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The committee heard from legal experts and children’s rights advocates. File photograph: Getty Images

The State is not in compliance with its constitutional obligation to ensure that the voices of children are heard in court cases concerning them, the (...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly was told in the High Court on Monday it is “very uncertain” at this stage whether the Law Society’s compensation fund will have to reimburse clients of Moya O’Donnell’s practice.

A Co Donegal solicitor who admitted dishonesty and professional misconduct has been struck off the roll of solicitors by the president of the High Cou(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke:  wrote a ‘strongly worded letter’ to Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, has written “a strongly worded letter” to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan outlining his frustration at having t(...)

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 Law Society of Ireland’s building at Blackhall Place, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of solicitors with Irish practising certificates (PC) rose by 4.8 per cent to 10,972 last year, with McCann Fitzgerald, Mason Hayes & C(...)

If the commission regards the Government’s response as unsatisfactory, it could take proceedings against the State in the European Court of Justice. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has issued a warning notice to the Government that regulations to ease restrictions on advertising of services by barristers a(...)

The deal for the Infinity Building underlines the strength of demand for good quality office investments outside the central business district

A Norwegian investor who paid €28.65 million in April 2015 for an office block in Smithfield, Dublin 7, has sold the property in an off-market transac(...)

Mark Ronan, the new headmaster of King’s Hospital school in Dublin. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennells

Not so long ago boarding schools were in steady decline. The shift in how society values family life, along with the economic downturn, all played the(...)

An explanatory note on the practice direction said that in view of the “utmost good faith” principle applying to ex-parte applications, applicants had a “general duty to put all relevant material before the court”.

The High Court has issued a number of clarifications of a new practice direction applying to the immigration, asylum and citizenship list after soli(...)

The Law Society is to hold an urgent meeting with solicitors angry about new High Court rules.  File photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society says it will “respond positively” to requests to hold a meeting from solicitors angry about new High Court rules requiring them to pro(...)

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