File photograph of gardaí on patrol.

Concerns have been raised around aspects of a comprehensive set of laws on the rights of victims of crime which come into force today. The new measure(...)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard the starting salary for solicitors in the public sector is about €30,000, while the equivalent for trainees in private firms stands at about €60,000.  The latter figure was revised to a maximum of €50,000 in Dublin by legal sources. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s legal services are being undermined by the private sector offering significantly higher salary levels to attract qualified solicitors and (...)

 Chief State Solicitor Eileen Creedon has said she will be seeking additional funding to cover extra expenditure on fees to barristers in 2015. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Chief State Solicitor’s Office will need additional funding of €2.5 million this year for barristers’ fees, partly due to activity in the Court o(...)

Jill Donoghue and Donal McAllister and their wedding party

Jill (29), a nurse from Mullingar, and builder Donal (33), from Castlewellan, met in 2009 when they lived next door to each other in the Melbourne (...)