Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: a spokesman said she is ‘committed to finding suitable means to progress any necessary legislative changes as expeditiously as possible in order to respond to concerns that have been raised’.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has signalled her intention to pursue changes to legislation following a court ruling that bans the naming of a dec(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe said he had not intended to create the impression that he blamed the media for the ‘Golfgate’ controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has told the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, that he does not intend to resign. In a letter on Monday, Mr Justice Woulfe repeat(...)

The Court of Appeal ruled last Thursday the Children Act 2001, preventing the identification of a child where someone is charged with an offence against them, did not exclude a deceased child

Two politicians have prepared draft legislation to permit the identification of people accused and convicted of homicide offences against children. (...)

1Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A meeting involving members of the Supreme Court is expected to be held later this week in relation to the situation of Supreme Court judge Mr Justice(...)

The media would not have been able to give the coverage it did to Ana Kriégel’s parents, Geraldine and Patric, if this interpretation of the law had been in place. Photograph: Tom Honan

The decision of the Court of Appeal that the media cannot name a deceased child victim of crime, because of a provision of the 2001 Children Act, is l(...)

High Court judge Mr Justice Michael White ordered that the deceased child should not be identified. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The Court of Appeal has rejected an application by several media outlets to be allowed to name a woman who smothered her three-year-old child to death(...)

 Patrick Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary: jailed for  the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has heard that an appeal by Tipperary farmer, Patrick Quirke, against his conviction last year for the murder of Bobby Ryan could (...)

14-year-old Ana Kriegel who was found dead in a derelict house in Lucan, Co Dublin, days after she went missing on May 14, 2018. Photograph:  Family Handout/PA Wire

One of the teenagers found guilty of the murder of schoolgirl Ana Kriegel has made a “very unusual application” to exceed legal aid limits so he can s(...)

Mr Justice Birmingham said the court had been persuaded that the failure to further reduce the sentence below 12 months was an error.

A Wexford commerce student jailed for careless driving causing serious bodily harm to a woman walking her dogs on a country road has had her sentence (...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the new measures will not allow a throughput of cases on the scale that operated prior to restrictions being put in place. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The High Court is to increase remote hearings as part of a new plan for court sittings published on Friday. The Courts Service and the judiciary publ(...)

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