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“A courthouse can be an intimidating place and it is a place where life-changing decisions occur on a daily basis,” said Mr Justice Frank Clarke

Up-to-date technology was essential in the delivery of a modern, efficient court system, it was stressed on Monday as a new courthouse was officially (...)

 Caroline Simons speaking at a Pro-Life event in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Pro-Life Campaign’s application to provide submissions in the forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of the rights of the unborn will be dealt w(...)

File image of Aine Kierans, Caroline Simons and Cora Sherlock  at a Pro Life Campaign event. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Pro Life Campaign will apply to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow it to be heard in the State’s forthcoming appeal concerning the extent of th(...)

The seven-judge court’s decision on the appeal, which opens on February 21st, may affect the wording of this summer’s referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment

A team of six barristers – five women and one man – will represent the State in this month’s Supreme Court appeal potentially involving the courts’ (...)

Denis O’Brien launched his legal action against Red Flag, which had assembled the contents of a USB stick containing files about him.

The latest judicial rebuff to Denis O’Brien’s efforts to crack open - on his terms - the Red Flag Consulting case may finally signal the beginning of (...)

Denis O’Brien failed in his Supreme Court bid. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has refused to allow businessman Denis O’Brien leave to challenge a Court of Appeal rejection of his attempt to get discovery agains(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has raised questions about the potential impact of Brexit on future extraditions of Irish and other EU citizens to the UK. The five(...)

The Supreme Court has rejected the State’s bid to halt a significant legal challenge by environmentalist Peter Sweetman over the system of “substitute(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clark at NUI Galway. Photograph: Aengus McMahon/NUIG

The “art of judging” could be improved by dividing the country into regions to allow judges in lower courts to specialise, Chief Justice Frank Clarke (...)

In Dublin the number of burglaries has risen almost every year since the recession. This has broadly coincided with a rise in the imprisonment rate. Photograph: Getty Images

The wide variation in the severity of punishments faced by convicted burglars is another symptom of a problem which has bedevilled the judiciary for y(...)

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