Mr Justice Nial Fennelly: has served as a Supreme Court judge since 2000.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly (71), who has been appointed to oversee the commission of inquiry into Garda telepho(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  told the Dáil of the latest scandal to hit the justice system involving inadvertent taping of telephone calls between prisoners and their solicitors.

Fears that recordings of phone calls to and from Garda stations might be destroyed prompted the dramatic establishment of a commission of inqui(...)

Today’s new information  increases pressure on Government and on Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in particular.

Harry McGee Political Correspondent For a little while today, it looked like the Government may just have started drawing a line under the (...)

A man who punched and threw a 10-month-old baby in what was described as a “truly horrific” case of child cruelty has had his three-year sentence increased.

A man who punched and threw a 10-month-old baby in what was described as a “truly horrific” case of child cruelty has had his three-year sentence incr(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. The High Court has lost a number of prominent judges recently and will be further depleted within months. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 15 vacancies are expected to arise on the superior courts in the coming months, giving the Government a rare opportunity to reshape key part(...)

There is speculation that more high-profile judges may step down before changes to the pension regime take effect in August.

New details have emerged of senior judges’ retirement plans, with at least five members of the superior courts preparing to step down. Their depart(...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan: made a judgment in favour of Ecological

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for two substantial developments in counties Wicklow and Wexford after dismissing appeals by An Board Pleanála a(...)

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for two substantial developments in Counties Wicklow and Wexford after dismissing appeals by An Bord Pleanala against the quashing of its refusals of planning permission for those projects.

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for two substantial developments in Counties Wicklow and Wexford after dismissing appeals by An Bord Pleanala ag(...)

 Lissadell House in Co Sligo, which is owned by barristers Constance Cassidy  and Edward Walsh.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo County Council could face a legal costs bill of several million euro after the owners of the Lissadell estate won a unanimous Supreme Court r(...)

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has over the past year or so greatly clarified and expanded the principles underpinning judicial review. This is evident in three ar(...)

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