Law Library

79 results

Louis Rees-Zammit of Wales knocks on  during the Six Nations match against England at the Principality Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

A recent High Court judgment got me thinking. Anyone who sits on that exalted bench has a profound knowledge of the laws of the land, of precedents an(...)

 Una  McGurk confirmed on Wednesday she has lodged the action but declined to comment further. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A senior counsel who spoke at an anti-lockdown rally last summer is suing a refugee group for defamation. Barrister Una McGurk lodged the case on Tue(...)

The Bar Council confirmed to The Irish Times it had ‘received formal notification from Dublin City Council that all appeals have been considered and approved’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin City Council has been forced into a climbdown over a demand that barristers pay back thousands of euro in State pandemic grants which it had cl(...)

To qualify for the grant, barristers had to be earning less than €100,000 per annum. File photograph: Getty

Barristers have been told that a demand to give back thousands of euros in Covid grants paid in error may be unlawful, according to correspondence see(...)

Sources in the Law Library said the grant had been relied on by many junior barristers, often younger and less experienced, who had seen their incomes severely impacted by Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

About 150 barristers have been asked to repay grants totalling €750,000 approved and paid in error under a Government Covid-19 grant scheme. Dublin C(...)

 Séamus Woulfe: found himself at the centre of controversy following his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society Clifden dinner in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séamus Woulfe (58) was born in Raheny in 1962 and like so many of his colleagues at the Bar and on the bench, was educated at Belvedere College before(...)

“I found a mention from 1945, in the Anglo-Celt (a Cavan newspaper, but with expansionist ambitions)”

The townland I grew up in is generally known in English as “Nafferty”, although there are variant spellings. It’s a jaunty-sounding name and becomes e(...)

Opposition politicians called for Séamus Woulfe to resign as judge of the Supreme Court when the controversy first broke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is unease among the judiciary, intense interest in the Law Library, trepidation in Government Buildings and impatience among the Opposition. Al(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham: must work out unprecedented questions about proper judicial conduct and what judges can be expected to conform with from their appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Navigating without a map: this is the task facing former chief justice Susan Denham as she considers the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woul(...)

The Four Courts complex in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The arrangement whereby the Bar Council is given free accommodation in the Four Courts is unlawful, it has been claimed. The claim is the subject of (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »