James Mccourt

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Illinois Fighting Illini place kicker James McCourt is hoisted aloft by his team-mates after landing  the  game-winning field goal in the game against Wisconsin at Memorial Field in Champaign. Photograph: University of Illinois Athletics

There’s over 10,000 kilometres between Tokyo and Champaign, Illinois and last Saturday the change in emotions between two related sporting sons of Dub(...)

The pensioner’s handbag was snatched in Tesco, Wilton Shopping Centre, Cork. File photograph: Google Street View

A plucky 75-year-old pensioner who tackled a thief when he stole her handbag explained that she was trying to get back her phone containing family pho(...)

James Kavanagh  being taken into custody after being sentenced at  Carlow Court.  Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Carlow man whose farm was “strewn with skeletal remains” has lost an appeal against the severity of his three year prison sentence for “shocking” le(...)

James Kavanagh  being taken into custody after being sentenced  at Carlow Court in February. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Co Carlow man jailed for cruelty to animals has been given an early date to appeal against the severity of his three year prison sentence. James Ka(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: has clashed with Shane Ross on occasion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government agreed to nominate several more judges at its Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, filling vacancies in the the High Court, the Circuit Court an(...)

Former Law Society president James McCourt,  a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, will chair  Permanent TSB’s  Independent Review Panel.

Permanent TSB has named the members of its Independent Review Panel who will hear appeals from customers who lost their homes and investment property (...)

The new Court of Appeal would be set up at a level between the  High Court and the Supreme Court.

The Law Society has written to all 9,000 solicitors in the State urging them to vote Yes in the Court of Appeal referendum and suggesting they also en(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the existing monetary limits have rendered the District and Circuit Courts redundant in respect of some classes of civil proceedings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Insurers have joined their voice to those warning the Government that increasing the monetary limits of cases dealt with by the District and Circuit C(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill.

The Government has been urged to reconsider new courts legislation that, it is feared, would lead to unintended increases in insurance costs and clog (...)

The Law Society on Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Law Society has expressed concern about the potential for delays in the hearing of court cases arising from the Government’s plan to increase the (...)