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The Four Courts. Photograph: iStock

More than half of barristers are worried about their ability to stay in practice this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to bite, according to(...)

Serious difficulties develop where a charity is dominated by a single trustee, or where there is too much control by related parties, such as a family. Photograph: iStock

Credit cards and travel expenses are the most common areas where difficulties arise for charities in relation to people getting improper financial ben(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee says the commission’s recommendations will be based on merit alone, but we are not told what are the criteria for merit or how they will be decided. Photo: Sam Boal/

Nearly every attempt at changing the system for selecting judges has been a short-term response to an immediate political problem. The Judicial Appoi(...)

The Bar Council confirmed to The Irish Times it had ‘received formal notification from Dublin City Council that all appeals have been considered and approved’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin City Council has been forced into a climbdown over a demand that barristers pay back thousands of euro in State pandemic grants which it had cl(...)

To qualify for the grant, barristers had to be earning less than €100,000 per annum. File photograph: Getty

Barristers have been told that a demand to give back thousands of euros in Covid grants paid in error may be unlawful, according to correspondence see(...)

Sources in the Law Library said the grant had been relied on by many junior barristers, often younger and less experienced, who had seen their incomes severely impacted by Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

About 150 barristers have been asked to repay grants totalling €750,000 approved and paid in error under a Government Covid-19 grant scheme. Dublin C(...)

 Séamus Woulfe: found himself at the centre of controversy following his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society Clifden dinner in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séamus Woulfe (58) was born in Raheny in 1962 and like so many of his colleagues at the Bar and on the bench, was educated at Belvedere College before(...)

The Bar Council recognised that devils’ attendance at court had been ‘significantly impacted’ by the pandemic. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Apprentice barristers are missing out on vital work experience as many cannot attend court due to Covid-19 restrictions. Under Courts Service regulat(...)

Maura McNally says it is  wrong to think most barristers are wealthy. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The majority of the State’s barristers are facing a stark challenge to the financial viability of their chosen career, the new Chair of the Council of(...)

The Four Courts complex in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The arrangement whereby the Bar Council is given free accommodation in the Four Courts is unlawful, it has been claimed. The claim is the subject of (...)

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