Is the judges’ argument really with the people? – Voting in 2011 in  the Presidential election,the referedums on judges pay and Oireachtas inquiries at Scoil Mhuire, Lakelands, Sandymount, Dublin . Photograph: Frank Miller

To exaggerate a case in pleadings is a common enough tactic by barristers, although it can prove to be counterproductive before some judges. Mr(...)

President of the High Court the Hon Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the independence of the judiciary is "central to democracy" but declined to intervene in the row between judges and M(...)

 President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The President of the High Court has said the Master of the High Court "has no authority to speak on behalf of the High Court or its judges". (...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, speaking at the launch of the Law Reform Commission Report on Jury Service.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The row between the Government and the judiciary escalated last night when judges expressed concern that their independence wa(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI) has released a statement saying that the comments of Mr Justice Peter Kelly on the topic of judicial(...)

It could do “great damage” to the State internationally if a message was given out that there was “ any political interference in the determination of court proceedings by our courts,” Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It could do “great damage” to the State internationally if a message was given out that there was “ any political interference in the determina(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said last night: “Members of the judiciary have traditionally avoided straying into the political domain. It is unfortunate if constitutionally sanctioned pay reductions were presented as an attack on judicial independence.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has delivered a sharp response to criticism of the Government’s treatment of judges, insisting no ques(...)

Four serious offers have been received for investment in the Sunday Business Post , which is(...)

More than 550 jobs are at stake in a bitter legal dispute over alleged trespass at the Cork offices from which the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo newspapers are now operating following restructuring of the Thomas Crosbie media group.Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

More than 550 jobs are at stake in a bitter legal dispute over alleged trespass at the Cork offices from which the (...)

The Courts Service has moved to end the automatic entitlement of new judges to laptops and BlackBerrys. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Courts Service cutbacks concerning judges’ mobile phone allowances and their spend on legal text books have brought an angry response. Ne(...)

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