Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell is regarded as one of the intellectual heavyweights of the court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Supreme Court judge Donal O’Donnell (63) has been approved by the Government for nomination as the State’s next chief justice. Mr Justice O’Donnell i(...)

 Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell:  the “clear and obvious favourite” to replace Mr Justice Frank Clarke, according to senior legal sources.   Photograph:  Collins Courts

A new advisory committee will be set up to help identify eligible and qualified candidates interested in the post of chief justice under plans brought(...)

Ken Murphy, outgoing director general of the Law Society at Blackhall Place. He first took up the position  in March 1995, when he was 38 years old. Photograph: Alan Betson

The effect of the pandemic on the legal profession is not uniform, but everyone’s income is being hit, according to the outgoing director general of t(...)

The band Cream are ‘the high point of western civilisation as far as I’m concerned’, Chief Justice Frank Clarke told the Ireland’s Edge event in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Chief Justice Frank Clarke, presented a human face of the senior judiciary in Ireland, in a rare interview conducted in Kerry on Tuesday evening. It c(...)