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The Law Society of Ireland has called on the Government to adopt a formal consultation period ahead of important tax law changes, particularly the Fin(...)

Oberstown children’s detention centre. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

“When you are out in Dublin, a guard stops you without any reason and brings you to the station, and you are let out 20 minutes later, which is a wast(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan pictured in the Four Courts on her last day as a Supreme Court  judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court judge has warned there is a “real risk” the courts will be unable to administer justice in line with the Constitution and European Con(...)

An elderly  woman  was recently removed from her home and taken to a hospital for physical and psychiatric assessment after being found living in abject squalor. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

An elderly woman lived in “abject squalor” in her home for almost two years without light, heat and adequate nutrition when €164,000 was lodged in cou(...)

Between 2006 and 2017, the number of claims awarded rocketed by 127 per cent and the value of these claims soared by 174 per cent

While it has been in the headlines of late, the issue of rising personal injury claims and their impact on insurance premiums – and thus on businesses(...)

Pat Dennigan, CEO Focus Ireland, and Catherine O’Kelly, managing director, Bord Gáis Energy, at the launch of Shine A Light

Bord Gáis Energy has announced an extension of its partnership with homeless charity, Focus Ireland to sponsor its annual fundraising initiative – Shi(...)

Maria Bailey told a Sunday newspaper she wanted to ‘draw a line in the sand’ on the issue, insisting that she had been hurt in the incident and left with €7,000 worth of medical bills. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey’s now-dropped personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel caused “reputational h(...)

The first rule of wills  is that any will drawn up renders a previous will null and void. Photograph: Getty Images

A good 12 or 13 years ago I asked my then solicitor to prepare my will. When I had reason to contact her about a separate matter, I was informed by th(...)

The Law Society sent out a letter that has been interpreted as meaning that even if you are registered on the Irish Roll, you won’t be able to practice as an Irish-registered solicitor unless you have a place of establishment here. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of English and Welsh solicitors who took the trouble to register on the Irish Roll of Solicitors, in the expectation it would be of help po(...)

Since the Brexit vote, 2,722 English and Welsh solicitors have register the Law Society. Photograph: Eric Luke

Steps taken by more than 2,700 English and Welsh solicitors to ensure they are able to continue practising in the EU after Brexit, have been thrown in(...)

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