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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(...)

The conference will also feature performances from Grammy-award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Sorcha Richardson

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. aerospace engineer and economist Sinéad O’Sullivan, and writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan and are among the line(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is facing mounting pressure from the Opposition to facilitate a question and answer session with Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on (...)

A Garda checkpoint mounted as part of Operation Fanacht on the M4 between Leixlip and Maynooth  this month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Dáil is set to sit for an extra day this week in order to give more time to debate extending extraordinary powers given to the State during the Co(...)

 The Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 was told issues around physical infrastructure capacities within the courts system were emerging. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a “seismic” change in how justice is administered in the State, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Legal representat(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: suggested a civil offence could be committed by someone breaking rules on numbers attending gatherings in their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government “deliberately obfuscated the line” between Covid-19 guidelines and legal requirements to maximise compliance, an Oireachtas committee w(...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham: must work out unprecedented questions about proper judicial conduct and what judges can be expected to conform with from their appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Navigating without a map: this is the task facing former chief justice Susan Denham as she considers the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woul(...)

‘How in the name of Jaysus do we get back to holding jury trials?’ said one person involved who did not wish to be named.  Photograph: Getty Images

The organisation that represents most of the State’s barristers is researching the idea of ordinary crimes being tried in non-jury courts as part of t(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Boyce celebrates finishing sixth in the 2019 World Cup in Doha. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Not many athletes can describe a lockdown in a time of a global pandemic as perfectly mimicking their normal training routine: seeing only the people (...)

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