Angela Denning

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Courts Service chief executive Angela Denning: ‘When I joined the central office in 1995 I was told that the IT system would be gone in a couple of years. We’re still using it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Unfit for purpose IT systems running the justice system remain in place despite intentions to replace them in the 1990s, the head of the Irish Courts (...)

The judge  wondered whether the industry was “building a case” against passing on award reductions resulting from the new guidelines.

A High Court judge has expressed scepticism whether the insurance industry will see that the public benefits from expected cuts in personal injury dam(...)

The new court facility at Croke Park will allow for three courts to sit, and it is planned to provide up to 200 court sitting days during the three-month  agreement. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©INPHO

Croke Park is to be used for holding criminal trials during the first three months of 2021, in a deal with the GAA worth €437,000. Conference facilit(...)

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(...)

A total of 401 people have been sent forward for trial over alleged criminal breaches of Covid-19 regulations

A total of 401 people have been sent forward for trial to date over alleged criminal breaches of Covid-19 regulations while domestic violence cases ha(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine said she  had decided to walk through the Round Hall in the Four Courts and along the corridors on the ground, first and second floors, every day this week, to observe what was happening.

Solicitors and barristers have been upbraided by the President of the High Court for failing to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines. The top judge sa(...)

31/07/2020 - NEWS - Angela Denning CEO of the Courts Service, Phoenix House.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A greatly expanded number of jury trials are to be held in the Circuit Criminal Court from September, with hotels and even a GAA club being used to em(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the new measures will not allow a throughput of cases on the scale that operated prior to restrictions being put in place. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The High Court is to increase remote hearings as part of a new plan for court sittings published on Friday. The Courts Service and the judiciary publ(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke: Ireland’s fines system has “broken down” because  laws introduced four years ago have no mechanism to ensure people turn up in court. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people not paying fines has trebled since new legislation was brought in to curb the numbers being jailed for non-payment. Newly obtai(...)

Notices of additional changes were issued by the Courts Service late on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Collins

Further significant restrictions in the work being done in the courts have been introduced against a backdrop where many lawyers were concerned about (...)

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