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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(...)

Distressed mortgage holders: many courts around the country have faced protests. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Courts around the country are making their own arrangements to deal with repossession cases and ensure “safe and timely access to justice”, the Court(...)

Offenders first appear at District Courts when they are accused of more serious criminal offences, which go on to be heard at the Circuit Criminal Court and the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Courts in some areas are likely to close if impending industrial action by gardaí goes ahead from Friday. District Courts around the country will bea(...)

Since last week,  cases in Dublin  have taken place at  the 19th century building at Chancery Street instead of Dolphin House in Temple Bar.

Chancery Street Courthouse is a far from ideal location for cases involving families of children taken into care in Dublin. But since last week such c(...)

Judges claimed more than €780,000 in expenses in the first half of 2016, new Courts Service figures show. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Judges claimed more than €780,000 in expenses in the first half of 2016, new Courts Service figures show. The largest claim, for €24,500, was made by(...)

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