If judges were putting pressure on a colleague to resign it would raise questions about judicial independence, according to a legal academic who spec(...)

 Minister for Justice Helen McEntee informed the Justice Committee of the change to the personal injuries guidelines in a letter sent on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New rules to set out the level of damages the courts can award for personal injuries will be introduced three months earlier than planned, according t(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke after members of the Supreme Court and the board of the Judicial Council met ahead of the publication of the Denham report into the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at an Oireachtas Golf Society event in Galway in August. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The controversy surrounding the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe at the Oireachtas golf dinner has brought into sharp focus the serious(...)

Séamus Woulfe. ‘You don’t engage Michael Collins or John Rogers if you are about to throw the white towel into the ring,’ said one legal source. Photograph: Alan Betson

Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe’s recruitment of a senior lawyer is seen in legal circles as the former attorney general “digging in to fight his co(...)

The Law Reform Commission is looking at the capping of general damages, which are the damages paid for an injured person’s pain and suffering, as against special damages, which cover such issues as loss of earnings or future medical care. File photograph: Getty

Legislation to cap personal injury awards that would safeguard judicial independence is being examined by the Law Reform Commission. The commission (...)