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The appeal arose after PTSB got orders in February 2015 from the Circuit Court for possession of six properties.

The Supreme Court, in a decision with significant implications for many cases, has upheld a bank’s claim that the Circuit Court had jurisdiction to ma(...)

Brian Rattigan who has won an appeal against his conviction for the murder of a man in Dublin more than 16 years ago.  Photograph: Collins

Brian Rattigan has won a Supreme Court appeal against his conviction for the murder of a man in Dublin more than 16 years ago. The Director of Publi(...)

Former chief justice Mr Justice Thomas Finlay at Áras an Uachtaráin in 1992. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, has said Ireland and the courts have lost “a truly great man” following the death of the former Chief Just(...)

The Supreme Court has found in principle the ‘absolute prohibition’ on asylum seekers seeking employment is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment.

The Supreme Court has told the State it will make a formal declaration next February that the absolute ban preventing asylum seekers working here is u(...)

The Four Courts, Dublin. In 2013 alone judges visited other countries on official business 95 times. Photograph: Collins

Irish judges have gone on 521 foreign working trips since 2010, partly because there is no official judicial training body in Ireland. According to d(...)

When the people voted in 2014 to amend the Constitution so as to allow for the creation of a Court of Appeal – an intermediate court to sit between th(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke: some elements of the law, particularly environmental law, have become so complex that not even expert planning lawyers can make sense of them. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The lrish legal system has become extremely unwieldy due to the ever increasing numbers of regulatory bodies and appeal mechanisms, according to Chief(...)

Press Council chair Seán Donlon: more than 50 per cent of Irish people now receive their news via social media, Mr Donlon told a meeting of the Association of European Journalists in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The press in Ireland is threatened today as never before, the chair of the Press Council, Seán Donlon, has said. Addressing a meeting of the Associat(...)

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

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