Fianna Fáil Dublin West TD Jack Chambers said the Government was proposing a 200-fold funding increase for yet another “bureaucratic quango”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has had to rely on the support of Sinn Féin to narrowly defeat an Opposition effort to remove a highly contentious provision in its new(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said Britain’s  proposal for a two-year transition period for businesses after Brexit was too short.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the best way to avoid a hard Border after Brexit would be for Northern Ireland to remain in the EU cust(...)

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

Asylum seekers by definition live in limbo. In a new, unfamiliar country where they may lack the local language, social networks or an independent sou(...)

Joan Deane said she and her family found it very difficult to deal with the loss of Russell while also dealing with a prosecution system that gave them little voice and little support. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A woman whose son was killed after three men broke into her home told a conference on imprisonment and human rights at the weekend that the defence at(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has “finally started to enter a more positive space” in relation to prisoner numbers, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan,(...)

A report by former chief justice John Murray has found that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire population. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The finding by former chief justice John Murray that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire(...)

In almost every regard the Irish system fails to meet standards articulated in a number of recent judgments by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a Minister for Justice issues a report describing their department as operating a universal, indiscriminate and illegal system(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: declined to say what conditions would be placed on asylum seekers’ right to work. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to seek cross-party support for legislation giving those in direct provision the right to work to ensure(...)