The Law Society of Ireland is seeking applications for  the Small Practice Traineeship Grant. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society of Ireland is offering grants of €25,000 to assist smaller firms and practices in rural areas with the cost of employing trainee soli(...)

Declan O’Callaghan. Mr O’Callaghan’s wife, Mary Devine-O’Callaghan, was also  replaced by the High Court as office manager in the law firm, Kilrane O’Callaghan & Company. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Law Society of Ireland has been asked to investigate whether some €81,000 paid to Ballaghaderreen solicitor Declan O’Callaghan, to be held on beh(...)

Irish Times reporter Conor Gallagher (centre)  won two certificates of merit at the Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Awards 2018. He is pictured with the society’s president Michael Quinlan (right) and its director general Ken Murphy. Photograph: Lensmen

Journalists at The Irish Times picked up four honours on Thursday at the annual Justice Media awards, which are run by the Law Society of Ireland. T(...)

 Finian McGrath, left, said he and Shane Ross had agreed to compromise on the issue of judicial appointments. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Judges “will have to declare their interests” as part of proposed reforms of the judiciary, Independent Alliance minister Finian McGrath has said. Sp(...)

Ken Murphy (above) director general and Simon Murphy president of the Law Society held talks with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a London and Manchester-based legal firm on transfer. Photograph Joe St Leger

Nearly 600 solicitors in England and Wales have applied for the right to practise in the Irish courts since the Brexit vote. So far, 568 solicitor(...)

Burmese days: Freda Grealy and Rory O’Boyle of the Law Society

These are heady days in Myanmar as the country emerges from decades of isolation under military rule and the southeast Asian nation gets ready to res(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

“Proceeds of sale” clause did not give rise to trust between supplier of goods and retail company in liquidation Unitherm Heating Systems Ltd v. Walla(...)

Alone: a leveret could just be waiting for mother hare to come and feed it from time to time. Illustration: Michael Viney

When a northerly wind is tucked behind the hill, the stillness on this side is not merely autumnal but also quite eerie, emptying the sky of life righ(...)

 Ian Smith, Jodie Milne and Andrew Branagan, participants in the Future Voices programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It took five months to find the body of Mairead Healy’s brother after he took his own life at the age of 21 in the River Foyle in Derry. Workin(...)

The Courts Service, which is responsible for managing the courts, said in June the proposals would result in improved services in courtrooms that were equipped with facilities and support services that could not be provided in suburban courthouses.

A proposal to close four courthouses in Dublin and reorganise how the services are delivered in the capital has been shelved, the Courts Service has (...)

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