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Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the new measures will not allow a throughput of cases on the scale that operated prior to restrictions being put in place. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The High Court is to increase remote hearings as part of a new plan for court sittings published on Friday. The Courts Service and the judiciary publ(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Sinn Féin councillor Patricia Ryan. Photograph: Facebook

Let’s face it, nobody would deny a general election candidate a holiday given the gruelling demands of the campaign, it’s just that most of them take (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (right) pictured with Chief Justice  Frank Clarke at an event to mark the signing of the establishment of the Judicial Council on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Collins Courts

A large part of the responsibility for the insurance crisis is due to “excessive profit-taking on the part of insurance companies,” the Minister for J(...)

John McKeon was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment, with the   final 18 months suspended.

A robber who attacked a defenceless shopkeeper with a claw hammer leaving him with “life changing” injuries has been jailed for 11 years. John McKeon(...)

The court was told the defendant was a taxi driver for 47 years.  He was supported by several of his fellow taxi drivers in court.  File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An 84-year-old taxi driver who sexually abused his adopted daughter over a ten-year period has been jailed for three and half years. John Walker, des(...)

Nuala Johnson with her daughter Rebecca arrive at the funeral of Richard  Johnson. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former High Court president Mr Justice Richard “Ricky” Johnson was a “man of substance” who never shied away from controversy in his defence of the ju(...)

A man who falsely claimed more than €225,000 in social welfare while living outside of Ireland has received a four year prison sentence. Leendert Sto(...)

The three-judge court  heard Paul Beatty  was under surveillance as he cycled along the banks of the Royal Canal, carrying a revolver wrapped in a plastic bag.

An “important and trusted member” of an organised crime gang who was arrested with a loaded gun in Dublin’s north inner city has been jailed for seven(...)

Former Circuit Court President Mr Justice Ray Groarke

The only feature of support missing in Court 28 of the Circuit Civil Court on Friday when Mr Justice Ray Groarke handed over the presidency of the cou(...)

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