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(...)

Tanya Ward, chief executive of Children’s Rights Alliance: criticised proposed cuts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Legal Aid Board has deferred plans to cut legal aid in family law cases at the District Court. The organisation announced on Friday it had taken (...)

There are currently seven judicial vacancies across the Irish court system, including two in the High Court. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to proceed with plans to appoint a lay majority and chair to a body which will appoint judges in future despite intense lobbying aga(...)

“Irish judges are of a very high quality, despite the fact that their terms and conditions have been assailed in recent years, and despite the fact that the appointments are made by politicians.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

In observing the latest volte-face from the Law Society in relation to judicial appointments, it is difficult to see any motivating factor other than (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has no regrets about criticising members of the judiciary. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fail will not support legislation to introduce a new judicial appointments body if it is not chaired by the Chief Justice. Minister for Justic(...)

The type of democracy and independent judiciary that is enjoyed in Ireland, and Britain, is the envy of other countries: File picture from 1997

Historically, the interaction between the judiciary and the body politic has always been sensitive, and occasionally volatile, territory. The recent (...)

In the insurance industry’s attempts to defend the ongoing rise of motor insurance, it continues to return to a number of unfounded claims – among the(...)