The legal practice operated by high profile solicitor Frank Buttimer received the highest amount in criminal legal aid payments last year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA.

The legal practice operated by solicitor Frank Buttimer received the highest amount in criminal legal aid payments last year, securing €709,667 (in(...)

Deirdre Rice, centre co ordinator with MABS in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Outside Storm Rachel is making its presence felt in the seaside town of Bray on a cold Thursday in January. Inside the local Money Advice and Budgetin(...)

A water meter installed in West Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin.

Contempt of court applications over alleged breaches of orders prohibiting interference with water meter installers will be heard in the High Court ne(...)

A judge has decided not to rule on a test case over legal aid for anti-water charge protesters.

A judge has decided not to rule on a test case over legal aid for anti-water charge protesters. The decision was made because the Legal Aid Board has (...)

A Dublin District Family Court judge has appointed a guardian for the mother of a child in State care after hearing that the woman did not have the ca(...)

Muriel Walls, chairwoman of the Legal Aid Board – it is “. . . extremely difficult for the board to provide much needed services as speedily as we would like”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Cuts to resources combined with a “dramatic increase” in the demand for legal aid since the economic downturn have made it “extremely difficult” for t(...)

Recent reports in this newspaper about the Government review of expenditure have focused attention on the fees paid to barristers by state agencies. T(...)

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

For some couples, divorce has been off the agenda for the past few years, as a combination of tough personal financial circumstances, falling property(...)

Martin Coyne facing eviction 1:20

An order for the eviction of a couple from the home they have lived in for 15 years can be sent to the County Sheriff for execution, a judge has sa(...)