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The guidelines are expected to impact most on High Court personal injuries litigation, where awards and legal costs are highest, but the fact they set clear brackets for specific injuries should lead to more settlements and less litigation in all courts. Photograph: Getty Images

“When lawyers say the cuts are ‘savage’, and business and insurance reform campaigners say they don’t go far enough, the cuts might be just about righ(...)

Sarah Grace is highly critical of elements of  the courts system: ‘The only thing that kept me going was if I leave, he walks, and this is going to happen again. And I can’t do that’

Solicitor Sarah Grace's attacker was jailed this week. She wants the Irish courts system to change for people who have gone through what she did (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the passage of a Bill in the Seanad to allow the identification of children who are the victims of murder or manslaughter. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the passage of a Bill in the Seanad to allow the identification of children who are the victims of mur(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee acknowledged the difficulty facing families seeking missing relatives, according to Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Government department or agency must be appointed to do a national audit of coroners and cemeteries to establish the numbers of unidentified bodies (...)

Prison officer in the commital unit where prisoners spend their first night in Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish prison management is devising a programme to persuade inmates to leave criminal gangs after they are locked up. According to the latest availab(...)

Anxiety disorders and mood disorders were most often reported, which was consistent for men and women. File photograph: iStock

More than 40 per cent of people on probation had at least one mental health diagnosis, compared with 18.5 per cent of the general population, and 10 p(...)

The Children Living with Domestic and Sexual Violence (CLwDSV) coalition details its concerns in a submission made this week to the Family Justice Oversight group in the Department of Justice.

The family law system is further endangering women and children experiencing domestic violence, a new coalition of NGOs says. In a hard-hitting repo(...)

Protesters and gardaí clash during an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on  Saturday. Photograph: Damian Eagers/PA Wire

People attending anti-lockdown protests may be traced by gardaí using CCTV and camera phone footage and prosecuted for breach of Covid regulations, Mi(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A further 14 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Tuesday. This brings to 4,333 the total(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is  to seek Government approval to extend an  ban on visa-free travel from South Africa and most South American countries due concern over  Covid-19 variants. Photograph: iStock

The Government is set to consider tighter restrictions on international travel as the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has promised that a new system for mandato(...)

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