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Former Circuit Court President Mr Justice Ray Groarke

The only feature of support missing in Court 28 of the Circuit Civil Court on Friday when Mr Justice Ray Groarke handed over the presidency of the cou(...)

36 ZIon Road Rathgar Dublin 6

Quite a number of the houses on Zion Road – dating from the early part of the 20th century – were designed by Howard Cooke, the English-born architect(...)

Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin. The average fees paid to one of the top 10 earning solicitors’ firms, including VAT, came to €473,417 in 2018. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fees paid under the State’s criminal-legal aid system rose by more than 11.5 per cent last year, with almost €65 million paid out to solicitors and ba(...)

The Women’s March in Los Angeles on  January 19th, 2019: the view is taking hold among defence lawyers that #MeToo is something which should be raised with a jury.  Photograph: Jessica Pons/New York Times

The legal system in Ireland tends to operate on a different timescale to the rest of society. Cultural changes, particularly attitudes towards women, (...)

Garrett Cooney’s legal career spanned 45 years. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

One of Ireland’s most prominent barristers Garrett Cooney has died following a short illness. Although he acquired a reputation as a leading practiti(...)

Shane Ross’s planned anti-speeding measures have prompted concerns. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has raised serious concerns about new anti-speeding measures proposed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, and questio(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: has clashed with Shane Ross on occasion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government agreed to nominate several more judges at its Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, filling vacancies in the the High Court, the Circuit Court an(...)

John Blayney in 1998. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

In 1992, months after the Supreme Court had ruled in the X case that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution did not always rule out abortion, the go(...)

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