Several barristers voiced their concern to Judge Richard Humphreys when he heard the asylum list in the High Court on Monday. File photograph: Getty Images

A new direction on asylum and immigration cases, issued by the President of the High Court, will have “a chilling effect”, giving rise to “significant(...)

Sophie Magennis, head of office with UNHCR in Ireland, said alternative dispute resolution could be considered as a way of reducing the backlog of cases at the High Court.. Photograph: Eric Luke

It would take more than 4½ years to clear the backlog of 1,000 asylum cases in the High Court, a conference heard yesterday. Delays in hearing appeal(...)