“The Criminal Courts of Justice has video screens on many surfaces but the desks are still stacked high with brown folders containing case files which are lugged into court on hand trolleys.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

“Where’s the wi-fi?” It’s a common question from first time visitors to the Criminal Courts of Justice - the €140 million centrepiece of Ireland’s c(...)

FLAC said that 13.5 per cent of calls they received about social welfare last year were regarding overpayments

Two legal rights groups have said that recovery of social welfare overpayments by the Department of Social Protection may put people at risk of destit(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she believes there should be “proportionate debt forgiveness” for homeowners who have fallen into mor(...)

Free Legal Advice Centre director general Noeline Blackwell has been appointed chair of a mediation process to manage the ‘ongoing relationship’ between Croke Park and local residents. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A mediation process to manage the “ongoing relationship” between Croke Park and local residents following last year’s controversy over the cancelled G(...)

Looking down: if an unpaid loans case proceeds to court, coming without evidence of your sincere efforts to engage with your lender will be to your disadvantage.

If you’re being taken to court over an unpaid loan to a bank or credit union, what should you do? The short answer is to face it head on. Whether you (...)

The Central Bank’s code of conduct on mortgage arrears has been reshaped

Irish banks are beginning to make deals with holders of unsustainable mortgages, but tell nobody – it’s a secret. In their continuing struggle to deal(...)