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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the State over a finding that a law preventing the payment of child benefit to an Irish citizen chil(...)

Tony Walsh’s abuse of one boy in Ballyfermot from 1978 to 1983 was so extreme that he was sentenced in December 2010 to a total of 123 years.

Former priest Tony Walsh, who was jailed on Wednesday for indecently assaulting a boy 35 year ago, was described by the Murphy Commission as “the most(...)

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

Report found it was sometimes taking the Public Prosecution Service more than a year to decide whether to proceed with a charge, a time-frame described as ‘simply unacceptable’.

Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system is failing victims of sexual violence and abuse crimes time and time again, inspectors have warned. Faced (...)

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the plan as a means of breaking the current impasse, according to Fianna Fáil communications spokesman Timmy Dooley.

Ryanair’s first-half profit fell by 7 per cent to € 1.2 billion, as average fares declined due to excess capacity in Europe and repeated air traffic c(...)

Mr Sheehan claimed Breccia “took advantage” by buying loans obtained by him to purchase shares in the Blackrock Clinic for the purpose of now trying to acquire his shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Court of Appeal has ruled that two shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic are entitled to redeem their loans taken out to invest in the facilit(...)

Shane Ross  has frequently held up appointments because he wants to see new laws governing judicial appointments introduced. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is likely to propose appointments of new judges to the Court of Appeal in the coming weeks, following a highly u(...)

President of the Court of Appeal  George Birmingham: has warned of the impact of a shortage of judges in the court of appeal.

The President of the Court of Appeal has said he is having enough difficulty finding three judges to speak English, let alone Irish, due to a shortage(...)

George Birmingham said he hoped judges would soon be appointed so the number of cases  taken out and rescheduled would be reduced.

The new President of the Court of Appeal has warned waiting times of at least 20 months for appeal hearings will get worse and more hearing dates for (...)

Three-judge appeal court on Tuesday dismisses appeal by Niall Leonach and Noel Barry of the Enniskerry Walkers Association.

Two hillwakers have failed to prove as a matter of law a public right of way exists over 500 metres of a landowner’s property in an area of “great sce(...)

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