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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(...)

Abolition of fee welcomed by FLAC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The decision to remove the €150 fee for people seeking civil legal aid in domestic violence cases in the District Court has been welcomed. The fee of(...)

Interior of the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin. Judge Brian O’Shea called journalists Marie O’Halloran of The Irish Times and Allison Bray of the Irish Independent to a special sitting of the District Court on Wednesday to determine why they were excluded from a bail hearing the previous day for a 15-year-old boy accused of an assault causing harm in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

A District Court judge has urged a member of An Garda Síochána who excluded three journalists from a children’s court hearing in an assault case to ap(...)

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(...)

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