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  Chief Justice Frank Clarke.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Only “bona fide journalists” and lawyers may report, message or tweet live from court cases, the Chief Justice has directed. The new practice directi(...)

Journalists are to be given clear and uncontested access to court records for the first time under new guidelines being drawn up by the Courts Service. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Journalists are to be given clear and uncontested access to court records for the first time under new guidelines being drawn up by the Courts Servic(...)

Last year the Courts Service Board established a group, chaired by Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Peter Charleton to review the Judicial Assistant Programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some judges are unhappy with the quality of their assistants and are seeking the return of the old usher system, which was abolished during the recess(...)

Judges claimed almost €942,000 in expenses in the first six months of the year.

Judges claimed almost €942,000 in expenses in the first six months of the year, an increase of more than 20 per cent on the same time last year, new f(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy:  expressed concern last month that claimants had a propensity to go to the courts due to a perception that higher awards can be won. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of personal injury claims before the courts last year jumped 15 per cent, which is likely to heighten concerns surrounding the insurance in(...)

In March Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said in March that a review into the issues with the breathtest would be completed within three months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish  Times

Financial auditors Crowe Horwath have been selected by the Policing Authority to review Garda roadside breath test figures and examine how almost 15,0(...)

The first batch of appeals to refund motorists fined and convicted in error will begin in Dublin Circuit Court next Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The first of nearly 9,000 appeals by motorists who were wrongly convicted and fined for fixed-charge driving offences will begin in courts across the (...)

In the first quarter of 2017 the domestic violence support service recorded  133 visits from women, compared to 103 visits for the same time last year. Graphic: Getty Images

The country’s leading in-courthouse support service for women who have experienced domestic abuse has seen an increase in clients of more than 30 per (...)

Court offices have been instructed to edit group email lists receiving court lists and remove entries that do not include legal practitioners, prosecution practitioners, An Garda Síochána and similar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Court offices around the country have been warned about data protection after information on a court case was mistakenly sent to a group of people tha(...)

More than 54,000 home loans remained at least 90 days behind in repayments at the end of last year

Legal action to repossess homes with mortgages in arrears dropped again last year, according to Courts Service figures. The number of orders granted b(...)

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