The judiciary contemplated  suing the government over cuts to judges’ pay during the financial crisis. File photograph: Getty Images

The judiciary contemplated taking “the nuclear option” and suing the government over cuts to judges’ pay during the financial crisis, it has emerged. (...)

Former Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman who died in March. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Supreme Court judge the late Adrian Hardiman threatened to resign if the 2011 referendum on cutting judges’ pay was passed. The judge’s intent(...)

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman: presumption of innocence “radically undermined”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The treatment in the UK of people questioned as part of the Operation Yewtree inquiry into historical sex allegations against celebrities, raises fun(...)

The wrong move on evidence

The Supreme Court’s decision, by a narrow majority, to effectively amend the rule on the admissibility of evidence in criminal trials will be welcomed(...)

Dr Conor O’Mahony of the Faculty of Law at UCC told a seminar marking the anniversary of Louise O’Keeffe’s victory in the European Court of Human Rights that Irish law under-utilises the court. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Louise O’Keeffe’s victory in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has helped highlight the potential of the Strasbourg court to enrich the Irish (...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham:  she said in in a divorce judgment  that  the people did not vote for a “clean break”-type divorce in the second referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s 20 years since Ireland voted for divorce. An Irish Times series, Divorced Ireland, explores the effects of that vote on Irish life, then (...)

 Mr Justice Feargus  Flood, first chairman  of the  planning tribunal. In 2002, ordinary citizens queued around the block when  Mr Justice  Flood published his damning report on the payments made to former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke. Photograph: Alan Betson

The planning tribunal, in its heyday, was box office. For years, nightly news led with the latest from Dublin Castle, where the public gallery was reg(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman:  said it was  up to the European Court of Human Rights to clarify if had abandoned the principal of subsidiarity or if the O’Keeffe judgment was simply an “outlier”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A senior judge has warned the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg may be exceeding its own powers by taking on cases that have not been full(...)

The advent here of the US Miranda approach to access to a lawyer for an arrested person moved a step closer as a result of a landmark Supreme C(...)