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Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the first woman president of the High Court, will retire in July.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Mary Irvine, who retires in July as the first woman president of the High Court, endured a baptism of fire, steering the court through Covid-19, fast-(...)

Marian Lingurar jnr was found guilty of the manslaughter of Co Galway publican John Kenny in 2011 as well as a second charge of trespass. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A pub doorman who left his employer to die on a toilet floor after a violent robbery has had his nine-year jail term imposed for manslaughter reduced (...)

Border row: Article 16’s power is exaggerated and controversies over it have made it difficult to use. Illustration: Getty

I regret to inform you the Northern Ireland protocol story is still happening, although it is now a debate the UK is having entirely with itself. As (...)

The law changes, tabled by Justice Minister Naomi Long, passed their final stage in the  Stormont Assembly on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

Upskirting and cyberflashing are to become specific criminal offences under new legislation passed by the Stormont Assembly. Non-fatal strangulation(...)

John Shaw,  the country’s longest serving prisoner. Photograph: RTÉ

The Republic’s longest-serving prisoner, rapist and murderer John Shaw, is set to bring a fresh legal challenge to secure temporary release from priso(...)

A High Court judge was “mistaken” in not deciding if a warrant issued for the seizure of the phone of a provincial newspaper editor was valid or invalid, the Court of Appeal has heard. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A High Court judge was “mistaken” in not deciding if a warrant issued for the seizure of the phone of a provincial newspaper editor was valid or inval(...)

An X-ray image of a fractured wrist. The guidelines on personal injury awards were welcomed by the insurance industry, although some campaigners for lower awards maintained they did not go far enough. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Senior judges are facing a major dilemma caused by a rising number of constitutional challenges to judge-approved guidelines slashing damages awards f(...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions had appealed the certification, saying the evidence relied on by the jury in the original trial was honest and given by a psychiatric expert

The Court of Appeal has upheld a miscarriage of justice finding in the case of a father who spent 16 years in prison before he was found not guilty by(...)

Aisling Vickers at home in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow: ‘I’ve survived this, I’ve moved on, and I should be able to identify myself if I so wish.’ Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Laws are in place to protect rape victims who wish to maintain their privacy while seeking justice but they also allow survivors come forward and waiv(...)

 Thomas ‘Toddy’ Dooley suffered eight blows to his head, which shattered his skull, disfigured his face and left fragments of bone lodged in his brain.

Two men have had their convictions quashed for the “savage” murder of a 64-year-old Offaly man who was beaten to death with a baseball bat in his own (...)

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