With the High Court set to lose seven senior judges to the appeals court, one-fifth of its posts are up for grabs in a single round.

The Government is about to select 10 new judges for the superior courts in a move that will significantly alter the profile of the judiciary. The Jud(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  she roposes to extend adoption rights not only to same-sex civil partners but to cohabiting couples as well. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

With his draft version of the Children and Family Relationships Bill, Alan Shatter produced what would be the most significant overhaul of family law (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said the removal of surrogacy was because a Supreme Court decision was pending and there were “critical issues needing to be resolved”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has dropped plans to legislate for surrogacy as part of an overhaul of family law. The general scheme of the Children and Family Rela(...)

The Government has dropped plans to legislate for surrogacy as part of an overhaul of family law. File  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has dropped plans to legislate for surrogacy as part of an overhaul of family law. The general scheme of the Children and Family Relati(...)

The image of a punitive, judgemental God must be turned head over heels, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The image of a punitive, judgemental God must be turned head over heels, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.“Many of us grew u(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham said the balance of convenience for the public interest lay in refusing the application
Work on Kilkenny bridges to resume
  • Courts
  • September 23, 2014, 01:00

The Supreme Court yesterday refused to stop works being carried out on two bridges over the river Nore in Kilkenny city.Chief Justice Susan Denham sa(...)

In July of last year Mr Dunne was adjudicated a bankrupt by the High Court. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

The official in charge of Sean Dunne’s bankruptcy has launched High Court proceedings aimed at setting aside the bankrupt businessman’s transfer of an(...)

Swiss Guards at the Vatican. An Extraordinary Synod of Bishops begins in Rome on October 5th.

Traditionalists in Rome’s College of Cardinals have decided to get their revenge in first, so to speak, prior to the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops wh(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in the High Court today directed three dissident republicans must be released “forthwith” after finding the court has no jurisdiction to vary defective warrants under which they are detained.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three dissident republicans convicted of trying to buy weapons and explosives on behalf of the Real IRA are expected to walk free from prison later to(...)

Frank Cassidy –  Ireland’s representative to European crime-fighting agency, Eurojust. Photograph: Jakov Minic

Properties and other assets owned by Irish gangland or white-collar criminals in other jurisdictions are out of the reach of the Criminals Assets Bure(...)