The Bill now goes to the Dáil and Minister of State Michael D’Arcy said once the Bill was enacted it would be for the judiciary to establish the council and the personal injuries guidelines committee. Photograph: Collins Courts

Reform of the level of damages awarded in personal injuries cases has moved a step closer after the Seanad passed legislation establishing a new judic(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has revealed that the Garda Commissioner ‘is open to considering other industry-funded proposals to combat insurance fraud’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has re-opened the door to the insurance industry funding the fight against fraud, as latest figures show six new crimin(...)

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a jailed sex offender who made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he sexually abused them.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a jailed sex offender who made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he (...)

Maria Bailey told a Sunday newspaper she wanted to ‘draw a line in the sand’ on the issue, insisting that she had been hurt in the incident and left with €7,000 worth of medical bills. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey’s now-dropped personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel caused “reputational h(...)

‘There is a claims culture. It’s all stacked against the insured, against the retailer.’

John Caulwell owns a busy Spar shop at 8 Upper O’Connell Street in Dublin. His difficulties with insurance costs began five years ago when someone sli(...)

FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon said the cost of insurance claims remained too high in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

Irish insurers recorded a combined €31.1 million profit on motor coverage in 2017, after racking up €757 million of losses over the previous four year(...)

The Central Bank said Irish-based insurers need to work more on plans for their recovery or wind-down should they run into trouble.

Central Bank deputy governor Ed Sibley has backed calls for new guidelines for judges on personal injury awards in order to reduce variations in court(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Maternity Hospital has issued invitations to a Catholic Mass to mark the inauguration of its new Master, Prof Shane Higgins, on January 1(...)

Mr Justice McKechnie noted Mr Coleman had not appealed against the findings of the tribunal.

A solicitor who was struck off the roll of solicitors eight years ago over findings of professional misconduct was not given a fair hearing of the str(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, on Holles Street, Dublin 2. On Sunday, Mr Harris insisted he was not “meddling” in the €300 million move to Dublin 4. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The proposed move of the National Maternity Hospital to a new building at St Vincent’s University Hospital remains stalemated over a demand from the M(...)

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