Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said the child, aged nine, has a ‘deep and loving relationship’ with both parents. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The young son of an estranged couple must be returned from Ireland to Australia to resume living with his mother there, a High Court judge has directe(...)

 Circuit Court judges have had little or no guidance on how to treat the burglary and robbery offences which make up the bread and butter work of the jurisdiction

A series of lengthy judgments handed down by the Court of Appeal last Thursday amounted to “a significant development in sentencing law”, a leading ac(...)

Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh made her comments during the sentencing of a man convicted for the repeated rape of his granddaughter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A judge has described the lack of sentencing guidelines in rape cases as “somewhat bizarre”. Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh made her comments during (...)

Former solicitor Michael Lynn (centre): faces 21 charges of alleged theft. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former solicitor Michael Lynn, who was extradited from Brazil to face multimillion euro theft charges, has lodged an appeal against his unsuccessful b(...)

Denis O’Brien claims the CPP failed to obey its own rules when dismissing his complaints. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the Supreme Court to make findings that would be “entirely destructive” of, and “effectively undermine”, parliamentary(...)

Denis O’Brien: A seven-judge court is hearing Mr O’Brien’s appeal against the High Court’s dismissal of his case against the Oireachtas and State over the statements made by two TDS in May and June 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A correct application by the Oireachtas of its own rules concerning what is said in parliament would involve chilling “inappropriate” speech, a lawyer(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien claims statements, made after he got injunctions against RTÉ on April 30th 2015 restraining it from publishing details of his banking relationship with State-owned IBRC, amounted to ‘unwarranted interference’ in the judicial domain as they revealed most of the information subject of the injunction and made his court action pointless.

A correct application by the Oireachtas of its own rules concerning what is said in parliament would involve chilling “inappropriate” speech, a lawyer(...)

Denis O’Brien pictured at an event in  UCD in April, 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s appeal against the dismissal of his action against the Dáil and State, over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about h(...)

Rihards Lavickis  has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter

The jury will resume deliberations in a Longford murder trial on Wednesday morning, despite telling the judge that there seemed to be no point in retu(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien wants the Supreme Court to overturn the High Court’s dismissal of his case against the Dáil and State over statements made in the Dáil by two TDs. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has allocated a date next March to hear the appeal by former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. It is an appeal against the rejec(...)

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