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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 (...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke delivering a speech ahead of the new law term at the Four Courts last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new Chief Justice is concerned special interest groups, such as those on either side of the abortion debate, will attempt to influence the appoint(...)

 Mr Justice Frank Clarke was making his first major speech since replacing Susan Denham as Chief Justice. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The civil justice system must be reformed to allow access to justice for all citizens, the Chief Justice has said. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, in his fi(...)

New Chief Justice Frank Clarke delivers a speech ahead of the new law term, at the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A significant portion of the work of the Supreme Court is to move online, as part of a push to bring more of the courts system onto the internet. Und(...)

 Tony Hunt: The High Court judge  chaired  Thursday night’s appeal committee which reinstated Stars Over The Sea as the winner of last week’s controversial void race at Killarney. Pic: Collins Courts

The Turf Club has ruled out any move towards voluntary stewards being replaced by professional panels. Such a step is being considered by the British(...)

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