Sean Cooke and Noel Synnott of the Men’s Development Network. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo / Inpho Photography

Male victims of domestic violence will be able to seek support from expert counsellors via a new phone advice line which went live on Monday. The adv(...)

The behaviour of members of An Garda Síochána is in focus at the moment. Trust in policing has been damaged by a number of controversies. Children in the inner city were ahead of the curve on this distrust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every day in parts of Dublin, teenagers are searched and talked to by gardaí as though they are adult criminals. I see this occasionally as I walk thr(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring, who will be appointed as a judge of the High Court on Thursday evening. Photograph: Collins Courts

A number of judicial appointments to the High Court and the Circuit Court are to take place on Thursday. President Michael D Higgins will appoint Mary(...)

‘Being a male who experiences domestic violence is doubly stigmatising, because it is seen as emasculating, and because people are frankly sceptical that women can inflict damage on men in the same way.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Simone George, a solicitor and researcher, chose to introduce a report on domestic abuse in Ireland with an unusual image – a box of shoes. Sitting in(...)

The two office buildings to be acquired by Green Reit on  Harcourt Street (above) and Harcourt Road are currently being rented to Government tenants.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Property investor Green Reit has agreed to pay €32 million for two office buildings near St Stephen’s Green in Dublin 2.Number 76-78 Harcourt Street, (...)

 Ivana Bacik: costs could be minimised by using existing District Court structures and procedures, and by limiting the pilot court to offenders who pleaded guilty to summary offences only. Photogaph: Cyril Byrne

The Cabinet has accepted a proposal from Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to establish a pilot community court in Dublin city centre(...)

Thanksgiving is celebrated at Red Hook Community Justice Centre, Brooklyn’s community court

On a seemingly ordinary Monday in November 2012, New York City experienced a watershed moment when not a single violent crime was reported to police. (...)

Locked away: we have an ambition to  cut the prison population by a third over the next 10 years. Photograph: PA

Smart justice involves recognising that punishment plays a limited role in preventing crime and protecting communities. It requires a refocusing of at(...)