Approximately 28,000 road traffic prosecutions are in jeopardy following a High Court decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Approximately 28,000 road traffic prosecutions are in jeopardy following a High Court decision that an aspect of the fixed charge notice system is unc(...)

An initial fixed-charge notice for driving while holding a mobile phone can be settled with the payment of €60 within 28 days. If paid within 28-56 days, the charge is €90. After 56 days, a summons is issued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road traffic prosecutions are being “thrown out across the country”, a legal source said on Wednesday, because of a finding that part of the fixed-cha(...)

The European Court of Justice will, for the first time since Ireland joined the EU in 1973, hear a case conducted in Irish.

The European Court of Justice will, for the first time since Ireland joined the EU in 1973, hear a case conducted in Irish. The High Court’s Ms Justi(...)

 A solicitor said the only way to sort the matter out would be to serve fixed-penalty notices in such a way as delivery was fully recorded. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Prosecutions for road traffic offences where fixed-penalty notices were not paid and the defendants say that they did not receive the notice are expec(...)

The High Court judge said she was    prepared to quash the man’s conviction  for holding a mobile phone while driving for which he  received a €300 fine and five penalty points. Photograph: iStock

A High Court judge has concluded that a section of the Road Traffic Act concerning fixed charge notices is unconstitutional. The section prevented a(...)

The Irish speaking minority sometimes faces “surprising intolerance” towards its rights “from quarters usually more respectful of minority rights”, said  Ms Justice Una Ní Raifeartaigh in a written judgment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The High Court has ruled the State has a constitutional duty to make “reasonable efforts” to assign a bilingual judge in a criminal trial as requested(...)

A 75-year-old man jailed for raping his granddaughter is to be assessed to determine whether he was fit to be tried at the time of his trial more than(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien had claimed statements made after he got injunctions against RTÉ on April 30th, 2015, amounted to ‘unwarranted interference’. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Denis O’Brien’s appeal over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs. Any interfe(...)

Ryanair claims Vola committed the alleged wrongs by using information obtained or ‘scraped’ from the Ryanair website.

An online travel agent in Romania has lost a pre-trial bid to prevent Ryanair suing it in the courts here over alleged “screen-scraping” of informatio(...)

The situations can lead to a child being influenced into believing one parent is all good while the other is all bad. Photograph: Fairfax Media via Getty Images

The handover of the little boy was to happen beside Santa’s grotto in Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin at 5.30pm. The father was to have two hours un(...)

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