Ms Justice Marie Baker says  comments such as those made by Mr Justice Humphreys have no place in a judgment. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has sharply criticised “quite remarkable and personally insulting comments” made by a High Court judge about barristers who had appe(...)

The Department of Social Protection has said its officials were taking part  in roadside checks with gardaí as part of its measures to combat fraud. Photograph: Collins

Approximately 1,200 people were refused the Covid-19 unemployment payment last week because it was found they did not have an address in the State, th(...)

Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street:  the wheels of justice were  all but still. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There was no problem obeying the social distancing rules at midday on Wednesday in the Round Hall of the Four Courts in Dublin, but only because there(...)

The two major parties spent €31,506 and €31,160 respectively on political advertisements on Facebook. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are by far the largest spenders on online political advertising in the past week, followed by the Labour Party, Sinn Féin, a(...)

Nadine Lott  has died in hospital. Photograph: Facebook

A woman who was taken to hospital after an alleged assault in Arklow, Co Wicklow, over the weekend has died. Nadine Lott, who was in her early 30s, s(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (right) pictured with Chief Justice  Frank Clarke at an event to mark the signing of the establishment of the Judicial Council on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Collins Courts

A large part of the responsibility for the insurance crisis is due to “excessive profit-taking on the part of insurance companies,” the Minister for J(...)

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called for further clarity after a report published on Wednesday cited the “cap” on general damages in personal (...)

The Law Reform Commission is looking at the capping of general damages, which are the damages paid for an injured person’s pain and suffering, as against special damages, which cover such issues as loss of earnings or future medical care. File photograph: Getty

Legislation to cap personal injury awards that would safeguard judicial independence is being examined by the Law Reform Commission. The commission (...)

An aerial view of the building in Ballinamore Co Leitrim that has been proposed to accommodate asylum seekers. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The protest in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, against the proposed accomodation of asylum-seekers in an apartment complex, is to be stood down with immediat(...)

The woman, who cannot be identified least that identify her former student, was clutching a number of folded paper tissues and mostly kept her eyes to the floor. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The woman who had sex with her fifth year male student while employed as a substitute teacher was crying when she took a seat on the bench to one side(...)

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