Some 37 per cent of respondents to the study by the Bar of Ireland said they had encountered masters, colleagues, solicitors and judges who had a negative bearing on their career. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Almost two-thirds of women barristers have experienced discrimination during their careers, according to a survey which cites an “underbelly” of casua(...)

Frank Masterson placing his protest placards at the meeting in the Killeshin Hotel on Saturday. Photograph: Conor Pope/The Irish Times

“I can’t say this in my voice because I will cry,” the hastily scribbled note started. “But I have decided that the day they come to evict me I will h(...)

As regards the question of making major appointments, when Mr Reynolds, as caretaker, in 1994, filled two casual vacancies in the Seanad and appointed an Irish consul in Pakistan.Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of the few things, which does seem relatively certain amidst the encircling gloom of uncertainty is that, come Thursday evening, we shall have a c(...)

The Bar Council retains the right to refuse membership of the Law Library to barristers in employment or new business models. The Law Society retains financial and accounting oversight of solicitors.

After years of delay, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald expects to commence legislation to overhaul the legal professions early in 2016. Records(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan’s role came under scrutiny following the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In his recent book, Inside the Room: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Crisis Government, former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore describes Enda Kenny’s reaction w(...)

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy: medal for bravery awarded for exceptional courage and resolve in the face of debilitating bubble-blindness. Photograph: AP Photo/ Thierry Charlier

'Dragon's Den' Enterprise Award Start-ups are springing up all over Leinster House as the SME sector experiences significant uplift on the poli(...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

“Oh, the chap has his critics,” he goes. “Alleging this, that and the other. But I always say to people, ‘Do you know the real reason why he’s such a bloody titan when it comes to business? Look at his hair, for heaven’s sakes!

The first thing that hits me when I put the key in the old man’s front door is this, like, machinegun blast of obnoxious laughter – “haw, haw, haw,(...)

The seats have been put out – 300 of them, with a glossy brochure on each one. There’s, like, music in the room – we’re talking, like, Vivaldi? – and (...)

Ervallagh Harbour, Roundstone, Connemara

1. Ervallagh Harbour, Roundstone, Connemara Roundstone, in local Connemara parlance, has long been termed C4; as many from Dublin 4 descen(...)