Michael D was a leading light in the Lit & Deb Society at UCG (President of Ireland website)

Michael D Higgins President of Ireland Finalist for 1966 individual award I have clear recollections of a wonderful debating year when Michael Farrell(...)

The Supreme Court also reaffirmed that ‘plea bargaining’ has no ‘place in our constitutional architecture’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State did not appeal a fully suspended sentence given to an abusive mother who left her four-year-old child requiring resuscitation and life-savin(...)

 Paul Anthony McDermott’s funeral was held in same church he   had married his wife Annick five years previously and where his sons  were baptised in the following years. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott was remebered as a “fantastic father” and a person with “a great sense of justice” during his funeral Mass in Dublin.(...)

 Paul Anthony McDermott  who died on Tuesday after a short illness. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The contribution of barrister, public commentator and author Paul Anthony McDermott to the legal system in Ireland was highlighted as the Dáil debated(...)

Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott has died. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The death has taken place of the barrister, public commentator and author Paul Anthony McDermott SC. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie F(...)

Ruth Morrisse’s solicitor said on Monday his client had still not been told directly about the State Claims Agency’s appeal. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The State Claims Agency has formally appealed the High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey case but says its action will have no impact on her €2.1 m(...)

 A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Legal experts have cast doubt on the Government’s plans to make individuals accountable for the cost overruns at the national children’s hospital. Pr(...)

Former INBS  chief executive Michael Fingleton, arriving at the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Central Bank has refused to disclose its mounting multimillion-euro legal bill for the ongoing inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INB(...)

The three judges who heard the case in the Supreme Court reserved judgment.

A couple who allege they were the victims of a corrupt planning decision are bidding to sue Dublin City Council more than 30 years after it refused t(...)

Solicitor Joseph Buckley is objecting to decisions of the taxing master on some of his bills.  Photograph: iStock

The case of a solicitor who disputes he overcharged a former client by more than €650,000 was described by an experienced legal costs accountant as th(...)

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