A solicitor who took out a fraudulent mortgage after his father’s law firm got into trouble with the Law Society has avoided a prison sentence. File photograph: Mostafa Fawzy/Getty Images

A solicitor who took out a fraudulent mortgage after his father’s law firm got into trouble with the Law Society has avoided a prison sentence. Decla(...)

Mr Justice Paul McDermott confirmed a finding of misconduct against Michael  O’Sullivan made by a Law Society Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal  over deducting without agreement monies due to the client following settlement of a personal injuries case in February 2004.

A solicitor had “no insight” into his “unfair and unreasonable behaviour” in withholding part of a client’s €100,000 damages settlement towards legal (...)

Revenue officials said they were looking into using third-party data such as matching Local Property Tax details with income and payment records to detect non-compliance

The Revenue is stepping up efforts to tackle tax evasion by high-earning professionals, as part of a clampdown on the so-called shadow economy. Amon(...)

Almost 2,000 drivers have been able to avoid, over a 27-month period, conviction for driving offences, and the consequent application of penalty points on their licences

Judges should apply the law as enacted by the Oireachtas and end the practice of giving defendants the choice of paying into the poor box, Law Societ(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The 10 largest insurers wrote to him late last year calling for urgent action following the collapse of Setanta Insurance.

Motor insurers are growing increasingly concerned at the lack of Government action to tackle pressure on premiums due to the €90 million collapse of (...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: the airline has “intensified”  plan to capture a larger share of the business flyer market. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Cerberus write-off The Sunday Times reports that Patrick Kearney, one of the so-called Maple 10 investors who took part in a scheme to buy shares in (...)

A solicitor who served a prison term for forging health insurance claim forms has been struck off by the High Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A solicitor who served a prison term for forging health insurance claim forms has been struck off by the High Court. Patrick Enright (54), Glenlareh(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said numbers in legal profession were growing, just like An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next generation of Irish solicitors have been told their future is bright, following a sustained period of economic uncertainty and a shortage of(...)

Stormont Parliament buildings: The problem goes beyond everyone knowing everyone else, or of our ‘elites’ being more of a brass ring than a golden circle.  File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

I must confess to a provincial thrill at Northern Ireland’s Nama scandal – and I may not be alone. Last week’s BBC Spotlight investigation featured hi(...)

Fully-let: The Friary building in Smithfield, €2m

Commercial property advisers QRE are seeking €2 million for a high-yielding office investment in Smithfield, Dublin 7. The Friary was originally put(...)