Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “Vested interests rarely if ever welcome reform in their own area.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has rejected criticism by senior members of the judiciary to the proposed new appointments system, claiming they wan(...)

The usual channel of communication between the Four Courts and Merrion Street is the Association of Judges of Ireland

The first striking thing about the letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar from the heads of the five courts is that it exists in the first place. Sent in la(...)

The letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was signed by former chief justice Susan Denham, as well as the presidents of the Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Courts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The country’s most senior judges told Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in an “unprecedented” letter that controversial reforms championed by Minister for Transp(...)

Dublin had the longest waiting times for criminal cases in the District Court last year and was also among the slowest for processing civil actions, C(...)

Judges claimed more than €780,000 in expenses in the first half of 2016, new Courts Service figures show. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Judges claimed more than €780,000 in expenses in the first half of 2016, new Courts Service figures show. The largest claim, for €24,500, was made by(...)

President of the District Court Judge Rosemary Horgan said people are finding that they cannot really afford to pursue a separation or  divorce and are staying together in “very strained and difficult circumstances”.

The increased level of domestic violence cases coming before the District Court is probably the result of the extended economic strain people are unde(...)

A woman who claims abuse by her partner applied  for a temporary barring order on an ex-parte basis,  and swore to the truth of a statement prepared in advance for the Dublin District Family Court. File photograph: Getty Images

A woman who alleged her partner beat her with a hammer, slashed her face and tried to smother her with a pillow has been granted a temporary barring o(...)

Judge Rosemary Horgan: expressed concern about the multiple interviews children are subjected to in child abuse investigations. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The president of the District Court has expressed concern about the frequency with which foster care placements break down. Judge Rosemary Horgan sa(...)

Dolphin House, East Essex Street, which houses the family court. Image: Google Street view

A mother with three children in care cannot leave a psychiatric hospital because no suitable accommodation is available for her, nor can she be assess(...)

Tusla chief executive Gordon Jeyes. Photograph: Alan Betson.

In an interview in The Irish Times on Monday, Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, said the scrutiny brought to child (...)

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