“God knows when jury trials will be back. I suspect they won’t be until October at the earliest. That will be very tough on people.” Photograph: Getty Images

The closure of the courts has “turned off” the income stream of many of the State’s barristers, while for solicitors the stalling of the property mark(...)

Normally clients get barristers’ services through their solicitors, but the direct access scheme allows organisations that register for it to circumvent this.

Barristers can give legal opinions direct to organisations including charities and State bodies, rather than through solicitors, to aid these groups i(...)

Barristers and solicitors had complained  that they were continuing to work in crowded courts.

Only urgent court cases and those not involving witnesses will go ahead as the Courts Service introduced further measures to drastically cut operation(...)

 Mattie McGrath pictured speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Independent candidate Mattie McGrath is proceeding with a High Court action aimed at ensuring the vote in his Tipperary constituency proceeds in Satur(...)

Garrett Cooney’s legal career spanned 45 years. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

One of Ireland’s most prominent barristers Garrett Cooney has died following a short illness. Although he acquired a reputation as a leading practiti(...)

  Rebecca Carter (18), of Ardcolm Drive, Castlebridge, Co Wexford, leaving court on Tuesday.  Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

An 18-year-old Co Wexford student, whose Leaving Cert marks were wrongly totted up by an examiner, could lose her chance of a place in a college veter(...)

Supt Dave Taylor said in his protected disclosure that he was ordered by  Callinan to conduct the smear campaign and that  O’Sullivan was aware of it. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Charleton Tribunal was established because of false claims made by the former head of the Garda Press Office, counsel for Garda HQ and former comm(...)

Former Garda Press Officer David Taylor arrives at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A former head of the Garda Press Office has rejected a suggestion that he was anxious to “do down” the then Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan becau(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness (centre)  arriving in Dublin Castle to give evidence at the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Garda press officer Supt David Taylor was “devastated” by the way he was being treated by senior management in the force, the Charleton tribuna(...)

John Tighe (40) of Lavallyroe, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, arrives at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday  morning. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A jury hearing the trial of a father accused of murdering his baby son must be “certain of his guilt” before they can return a guilty verdict, his def(...)

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