Solicitor guilty of misconduct in attempting to cover up earlier mistake Kean v. Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal [2014]IEHC 432 (High Court, Kearns P(...)

Sophie Magennis, head of office with UNHCR in Ireland, said alternative dispute resolution could be considered as a way of reducing the backlog of cases at the High Court.. Photograph: Eric Luke

It would take more than 4½ years to clear the backlog of 1,000 asylum cases in the High Court, a conference heard yesterday. Delays in hearing appeal(...)

Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham: she and four other Supreme Court judges rejected the High Court finding that the 14-day limit breached
s
 EU law principles of effectiveness and equivalence.

A significant High Court ruling allowing a South African family leave for judicial review, on EU law grounds, of (...)

 Ms Justice Maureen Harding Clark

In a written judgement published in February, High Court judge Ms Justice Maureen Harding Clark aimed withering criticism at the Refugee Appeal(...)

In a recent piece, this paper reported the comments of Mr Justice Gerard Hogan at the European Database of Asylum Law Conference, to which I al(...)


Alan Shatter: had 

a strained relationship with the judiciary

The Government has introduced new procedures aimed at speeding up the processing of 3,800 asylum seekers ’ cases. Regulations came into force today th(...)

Mr Justice Colm MacEochaidh quashed refusal due to errors in how tribunal member decided he did not believe applicant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A man who claimed he fled his native Iran fearing he would be persecuted over his gay sexual orientation and after being raped by a police officer’s s(...)

An employee distributes newspapers, with a photograph of US former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden seen on a page, at an underground walkway in central Moscow yesterday.  The headline reads: “Snowden will be nominated for Nobel”. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

In Ireland, a refugee is someone who has left their home country because of a “well-founded fear” of being persecuted and is unwilling to return to it(...)