High Court judge Daniel Herbert, whose retirement in the coming weeks may prompt the Minister for Justice to name a fourth High Court judge nominee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government will nominate up to four new High Court judges at today’s Cabinet meeting after a month of deliberations on a major round of appointme(...)

Two recent family law cases have highlighted the issue of whether a company will be able to maintain its separate legal identity when its major shareh(...)

Journalist Gavin Sheridan: attempted to use European environmental legislation to extract  information from Nama.

A dispute between a journalist and Nama over the meaning of the word “including” has spent four years travelling through the Irish courts with a final(...)

The Chief Justice  Ms Justice Susan Denham: wrote to the Government  lat year warning that it risked creating a “second-best” judiciary by refusing to ease the financial burden on High Court judges who lived outside Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The body that advises Government on judicial appointments has met to discuss the latest round of High Court vacancies after a senior barrister withdr(...)

The late Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, which attacks the US government as immoral for tolerating homosexuality. Photograph: Steve Hebert/New York Times

Newton’s third law – that every action has an equal and opposite reaction – can be easily proved in debates on many social issues being fought betw(...)

Pope Francis: praying for change. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

Cardinal George Pell was in jocular form during the first week of the current synod of bishops in Rome. Prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the E(...)

Thomas Darcy

A bank is seeking to enforce repossession orders over properties owned by a candidate in this year’s European elections and his wife.AIB obtained summ(...)

The inquiry has the power to fine regulated corporations up to €10 million or 10 per cent of turnover depending on certain factors. Individuals can be fined up to €1 million provided this will not bankrupt them.

The Central Bank of Ireland will reveal today the names of a high-powered inquiry panel to investigate allegedly rogue banks and bankers. The first ca(...)

The Supreme Court has ruled an ‘unexplained and blameworthy’ proseuctorial delay over some 24 years entitles a woman to an order permanently halting her prosecution on charges arising from a ‘savage’ assault on her father.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Supreme Court has ruled an “unexplained and blameworthy” proseuctorial delay over some 24 years entitles a woman to an order permanently halting h(...)

A local residents’ group has asked the Supreme Court to declare that planning decisions relating to a wind farm development on a mountain site at Derrybrien, Co Galway, did not permit the deforestation of more than 115,000 trees.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A local residents’ group has asked the Supreme Court to declare that planning decisions relating to a wind farm development on a mountain site at Derr(...)