Michael Peart

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The review will take European law into account, particularly rulings from the European Court of Human Rights and how they might impact on the Offences Against the State Acts 1939 to 1998.

International views on the State’s Special Criminal Court are to be sought out by an inquiry led by a former Court of Appeal judge into the operation (...)

The National Maternity Hospital denied negligence and breach of duty. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A three-year-old boy has secured a €2.4m interim payment under a settlement of a High Court action over a brain injury allegedly suffered at the time (...)

Listoke Distillery, located at Tenure, Dunleer, Co Louth, produces the Listoke 1777 brand of Irish gin and operates a gin school.

A dispute between the well-known Listoke Distillery in Co Louth and its managing director is to go to mediation, the High Court has heard. As part of(...)

Sinéad Nic Ambróis, (29) is a single parent who is training to be a solicitor at William G Henry Solicitors, Emmet Street, Ballymote, Co Sligo. She is taking part in a flexible learning programme which is boosting numbers in law from under-represented backgrounds. Photograph: James Connolly

Since secondary school, Sinéad Nic Ambróis dreamed of becoming a solicitor. The young Donegal woman studied law at Letterkenny Institute of Technolog(...)

Ian Bailey at his stall at Schull market, West Cork, on Sunday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The European Arrest Warrant which France will issue Ian Bailey following his conviction in Paris on Friday for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier(...)

Judyta Rozmyslowicz’s door had been forcibly pushed open by gardaí after a garda claimed she had seen a hand move an upstairs lace curtain.

The suspicious movement of a net curtain at an upstairs window led gardaí to unlawfully force their way into a Co Dublin house in search of a man who (...)

Sabine Walsh, president of the Mediators Institute of Ireland, says mediation costs a fraction of the cost of litigation, and the route to resolving conflict is speedier.

Sometimes mediator Sabine Walsh finds herself talking to couples about seemingly trivial matters such as lifts to football matches and who is going wh(...)

 Cardinal Seán Brady. A brother, sister and their  cousin have appealed against the High Court dismissal of their action against the cardinal.  File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Catholic Church authorities have been accused of extreme deceit and equitable fraud in a case involving settlements with victims of abuser Fr(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court,  back row, from left: Mr Justice Peter Charleton, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, Mr Justice Liam McKechnie, Mr Justice John MacMenamin, Mr Justice Frank Clarke and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne; and front row, from left: Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham, Mr Justice John Murray and Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell, at the Supreme Court yesterday as they signed and issued a direction under the Constitution to give rise to the division of work between the new Court of Appeal and a reformed Supreme Court. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Some 258 cases from the Supreme Court’s waiting list have been transferred to the new Court of Appeal following a direction by the Chief Justice, M(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan of the High Court: one of nine judges appointed to the new Court of Appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Court of Appeal is due to be established today, setting off a round of judicial appointments and a major shake-up of the courts system. The signin(...)

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