The Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 was told issues around physical infrastructure capacities within the courts system were emerging. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a “seismic” change in how justice is administered in the State, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Legal representat(...)

The report also recommends that suspects charged with sex crimes should not be named when their cases are before the courts unless and until they are convicted. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The legal definition of media must be expanded to include social media to ensure the identities of people involved in sex crime cases are protected, t(...)

Maura McNally SC, The Bar of Ireland Photograph: McCabe Photography

Maura McNally SC has been elected Chair of the Council of The Bar of Ireland, the second-ever female head of the body that represents the bulk of the (...)

Normally clients get barristers’ services through their solicitors, but the direct access scheme allows organisations that register for it to circumvent this.

Barristers can give legal opinions direct to organisations including charities and State bodies, rather than through solicitors, to aid these groups i(...)

Representatives from a number of organisations at the launch of the Courting Disaster campaign at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin where it is proposed a new family law court be constructed.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography/PA Wire

A number of organisations have called on the Government to allocate funding for a dedicated family law court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin, (...)

The Committee’s report on reform of the family law system, published on Thursday,  includes a recommendation  that funding should be allocated for the construction of a long-promised purpose-built family law complex on the Hammond Lane site. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Serious consideration should be given to granting automatic guardian rights to unmarried fathers, an Oireachtas Committee has recommended. The Joint(...)

Garrett Cooney’s legal career spanned 45 years. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

One of Ireland’s most prominent barristers Garrett Cooney has died following a short illness. Although he acquired a reputation as a leading practiti(...)

Micheál P O’Higgins works as a barrister in general practice with a particular specialisation in administrative, crime and constitutional law

Micheál P O’Higgins SC has been elected as the new chairman of the Council of The Bar of Ireland, the representative body for barristers in Ireland. (...)

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has taken the Information Commissioner to the High Court for ordering the release of letters about increases(...)

Revenue: a class-action  approach would be “an important efficiency measure” which would allow the Tax Appeal Commission to “effectively dispense with individual hearings”.  Photograph: Joe St Leger

The Revenue Commissioners wants to adopt a “class action” approach to tax appeals in an effort to speed up tax collection. In its contribution to a c(...)

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