The annual general meeting of the Northern Ireland Bridge Union (NIBU) will be held on Sunday June 16th at La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast. Th(...)

Armed gardaí near the family courts in Smithfield, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

A permanent Garda presence had been approved for the Phoenix House family court facility in Smithfield, Dublin just three days before a man held sever(...)

Gardaí at a cordon  in front of the family court building at Phoenix House in Smithfield, which was evacuated after a suspect device was found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The week before Christmas is dreaded by many family court lawyers and judges. For some parents, mostly fathers, it is their last chance to be granted (...)

 Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter who said the legislation would lead to better outcomes for patients without generating large increases in costs to the taxpayer.

The Government has started work on “open disclosure” legislation which would allow medical professionals to inform patients and their families of medi(...)

The successful nominees were selected from a list of candidates put forward by the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.

The Government has nominated senior counsels Marie Baker and Bronagh O’Hanlon and solicitor Max Barrett for appointment by the President to the High C(...)

Controversy continues over Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s budget speech on “gold-plated” policies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

HARRY McGEE More than half the people with health insurance policies will be hit by the Government’s controversial decision to reduce tax relief on pr(...)

The chances of Irish hospital patients dying after surgery are 2.6 times higher here than in the UK, said Dr Áine Carroll, the(...)