Susan Denham

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Former president Mary McAleese and Catherine McGuinness, first female appointee to the Circuit Court in 1994. Photograph: James Forde

Women have had to listen to “some shocking sexist piffle” over the generations to justify their exclusion “from everywhere except the kitchen”, former(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

Social media guidelines are being drafted by a committee made up of the presidents of all five court divisions including the chief justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Irish judges are to receive guidelines within the next three months on how to deal with social media during trials. The guidelines are being drafted (...)

In a judgment in 2001, Supreme Court judge (and future Chief Justice) Susan Denham suggested that article 41.2 did not assign women to a domestic role. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In particular, the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achie(...)

Men of the Week: members of Waterford City and County Council who stood for a group photograph to highlight their support for a No vote in the referendum. Photograph:  Darren Skelton/Waterford News & Star.

The dining hall of the Honourable Society of King’s Inns is a magnificent room wherein baby barristers are granted the privilege of dining with eminen(...)

Claire Loftus, the Director of Public Prosecutions

Up until very recently, almost the entire Irish justice and law enforcement structure was headed up by women. Susan Denham, Nóirín O’Sullivan, Máire (...)

Sentencing guidelines for judges would encourage greater uniformity in the treatment of offenders. Photograph: Frank Miller

Jail is not always an appropriate penalty and judges have been encouraged to treat it as a sanction of last resort. The fact that District Court sente(...)

Funeral of Donal Barrington pictured at St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The former Supreme Court judge, Donal Barrington, saw the Constitition as a living, breathing document that respected the human rights of all, his fun(...)

  Vincent McGrath,   former MEP Patricia McKenna,  Annette Woolley,  Frank Donaghy and Solidarity TD Paul Murphy at a press conference ahead of the first trial of seven defendants   who were found not guilty    of the false imprisonment of former Labour leader Joan Burton  and her assistant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Jobstown trial involving Solidarity TD Paul Murphy was the most high-profile criminal trial of 2017 in Ireland and was followed by Dáil exchanges (...)

The Government has nominated a number of senior judges to positions, though two vacancies on the Supreme Court remain outstanding. It has also nomin(...)

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