The Law Society of Ireland and the Society of King’s Inns have played monopoly roles in training for the legal professions since long before the foundation of the State. File photograph: Eric Luke

The monopoly roles played by the Law Society and the Society of King’s Inns in providing professional training to become, respectively, solicitors and(...)

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson

The actions of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe in attending a dinner that breached public health rules is a “test for the judiciary”, Labour’s Brend(...)

Bríd Smith: “This is a war on workers, and it is time for workers to fight back”

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has written to People Before Profit Deputy Bríd Smith saying he is reviewing her comments in relation to a High Court(...)

Supreme Court judge John McMenamin. File photograph: Collins

Supreme Court judge John McMenamin has called for legislation changing the eligibility limits for legal aid to be examined. Delivering the annual Bri(...)

Senator Michael McDowell had repeatedly called elements of the  legislation unconstitutional. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The lapsing of the controversial judicial appointments Bill with the dissolution of the Dáil has been welcomed by members of the judiciary and politic(...)

Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin participates in the Thousand Scarlet Robes March at the weekend in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Getty

An Irish Supreme Court judge has described a demonstration of dozens European judges in Warsaw in defence of their Polish colleagues as a “humbling” e(...)

Mr Justice John MacMenamin in Warsaw for protest in support of Polish judges. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty

European Judges are not used to being greeted with applause – at least, that is, until Saturday afternoon in Warsaw. Dressed in black pleated robes t(...)

Protesters rallied in support of the Polish judiciary in December 2019. Judges from across Europe will take part in a silent protest in Warsaw on January 11th. Photograph: Krystian Dobuszynski/NurPhoto via Getty

The body representing Irish judges will condemn the Polish government’s “unrelenting threats” to judicial independence in a strongly worded letter to (...)

Supreme Court judge John Mac Menamin will represent his colleagues at a silent protest in Warsaw on Saturday over the erosion of the rule of law in the country. Photograph: Alan Betson

Under the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Poland has been sliding towards authoritarianism. It has polarised national life by whipping up fe(...)

Mr Justice John McMenamin:  will march in full robes with Polish and European colleagues at the protest against curbs on the Polish legal system.  Photograph: Eric Luke

An Irish Supreme Court judge is to participate in a protest march in support of Polish colleagues who say their independence is being systematically e(...)

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