Marie Quirke

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Enthusiasm for training is evident across the judiciary, with more than 70 per cent expressing a desire for it. Photograph: Frank Miller

When John O’Connor became a judge, first of the District Court, later the Circuit Court, there were no training courses available, bar an informal “sh(...)

Berlin D2, in Dublin city centre. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The owners of the Berlin D2 pub are to appeal a decision by a District Court judge not to renew its licence. In the meantime, the pub will be able to(...)

The event, advertised as a Very Boozy Baked Brunch With Your Buds, took place  in Berlin  D2 on Dame Lane in Dublin city-centre. File photograph: Tom Honan

A judge has held there was “no alternative” but to refuse to grant the Berlin D2 bar the renewal of its operating licences due to a “boozy brunch” tha(...)

 Lisa Smith arrives  at the Criminal Courts of Justice  on Parkgate Street in Dublin on Friday for a District Court appearance. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Irish Defence Forces member Lisa Smith has been sent forward for trial to the Special Criminal Court accused of membership of the Islamic State(...)

The mother had tears in her eyes as the care order was continued until the child reaches the age of 18. File photograph: Getty Images

A mother praised for turning her life around after drug addiction wants to see her child for more than the 90 minutes, once a month she now gets with (...)

Judge says it is “slightly disturbing” that even in a case where a service is recommended for a child, the HSE cannot provide it

The HSE is unlikely to fund a recommended neurological assessment for a child who may have suffered brain damage due to his mother’s drug use, a court(...)

Eamonn Cumberton (29) at Bridewell Garda station after his arrest. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A man has been remanded in custody to appear in court later this week charged with the murder of Michael Barr. Eamonn Cumberton (29) of Mountjoy Str(...)

Judge Marie Quirke was told that the girls got into pyjamas as soon as they returned home to keep their school uniforms clean because clothes were not being washed

Two young teenagers were taken into emergency care after they raised the alarm about their mother who was not washing herself or leaving her bedroom a(...)

Dublin District Family Court in Dublin. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A family of young children were taken into the care of the Child and Family Agency yesterday after the judge heard allegations of emotional abuse and (...)

Tusla chief executive Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Alan Betson.

In an interview in The Irish Times on Monday, Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, said the scrutiny brought to child (...)

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