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EU Court of Justice has ruled that the notification of intention to withdraw from the EU does not have the effect of suspending the application of EU law in that member state.  Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court will decide next week whether an Irishman has effectively lost his battle to prevent his extradition to the UK on the basis of Brexi(...)

The Supreme Court said the appeal raises issues about the wardship system.

The Supreme Court will urgently hear an important appeal against a finding that an elderly woman with dementia, previously prevented by a hospital fro(...)

There has been progress in modernising the courts system in recent years, and some important milestones were noted by Chief Justice Frank Clarke in his annual start-of-term statement this week.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Change comes slowly in the legal system. A culture of deference, rigid hierarchies, institutional conservatism, entrenched interest groups and a legac(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke warned the ‘devil is very much in the detail’ in any  proposals for guidelines on personal injury awards. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Overly rigid guidelines for judges in personal injury cases are just as likely to “lead to injustice” as to improve things, Chief Justice Frank Clarke(...)

Social media guidelines are being drafted by a committee made up of the presidents of all five court divisions including the chief justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Irish judges are to receive guidelines within the next three months on how to deal with social media during trials. The guidelines are being drafted (...)

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell and Mr Justice Peter Charleton met privately in chambers on Thursday to consider Joanna Jordan’s formal written application for leave to appeal and the State’s formal written opposition to that.

President Michael D Higgins is expected to sign the abortion referendum bill into law next week, deleting the constitutional ban on abortion and pavin(...)

The Department of Justice informed the woman in recent days of the revocation of a deportation order made in 2011. She had contested the order in the courts.

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has revoked a deportation order for a woman whose 9-year-old Irish born son died recently from severe sickle(...)

Three Supreme Court judges will meet on Thursday to decide whether to hear a further appeal by a Dublin woman over the rejection of her bid to challenge the abortion referendum result.

Three Supreme Court judges will meet on Thursday to decide whether to hear a further appeal by a Dublin woman over the rejection of her bid to challen(...)

One district court judge was busy going back over his receipts for the past decade in the first half of this year to enable him receive more than €1,0(...)

The court ruled that SPV Osus Ltd, a special purpose vehicle which had in 2011 been assigned a cause of action arising from the scandal surrounding US fraudster Bernie Madoff (above), cannot proceed with its case here because the assignment “very clearly involved trading in claims” and was thus void under Irish law. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has said legislation needs to be urgently enacted to address mounting difficulties with securing access to justice in the civil cour(...)

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