“It is unfortunate that on this issue the Bar Council’s motto “Nolumus Mutari” (We Shall Not Be Changed) has triumphed.” Photograph: Frank Miller

During December the Legal Services Regulation Bill should complete its passage through both Houses of the Oireachtas. Unfortunately, because (...)

 Alan Shatter:  clashed with the Bar Council over the Legal Services Regulation Bill when he introduced it.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has excoriated the Bar Council for fighting “tooth and nail” against every reform proposed for the legal pr(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said reforms “represent substantial progress”.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has defended her legal reforms as “pragmatic” in the face of criticism from a State watchdog which alleged sh(...)

 Federal Reserve chairwoman  Janet Yellen testifies before the House finance committee  in Washington. PhotographGetty Images

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, said the US economy was performing well and that Fed rate-setters might consider raising rates at the(...)

A mother who claims her daughter suffered ‘horrendous adverse effects’ after receiving the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has brought legal proceedings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A mother who claims her daughter suffered “horrendous adverse effects” after receiving the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has brought legal proce(...)

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said consideration was being given to alternatives to Lariam.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A working group on the prevention of malaria among Irish soldiers serving abroad is due to report to Minister for Defence Simon Coveney later this yea(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Coalition is to promise one of its most contentious and delayed pieces of legislation will be in place by Christmas, leading to renewed suggest(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)

‘The Government was taking a “prudent” approach, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (above) has said, surely stretching the meaning of that word well beyond its known limits.’  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the troika came to town in late 2010, the Government of the day agreed – as part of the bailout plan – to have an independent regulator for legal(...)

Bloxham: Demise still being played out in courts. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three years after one of the State’s largest stockbroking firms collapsed amid accounting irregularities and subsequent findings of malpractice, the b(...)