out more triv(...)

A new court of appeal

The fact that judges and politicians have an extremely prickly relationship is no reason why reforms that would benefit society and the economy(...)