Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell.

The judge chairing the inquiry into taped telephone calls at Garda stations should be asked if his work could be prejudiced by the Department of Justi(...)

A decision on a replacement for Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, who retired from the Supreme Court last month, is imminent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is close to selecting a new Supreme Court judge and will fill at least one vacancy on the High Court in the coming weeks. A decision on(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: murdered in west Cork in December 1996.

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has expressed his disappointment at the news that the Irish(...)

Secretary General of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell: appeared before the Oireachtas justice committee yesterday. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The commission of inquiry chaired by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly into the covert recording of phone calls at Garda stations should be allowed do its work(...)

Clare Daly: “Evidence of unlawful Garda activity towards Ian Bailey has been known by this State since 2001 and the DPP’s report.”

The Commission of Investigation into the recording of telephone calls at Garda stations will cost €2 million this year, accord(...)

Ian Bailey, who has always denied any involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

A lawyer for the family of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier has backed a c(...)

Chief Justice Ms Justice Susan Denham: she and four other Supreme Court judges rejected the High Court finding that the 14-day limit breached
 EU law principles of effectiveness and equivalence.

A significant High Court ruling allowing a South African family leave for judicial review, on EU law grounds, of (...)

Cheryl Mellett, Athlone, Co Westmeath, who has lost her appeal at the Supreme Court. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A soldier has lost her Supreme Court bid to prevent her recommended discharge from the Defence Forces following her failure to(...)

The Supreme Court has ruled the Seanad committee was entitled to find former senator Ivor Callely misrepresented his place of residence for the purpose of claiming expenses. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Seanad committee has won its appeal against a High Court finding in favour of former Senator Ivor Callely over his expenses. A seven-ju(...)

One issue which had ‘disappointed’ Mr Justice Nial Fennelly for many years was the failure of the European Court of Justice to adopt for itself the role of a constitutional court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The European Court of Justice is facing a challenging increase in work-load, Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nial Fennelly has said. The c(...)

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