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President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, last week said he was struggling to find judges for new cases. Photograph: Eric Luke

A judge who sat on the Mahon planning tribunal is one of four Circuit Court members who have been selected by the Government to fill upcoming vacan(...)

The Cabinet has selected judges Carroll Moran, Mary Faherty, Raymond Fullam and Carmel Stewart to fill four of the vacancies that will arise on the High Court when the Court of Appeal is formally established later this month. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated four Circuit Court judges for appointment to the High Court. At today’s cabinet meeting, ministers selected judges Carrol(...)

Legal shortage: delay in signing off nominations leaves High Court short of seven judges.

The president of the High Court has said he is struggling to find judges for new cases because the Government has not yet moved to fill seven vacan(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan found ‘serious and significant’ error in how the Ombudsman had interpreted a key clause in contract documents concerning Danske Bank’s entitlement to increase the variable interest rate payable on the mortgage accounts. Photograph: Reuters

A significant High Court ruling means the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) must reconsider a couple’s complaint that Danske Bank was not entitled to(...)

The judge said that while social workers had shown huge commitment to the teenager’s welfare, it had been negligent to conclude she was suitable for independent living.

The HSE has been held liable for damages for the burning down of a Co Westmeath house next door to where it had “negligently” placed a vulnerable teen(...)

With the High Court set to lose seven senior judges to the appeals court, one-fifth of its posts are up for grabs in a single round.

The Government is about to select 10 new judges for the superior courts in a move that will significantly alter the profile of the judiciary. The Jud(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in the High Court today directed three dissident republicans must be released “forthwith” after finding the court has no jurisdiction to vary defective warrants under which they are detained.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three dissident republicans convicted of trying to buy weapons and explosives on behalf of the Real IRA are expected to walk free from prison later to(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan

The chief instructor with the Irish Parachute Club, Paul McMahon, has won his High Court challenge against the Irish Aviation Authority’s decision to (...)

Michael McKevitt: had demanded a full one-third enhanced remission of a 20-year sentence imposed on him in August 2003, after he had been convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael McKevitt, who is serving a 20-year sentence for membership of the Real IRA, will remain in prison at least until the Supreme Court hears an ap(...)

Mr Justice Bernard Barton will give his decision tomorrow afternoon on the application for release from Portlaoise prison of alleged IRA leader Mich(...)

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