US attorney Dean Strang and Paul McGarry SC, chairman of the Bar of Ireland, at the launch of the Bar of Ireland’s 2017 Innocence Project scholarships at the Law Library, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Nearly all of us are criminals, according to US attorney Dean Strang, who appeared on the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer. Mr Strang was speaki(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. The Cabinet is to fast-track the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill due to Mr Ross’s position on the legislation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet is to fast-track the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill this Dáil term. The heads of the Bill are expected to be completed by the end (...)

 Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan: says  that, of the proposed 12-member commission, only five would be from the judiciary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is to introduce legislation setting up a new commission to appoint judges “at the earliest opportunity’’, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald (...)

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