Relatives of Stardust disaster victims are pictured outside the Dublin City Coroner’s Court before an inquest pre-hearing last year. Photograph:  Damien Eagers.

Long-awaited inquests into the deaths of 48 young people in the 1981 Stardust disaster can now proceed following the resolution of a funding row betwe(...)

Derek Jennings, from Clondalkin, leaving the Crowne Plaza hotel, Santry, near Dublin Airport, having been released from mandatory hotel quarantine on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The High Court has recommended that two people who separately challenged their detention in mandatory hotel quarantine should get the legal costs of t(...)

Funding for the Legal Aid Board has been increased by 5.6 per cent, or €2.36 million, for the coming year. Photograph: iStock

The telephone information and referral lines operated by Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac) are “completely overwhelmed” by people looking for advice on(...)

Service managers  are seeing an increase in severity of violence, reporting that women coming forward are increasingly the victims of vicious and violent physical attacks. Photograph: iStock

Calls to family support helplines surged after news broke on a Sunday night in October that an escalation to Level 5 of Living with Covid-19 was being(...)

Rape victims subjected to questioning about their past sexual history will be legally represented at trial, under sweeping reforms to be unveiled. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Rape victims subjected to questioning about their past sexual history will be legally represented at trial, under sweeping reforms to be unveiled on W(...)

A report by a Government-appointed expert group into ending direct provision and changes to the international protection process has made a series of recommendations to improve the system for asylum seekers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent monitoring of centres, a reduction in the time an asylum seeker must wait before entering the labour force and vulnerability assessments, (...)

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(...)

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