The new government intends to introduce a statutory offence of perjury, to make it easier to prosecute those who knowingly give false evidence.

The controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 is to be enacted within the first six months of the proposed new government, but with ame(...)

The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s pet project. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Expect fireworks in the Seanad on Tuesday when the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is up for debate again. Next week marks the first anniversary(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: she  has served as a judge on the Court of Appeal for the last four years, and before that was a High Court judge, having been appointed in 2007

Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the Court of Appeal judge, is to be promoted to the Supreme Court, the Government decided on Tuesday. Ms Irvine will remain i(...)

Senator and former attorney general Michael McDowell says he believes that aspects of the Bill are unconstitutional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has been delayed again and will not return to the Oireachtas until after the summer. The Bil(...)

Mary Aiken: “I get very worried when I see convictions based on cell tower pings.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The legal system needs to “factor in” the potential for the cyber staging of evidence, according to a cyberpsychology expert. “I get very worried whe(...)

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe and his lawyer Michael McDowell at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Mr McDowell said that the error, however unintentional, should never have occurred. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe accepts that the inclusion of a false rape allegation against him in a HSE report was not the result of any del(...)

Objectors to Apple’s Athenry data centre plan argue that it is  a matter of “dramatic public importance” that the disputed permission was granted by An Bord Pleanála in a manner that “sliced and diced” the overall proposed development. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A judge will rule next week whether to allow two local residents appeal his decision clearing the way for tech giant Apple to develop the first phase (...)

Former Garda ombudsman  Conor Brady has called for radical reform of the force. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Garda ombudsman Conor Brady has said the appointment of a new Garda Commissioner will make little difference to the problems in the force, call(...)

The so-called ‘Jobstown six’ including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy (centre) who were all cleared of all charges on Thursday.  Photograph: PA

The so-called ‘Jobstown Six’ should not have been charged with false imprisonment following the water charges protest in 2014, former minister for jus(...)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: has made an application in the District Court for the unfreezing of funds first frozen in March 2011 under Irish money-laundering legislation. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Gardaí travelled to Moscow to discuss the case of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky with the Russian prosecuting authorities, a Dublin court has he(...)

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