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The fraud was uncovered when Lawlor’s ex-wife was audited by Revenue. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man has been spared jail for a second time over fraudulently claiming €167,000 worth of social welfare payments despite an appeal by prosecutors to (...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan   and Chief Justice Frank Clarke: Amending legislation creates “constant and shifting uncertainty” in the interpretation of the law, says Mr Justice Clarke.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Chief Justice has issued a “cry” for great clarity and simplicity in new laws, saying the intentions of lawmakers in both Europe and Leinster Hous(...)

Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lorcan Staines, submitted that although the scourge of gambling which afflicted Mark Hehir was “tragic”, it did not amount to an exceptional circumstance which justified community service or a suspended sentence.  File photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

An underage football star who admitted stealing €300,000 from his employer to fund a gambling addiction has been spared jail a second time, despite an(...)

A man whose fourth trial on the same murder charge ended three months ago with a hung jury has pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing his nephew’s friend.

A man whose third trial on the same murder charge ended three months ago with a hung jury has pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing his nephew’s friend(...)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a special needs assistant who was told, due to serious injuries suffered by her in a road accident, she could not resume her work at a school.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a special needs assistant who was told, due to serious injuries suffered by her in a road accident, (...)

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 building. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by local residents over the planned €320 million new runway at Dublin Airport. In a published determi(...)

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said the orders were necessary due to ‘outrageous’ behaviour of the siblings at the hospital.

The HSE has secured court orders preventing a son and daughter of a frail, elderly woman with dementia visiting her in hospital, trying to remove her(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: has clashed with Shane Ross on occasion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government agreed to nominate several more judges at its Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, filling vacancies in the the High Court, the Circuit Court an(...)

Justice Elizabeth Dunne: even in cases where liability for defamation has been admitted, a jury determines damages, she said. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Supreme Court has upheld findings that the Defamation Act 2009 provides for juries to assess damages in two defamation actions. In both actions(...)

A Dublin man has lost his latest legal challenge on whether the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has powers to bring people to court for obstructing the installation of water meters.

A Dublin man has lost his latest legal challenge on whether the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has powers to bring people to court for obstruct(...)

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