US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House last month. If confirmed, Ms Barrett will be the third supreme court justice nominated by Mr Trump. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate judiciary committee will vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court next Thursday, paving the way for her almost certain a(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

The tribunal was established to allow an alternative to going to court for claims arising out of the CervicalCheck controversy.

Two judges have been appointed to the CervicalCheck tribunal set up to investigate negligence in the State’s cervical check screening programme. The(...)

 KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell told a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party that ordinary Irish people were not seeing changes in their insurance premiums despite promised action by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Fine Gael TD has told a private party meeting that ordinary Irish people are not seeing a change in their insurance premiums despite promised actio(...)

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The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said on Tuesday that he has identified members for a committee that would set guidelines for personal inju(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan during a symposium on defamation law reform, at the Royal Irish Academy,  Dublin, on Thursday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Removing juries from determining defamation cases and the size of awards was among the proposals suggested at a Department of Justice conference to co(...)

EY in the US settled two major claims against it relating to its audits of Lehman Brothers within five years of its 2010 collapse. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Many years ago I worked in Dublin for a trade publisher called Lafferty, which specialised in producing newsletters for the financial and professional(...)

Quinn Insurance:  Administrators allege breach of contract and breach of duty in PwC’s auditing. PwC denies the claims.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The administrators of Quinn Insurance expect the long-awaited court hearing of their €900 million action against PwC, the failed insurer’s auditor, to(...)

In spite of bank denials, some 3,000 cases of tracker mortgage overcharging were identified before the scandal forced Government action in 2017. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Twenty years ago, the Irish banking system systematically encouraged wealthy customers to evade Dirt tax and break the law by establishing offshore ac(...)

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