The guidelines being prepared by the Judicial Council will eventually replace the Book of Quantum, which is produced by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has welcomed a new report from the Law Reform Commission about legislation that would put a cap on personal injury i(...)

The Government’s current plan for providing guidance to the courts on the size of personal injury awards is likely to resist any challenge to its cons(...)

People have to examine over 900 statutory instruments  to understand the road traffic laws. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland’s road traffic laws are “extremely difficult” to work out because of their complexity and the number of times they have been amended, the Law (...)

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The Government is bringing forward new legislation to recognise UK divorces in Ireland after the Brexit transition period expires at the end of the ye(...)

The Law Reform Commission noted the sentencing model is not detailed in law and that it also conflicts with case law laid down by the Supreme Court.  Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Sentencing protocols for children who commit murder must be put on a statutory footing, the Law Reform Commission (LRC) has said. In its latest repor(...)

Rónán Mullen, who is a barrister, hit out at the Law Society which said the proposals would put an end to the ‘embarrassing’  practice of a witness having to indicate their religious faith when making an affidavit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Proposals that witnesses will no longer be required to swear before God or make an affirmation when filing affidavits have been criticised as an attac(...)

President Michael D. Higgins at his inauguration at Dublin in November 2011. The President, members of the Council of State and judiciary are all required to take religious oaths on taking office. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The oath – a voluntary pledge usually involving the penalty of divine retribution – has a long lineage. The Greeks and Romans swore by their swords. I(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee arrives at Dublin Castle for a Cabinet meeting on  Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Witnesses will no longer be required to swear before God or make an affirmation when filing affidavits under proposals agreed by Cabinet on Tuesday. (...)

Companies refused coverage for Covid-19 losses under certain business interruption policies appear to have a “strong case”, according to Department of Finance officials. Photograph: Alan Betson

Companies refused coverage for Covid-19 losses under certain business interruption policies appear to have a “strong case”,according to Department of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Pat Kenny on Virgin TV on Friday: ‘We don’t see many black or brown judges, or in the Dáil – I’m the only one, I think, at the moment – don’t see many presenters on TV, for example, and that needs to change.’ Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

First a warning: the beginning of this column contains some highly offensive language. I quote it because otherwise the point could not be made. In 2(...)

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