Your solicitor may get a firmer grasp of your spending than you. Photograph: iStock

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, lockdown can do the opposite. Irish solicitors report a spike in divorce enquiries as couples emerge from isol(...)

Word Perfect has taken a legal challenge over a public tender for translations services. Photograph: iStock

A translation service which won a Supreme Court case over the awarding of an interpretation contract for the State has brought a new legal challenge o(...)

14-year-old Ana Kriegel who was found dead in a derelict house in Lucan, Co Dublin, days after she went missing on May 14, 2018. Photograph:  Family Handout/PA Wire

One of the teenagers found guilty of the murder of schoolgirl Ana Kriegel has made a “very unusual application” to exceed legal aid limits so he can s(...)

The High Court  judge made his comments in a ruling that approved a personal insolvency arrangement which has  allowed a 51-year-old man  write off debts of almost €300,000.

A High Court judge has criticised the “all too common” practice of practitioners copying and pasting paragraphs from court papers in other cases witho(...)

Coronavirus “should not be used as an excuse” to stop separated parents from seeing their children, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has warned. Photograph: Peter Cade/ Getty Images

Coronavirus “should not be used as an excuse” to stop separated parents from seeing their children, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan(...)

An Garda Síochána has stressed that the coronavirus crisis will not affect its ability to respond to domestic violence calls. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The president of the District Court has said estranged couples are free to vary family court orders during the coronavirus crisis as long as both part(...)

Philip O’Leary, Chairperson, Legal Aid Board (left) and Chief Justice  Frank Clarke at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Legal Aid Board on Thursday. Photograph: Fennell Photography

The State’s top judge has said he “feels strongly” that the Irish system of civil legal aid needs to be “significantly improved”. Chief Justice Frank(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission member Salome Mbugua: “We need as a society to ensure that in our communities and country, racism has no safe harbour, no resting place.” Photograph:  Maxwell’s

The UN has called for Ireland to adopt a new national action plan against racism and to phase out direct provision as part of a series of recommendati(...)

 Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: he described direct provision as a source of “shame”

Ireland’s direct provision system is in need of “fundamental and ambitious reform” or complete replacement, an Oireachtas committee report has found. (...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the review had found that the current legislation is “too onerous” for children aged 16 and 17 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New legislation will make it easier for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 to change gender legally. Currently 16- and 17-year-olds have to go(...)

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