In 17 District Courts, no licences were recorded at all. File photograph: The Irish Times

New legislation requiring judges to request the licences from drivers convicted of road traffic offences is not working, data supplied by the Departme(...)

Between January 2013 and May 2015, 20,830 drink-driver cases were listed before District Courts and there were 8,391 convictions, 40 per cent. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There is nothing new about drink-drivers not being held to account for their actions. In 2004, writing in the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, Prof D(...)

Solicitor  Catherine Ghent: acknowledges there were “differing ideological stances” when it came to children being represented in childcare cases.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The new Minister for Children has said he will reform the system for court-appointed guardians. The recently appointed Minister, Dr James Reilly, also(...)