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The guidelines are expected to impact most on High Court personal injuries litigation, where awards and legal costs are highest, but the fact they set clear brackets for specific injuries should lead to more settlements and less litigation in all courts. Photograph: Getty Images

“When lawyers say the cuts are ‘savage’, and business and insurance reform campaigners say they don’t go far enough, the cuts might be just about righ(...)

A vote on whether to accept the new guidelines for personal injuries awards in the courts is now expected to take place next Saturday among all judges. Photograph: iStock

A committee of senior judges has declined to make any changes to proposed guidelines for personal injuries awards in the courts, despite concerns rais(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) with then attorney general Séamus Woulfe at an event in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The decision of Chief Justice Frank Clarke on Monday to publish some of his correspondence with Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe over the Golfgate controversy(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke (left) and Supreme Court judge Séamus Woulfe. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The content of Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe’s interview on September 8th by retired chief justice Susan Denham, has emerged as the key issue in the crisis(...)

The Government will now have to devise a new climate plan after the ruling.

The Supreme Court has overturned the Government’s “excessively vague and aspirational” plan to combat climate change. A seven- judge court ruled the(...)

Senators will argue on Wednesday that there is no constitutional impediment to the summoning of a Seanad  with 49, rather than 60, members. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

If Green Party members end up rejecting the programme for government, there are two immediate possibilities this weekend: either a government is cobbl(...)

 The Supreme Court is sitting in  the dining hall at the King’s Inns on Constitution Hill Dublin 7.  Photograph:  Collins Courts

A seven-judge Supreme Court will give judgment on a later date on an appeal concerning the adequacy of a national plan to reduce rising greenhouse gas(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly (left) pictured with her wife Dr Susan Miner at the Four Courts on Wednesday following a ceremony in the Supreme Court where she was appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Collins Courts

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly has been sworn in as a judge in the Court of Appeal, where she replaces Ms Justice Mary Irvine, who has moved to the Suprem(...)

Former High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has criticised the State’s loss-making insurers for not seeking the prosecution of people found(...)

The president of the appeal court, Mr Justice Seán Ryan, said it was for the school to go back to the High Court in relation to that money.

A school special needs assistant will not have to immediately give back a €100,000 payment which she received as part of a €255,000 High Court award f(...)

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