Ken Murphy

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On average, the cost of car insurance has risen by 38 per cent in the past year: According to the insurance industry, there are solid and sadly sensible reasons for   this. Illustration: iStock/Getty

You know things are bad when people start moving back in with their parents because car insurance costs too much. For most of us, moving back in with (...)

Chief executive of the Courts Service, Brendan Ryan, said this week that his officials were now profiling upcoming cases to assess if additional gardaí should be on duty when it was feared there might be protests. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Law Society has said it has received no complaints from members about alleged intimidation at courthouses during the hearing of home repossession (...)

Divorce was introduced in Ireland 20 years ago.

Proposed legislation to reduce the period of separation necessary to obtain a divorce from four to two years, has been broadly welcomed by family law (...)

 Law Society of Ireland figures show  186 solicitors from the UK were admitted to practise here in the first six months of 2016. At this stage last year the number was fewer than 50. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record number of UK solicitors have been admitted to practise in the Republic ahead a possible Brexit, Law Society figures show. In the first six m(...)

Essay-writing services might be attractive to under-pressure students, but using them constitutes plagiarism. Photograph: Steve Debenport/iStock

You have an avalanche of assessments, a flurry of essay deadlines and your exams are just around the corner. So, when you see an advert for a compa(...)

“A lot of people feel that it’s immoral to have to pay tax on the family home, and I think that’s why there is a lot of bad feeling towards the tax.” File photograph: Frank Miller

The current inheritance tax threshold of €280,000 does not reflect a booming housing market and has forced some children to sell their family homes, a(...)

Almost 2,000 drivers have been able to avoid, over a 27-month period, conviction for driving offences, and the consequent application of penalty points on their licences

Judges should apply the law as enacted by the Oireachtas and end the practice of giving defendants the choice of paying into the poor box, Law Societ(...)

The overall €3.67 million paid out by the Law Society compensation fund in 2014 compared to €2.85 million in 2013, €4.3 million in 2012 and €3.69 million in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

The amount paid out in claims by the Law Society to compensate clients of rogue solicitors rose by 29 per cent to €3.67 million in 2014. The Law Soci(...)

The Bar Council retains the right to refuse membership of the Law Library to barristers in employment or new business models. The Law Society retains financial and accounting oversight of solicitors.

After years of delay, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald expects to commence legislation to overhaul the legal professions early in 2016. Records(...)

The Law Society of Ireland has said there were 4,623 practising female solicitors and 4,609 male solicitors in the Republic at the end of 2014. File photograph: Getty Images

The trend whereby about two-thirds of all newly qualified solicitors in Ireland are female is likely to continue, the Law Society of Ireland has said.(...)

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