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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, said Jim  O’Callaghan, who is a barrister, could have recused himself from representing former Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Barristers cannot discriminate against anyone on the basis of their politics, the Bar Council has said in response to a controversy about the Fianna F(...)

  Senator Ivana Bacik said she was particularly pleased to accept the award in 2019, marking 100 years since the passage in Westminster of a 1919 Act, applicable to Ireland, which removed a legal ban on women entering the professions and the senior civil service. She is pictured here with her mother  Rina. Photograph: Twitter

Women lawyers continue to face “real obstacles” and to be “greatly outnumbered” by men at senior ranks in the legal profession, a leading law academic(...)

Working on child sex cases makes prosecutors “hyper-vigilant” for their own children.  Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The young barrister had been sitting at the bar for at least five minutes, an untouched pint in front of him, when he realised he had been staring at (...)

Sixty-five per cent of law graduates are women, yet this number drops immediately as soon as women begin to work

With 77 per cent of women aged between 25 and 54 employed outside of the home in 2018, a record number of women are now part of the Irish workforce. (...)

A review group was appointed last September  to examine how sexual offences are dealt with by gardaí and the courts. Photograph: iStock

Rape victims should be allowed give evidence by video-link, consideration should be given to allow them pre-record their evidence, and “rape myths” ca(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: ‘It’s important that as well as education and healthcare that we have a more comprehensive mental health service within our prison system.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ireland can do “much more” to address the problem of severely mentally ill people being kept in prison, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said(...)

Former Circuit Court President Mr Justice Ray Groarke

The only feature of support missing in Court 28 of the Circuit Civil Court on Friday when Mr Justice Ray Groarke handed over the presidency of the cou(...)

There is automatic recognition, in almost all cases, in Ireland, of foreign divorces covered by an EU regulation called the Brussels II bis, but this would cease after Brexit.

A law may be needed post-Brexit to avoid the creation of “limping marriages”, the Bar Council has told the Department of Justice in a briefing paper. (...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan pictured in the Four Courts on her last day as a Supreme Court  judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court judge has warned there is a “real risk” the courts will be unable to administer justice in line with the Constitution and European Con(...)

Leona O’Callaghan addresses the Bar Council conference Laws and Effects. Photograph: The Bar of Ireland/Twitter

A woman who was raped as a child has told a Bar Council conference that while she continued to function through her childhood, she collapsed when havi(...)

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