Transparency International Ireland chief executive John Devitt said the free advice scheme  would advise whistleblowers on their rights and how to negotiate the system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State has agreed in principle to fund a new, free legal advice centre for whistleblowers, according to the anti-corruption campaign group Transpa(...)

Dr Lydia Foy with solicitor Michael Farrell outside the High Court after it ruled that the State had breached her rights. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the early 1970s he was arrested after clambering on top of an armoured personnel carrier on the Falls Road in Belfast to address protesters. He lat(...)

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) wants the appeal court to set aside a decision it is liable in respect of the Setanta claims. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal will rule later on the appeal by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) against a finding it is liable for hundreds of outst(...)

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland maintains it is not liable for   claims following the collapse of Setanta Insurance in 2014 and wants the Court of Appeal to set aside a High Court decision that it must pay out  in respect to  persons insured with Setanta at the time of its liquidation. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Law Society has argued that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) is liable for hundreds of outstanding claims following the collapse of S(...)

Following the Maltese-registered Setanta’s liquidation, some 1,750 claims by and against its policyholders remained in existence

An appeal by the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) against a High Court ruling that it must pay out on outstanding claims following the collap(...)

The overall €3.67 million paid out by the Law Society compensation fund in 2014 compared to €2.85 million in 2013, €4.3 million in 2012 and €3.69 million in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

The amount paid out in claims by the Law Society to compensate clients of rogue solicitors rose by 29 per cent to €3.67 million in 2014. The Law Soci(...)

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(...)

The Law Society of Ireland has said there were 4,623 practising female solicitors and 4,609 male solicitors in the Republic at the end of 2014. File photograph: Getty Images

The trend whereby about two-thirds of all newly qualified solicitors in Ireland are female is likely to continue, the Law Society of Ireland has said.(...)

 John Perry with his Fine Gael  party leader Enda Kenny.  File photograph: The Irish Times

John Perry TD will be added to the Fine Gael election ticket for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, it was revealed in the High Court on Tuesday. Mr Pe(...)

Kevin O’Higgins: unable to locate chain since he last wore it at an official function in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

The body that represents solicitors in Ireland is to commission a new gold chain for its president after the original was lost. The Law Society of Ir(...)