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Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the Government will increase the size of the Supreme Court from eight to 10 judges in the coming months, a move that will allow it to sit in three divisions for the first time and help cut into the waiting list. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a recent hearing in the Supreme Court, as two barristers ruminated at length over how to go about delivering a box of documents to the court, Mr Ju(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham, who has been Chief Justice since 2011, dissented in six cases. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Put a group of experienced judges with strong views, formidable advocacy skills and a lifetime of accumulated prejudices into a room. Ask them to make(...)

Susan Denham, Chief Justice since 2011, dissented in six cases during the five years covered by the study. Photograph: Pat Langan

Supreme Court judges disagreed among themselves on one in five constitutional cases over the past five years.An analysis by The Irish Times of all jud(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

Peter Matthews: Fine Gael  reneging on a commitment it gave last October to respect the right of conscientious objection

Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has claimed his party is reneging on a commitment it gave last October to respect the right of conscientious objection.Mr M(...)

Former Lord Mayor of Cork John Murray pictured at Cork district court. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney

A FORMER Lord Mayor of Cork has been remanded on bail after he appeared in court yesterday charged with six counts of sexual assault on a minor over a(...)

The Government has nominated barrister Anthony M Collins for appointment as a judge of the European General Court. (...)

Joe Duffy: teenage kicks. Photograph: Alan Betson

For presenters wanting to spice things up this week, three was the magic number. No matter that gardaí were murmuring mutinously and the euro z(...)

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