An act of nuisance falls under Irish Tort Law, that is to say you are suffering an unreasonable interference to the enjoyment of your land which originated from another’s land. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I live in the middle of an inner city terrace and have a problem with open drains from my next door neighbour’s front drains. The neighbour’s(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (left) pictured with Flor McCarthy at the launch of his book The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing and Growing a Business. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“We’re coming out of a very deep recession that’s had a huge impact on small law firms,” says Flor McCarthy, author of a new book on the difficult tas(...)

Maurice Curran came to public prominence in 1991 when appointed by then minister for industry and commerce Desmond O’Malley as government inspector to(...)

Loose windows: you should take steps to ensure that all of the individual apartment owners/occupants are notified so that they can have the opportunity to have their windows checked and re-secured if necessary

Q I live on the fourth floor of an apartment block. Recently one of the windows fell out on to my daughter who was standing in the kitchen (she hur(...)

Katherine Delahunt-O’Byrnes, who has died aged 58, was a brilliant lawyer who made history by becoming the first female solicitor to be appointed a ju(...)

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(...)

George’s Court in Smithfield is 65 per cent occupied and tenants include the Office of Public Works and the Law Society of Ireland

A Norwegian investor has paid €28.65 million for an office investment in Smithfield, Dublin 7, which was developed by Liam Carroll’s Zoe Developments (...)

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop: Lobbyists have been a feature of our business and political landscape for a considerable time and can have a very significant influence in the public and private sector. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can nearly picture the scene: a grinning politician presses the palm of a silk-suited stranger, smiling as he is ushered into a quiet room. The(...)

The Law Society of Ireland welcomed its freshest crop of solicitors with a parchment ceremony at Blackhall Place last month. Fifty-two new lawyers were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland welcomed its freshest crop of solicitors with a parchment ceremony at Blackhall Place late last month. Fifty-two newly qual(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said the European Commission had found “some of the current restrictions being applied in this jurisdiction may be disproportionate.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

The European Commission is taking infringement proceedings against Ireland in connection with an alleged breach of a directive which eased restriction(...)