Susan Denham

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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(...)

Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content.

Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation wh(...)

 Mr Justice Frank Clarke was making his first major speech since replacing Susan Denham as Chief Justice. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The civil justice system must be reformed to allow access to justice for all citizens, the Chief Justice has said. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, in his fi(...)

New Chief Justice Frank Clarke delivers a speech ahead of the new law term, at the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A significant portion of the work of the Supreme Court is to move online, as part of a push to bring more of the courts system onto the internet. Und(...)

Leo Varadkar on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition

June 14th: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach by the Dáil and receives his seals of office from President Michael D Higgins. There is controversy as Fiann(...)

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