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A general view of the  Four Courts. The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may lack transparency. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the second stage of committee hearing despite concerns the new body for selecting judges may l(...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

The Policing Authority, led by chairperson Josephine Feehily, has since last April sought assurances from Garda Headquarters that, notwithstanding some errors in recording some cases, all homicides were investigated as they should have been. Photograph: Alan Betson

Controversy around the Garda’s recording of homicide cases first emerged last April, but 10 months later the nature and seriousness of the problem is (...)

“A courthouse can be an intimidating place and it is a place where life-changing decisions occur on a daily basis,” said Mr Justice Frank Clarke

Up-to-date technology was essential in the delivery of a modern, efficient court system, it was stressed on Monday as a new courthouse was officially (...)

The Oireachtas committee adopted the recommendations of a review initiated in 2016 after allegations claiming Garda wrongly intercepted records of three journalists. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Access to journalists’ phone or internet records by State agencies including for the purposes of identifying their sources, should only be allowed wit(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said a Supreme Court ruling striking out a total ban on work for asylum seekers marked “an important day” an(...)

The Supreme Court has formally struck down the absolute ban preventing asylum seekers working in the State.

The Supreme Court has formally struck down the absolute ban preventing asylum seekers working in the State as unconstitutional. The five judge court(...)

Josephine Feehily, chairperson of the Policing Authority: the authority has raised questions about the results of the two-stage Garda inquiry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Policing Authority has told senior Garda management that checks made to establish if all homicides were investigated properly were not robust enou(...)

 Garda management ‘is adamant that all unlawful killings are investigated’, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí have had to reclassify 12 deaths on the force’s Pulse computer system as homicides. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil that 5(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin said many people with justifiable asylum claims “have suffered greatly and have lost everything” in coming to Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

There has been a sharp drop in the number of asylum-seekers granted a reprieve to stay in the country on humanitarian grounds or for family considerat(...)

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