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Trifol chief executive Daire Gilmore  with Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan and Patrick Alley, founder and chairman of Trifol. Photograph: Julien Behal

The world’s first facility to convert plastic waste into wax has opened in Co Laois following a €12 million investment by backers including Dublin inv(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: The insurance industry has been “quick to blame the courts” and  he wants “good faith” from it in addressing high premiums.   Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has accused the insurance industry of “over-egging” the issue of fraudulent claims and not being upfront on sett(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said it established a ‘comprehensive framework for dealing with the corrosive legacy of the past’ . Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí will be permitted to give evidence at Troubles era inquests in Northern Ireland after urgent legislation was passed by the Oireachtas. The Cri(...)

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan: said he increased the number of judges to ‘ensure the efficient administration of justice’.   Photograph: Tom Honan

The process of appointing six additional judges to the Court of Appeal is expected to begin in September. Legislation to increase the statutory numbe(...)

Under the new law a coroner is empowered to direct production of relevant evidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Landmark legislation to make inquests mandatory in all cases of maternal deaths has been passed by the Oireachtas four years after a Bill was first in(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris with retired gardaí Angela Leavy, Noeline McGrath, Sarah McGuinness, Mary O’Donnell and Brid Wymbs at an event in Farmleigh House marking the 60th anniversary of the first women recruited to the  Garda. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for The Irish Times

Majella Moynihan continues to speak very highly of the support she received from her Garda colleagues, especially other women, while efforts were bein(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill would be delayed at least into the autumn. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

Controversial legislation on judicial appointments finally moved on to the next stage after a marathon debate of more than 100 hours came to an unexpe(...)

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said legal costs and claims are going down yet insurance premiums are going up.

Data from the courts showing a slight decrease in the number of personal injury cases taken last year, and a 29 per cent fall in the value of awards a(...)

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