Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is expected to bring forward amendments to a new Bill that would place perjury on a statutory footing. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The extension of a new statutory offence of perjury to include commissions of investigations and tribunals is to be brought to Cabinet for approval. (...)

The tribunal will be open to, among others, those who are part of the 221 group of women involved in the CervicalCheck audit. File photograph: Getty

The Government has approved new legislation to establish a tribunal which will hear claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. The Cabinet al(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I think we need to examine court procedures and the way our courts are managed so that cases can be heard more quickly”

The Taoiseach has rejected a call by a prominent judge for more appointments to the bench. Instead Leo Varadkar suggested the justice system in the Re(...)

File image of Vicky Phelan, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, at Government Buildings. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Having promised at one point that no woman involved in the CervicalCheck controversy would have to go to court, the Government seems likely to accept (...)

Mr Justice Charles Meenan has said he is on track to complete his work identifying mechanisms for avoiding adversarial proceedings in CervicalCheck cases.

High Court judge, Mr Justice Charles Meenan has said he is on track to complete his work identifying mechanisms for avoiding adversarial court cases f(...)

John Kinsella is pictured leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

A farmer who was jailed over his refusal to obey a High Court injunction not to trespass on or come within 100m of lands in Co Wexford has walked free(...)

Vicky Phelan at Government buildings on Wednesday afternoon following her meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has asked a High Court judge to examine alternative approaches to compensation, including a redress scheme, for women affected by the c(...)

File image of 19-20 St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin.

A High Court challenge over Dublin City Council’s plans to turn a former guest house in Clontarf into accommodation for homeless families has been str(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: refused to agree to judicial appointments last year as he was seeking reforms of the way judges are appointed.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cabinet has decided to make a number of judicial appointments, including a number with Fine Gael links, to fill vacancies arising because of the r(...)