President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The decision by President Michael D Higgins to sign the International Protection Bill (on immigration procedures) into law without referring it to the(...)

Attorney general Máire Whelan. She said those reporting court proceedings were performing an important public service

The Law Reform Commission is to examine whether defamation laws should be changed to protect court reporters who make honest mistakes. Donncha O’Conn(...)

“When criminal offences are framed around human characteristics such as ‘intention’ or ‘dishonesty’, it can be difficult to pinpoint a company’s responsibility, as opposed to that of a director or employee.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The financial crisis which we have just endured may have been the worst in our history. It had a number of causes, including questionable and probably(...)

The Law Reform Commission is seeking submissions from interested parties on a range of possible reforms that would affect how the Financial Regulator and other regulatory bodies conduct their work

Criminalising reckless trading and allowing for deferred prosecutions for corporations suspected of criminal behaviour, are among the topics being can(...)

It is increasingly clear that Ireland lags well behind other jurisdictions in its protection of surviving spouses, especially in cases of intestacy

December 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the primary legislation governing inheritance in Ireland. When introduced, the Succession(...)

Anyone who opens a bank or post office account must first produce detailed evidence of identity – including passport, driving licence, utility bill an(...)

A high number of cases that come before the District Courts are prosecutions that originated by way of a fixed charge notice for a road traffic offence. Photograph: Frank Miller

People with unpaid fines associated with road traffic offences would not be able to tax their cars or buy a new vehicle until the fine was cleared, u(...)

The reform commission recommends that only courts should be allowed to issue search warrants. Photograph: Frank Miller

“Dawn raids” should be restricted, gardaí should no longer be allowed issue search warrants, and High Court judges should be able to permit warrants (...)

Aoife McLysaght: “I would have loved to have had the college experience of living away from home”

The rest of your life beckons, and the next few years of it may be spent in college. Third-level education can be a defining stage of your life and(...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell made the remarks during a Court of Criminal Appeal quashing of the conviction of a Co Limerick man for the murder of his partner at their home in Craughwell, Co Galway in July 2005. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court judge has said it is “dispiriting” that, despite difficulties with the defence of provocation in Irish law being identified several ti(...)