The Working Group on Jury Service was established in 2018 to examine a range of issues including whether jurors should receive expenses and the potential widening of the jury pool. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has quietly suspended an ambitious programme of reform of the jury system as a result of “other priorities”. The Working Group on Jury(...)

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What does this legislation say about passwords? Under proposals contained in the new Garda Síochána (Powers) Bill, gardaí will be able to compel susp(...)

Concerns have been raised by privacy advocates over the ‘broad’ nature of the Bill. Photograph: iStock

Proposed legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords during investigations will give them access to people’s “entire digital life”, even when dealing(...)

The head of the now-dissolved Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes Yvonne Murphy wrote to the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children Kathleen Funchion on Friday declining the invite to appear. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has urged the members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission to reconsider their decision not to appear before an Oireachtas co(...)

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys stepped down last week from the LRC with immediate effect

High Court judge Mr Justice Richard Humphreys has resigned from his position on the Law Reform Commission (LRC), less than seven months into a five-ye(...)

Una Ring, pictured in February, outside Cork Circuit Criminal Court. She has launched a campaign to have stalking made a specific offence. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

The Government is unlikely to revisit stalking and harassment laws so soon after updating legislation in the area last year, sources say. Department (...)

The new Bill is part of Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee’s Justice 2021 plan. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will seek to tighten up laws around harassment in order to further prevent offenders from contacting their victims. Officials in the D(...)

A landmark in insurance reform has been reached with the Judicial Council agreeing new guidelines for personal injury awards. Photograph: Laura Hutton/

Ireland has certainly taken the long road to insurance reform, particularly in the area of personal injuries. The Personal Injuries Assessment Board ((...)

A protest against sharp increases in the cost of motor insurance, 2016. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Agreement by the Judicial Council to new guidelines for personal injury awards is a vital step to lowering insurance costs to businesses, according to(...)

Head of the commission Judge Yvonne Murphy: ‘The report is there, it is not going to be revised. What would they possibly ask the commission to do – redo the report?’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission believes “very strongly” that tapes of hearings at its confidential committee should be destroyed. The views of (...)

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