Colin Daly

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Tralee courthouse. It does not have enough court rooms, the jury rooms are cramped, and there is little space to hold prisoners. Photograph: Kerry’s Eye

“The Liberator” Daniel O’Connell’s portrait hangs in the atrium of the 19th century courthouse in Tralee, a man who displayed a legendary talent for (...)

Reports of domestic violence have increased sharply during the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Victims of domestic violence will be able to appear in court remotely from women’s refuges, to seek and obtain barring and protection orders, under a (...)

 Judge Colin Daly was nominated by the Government for appointment as a judge of the Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

The president of the District Court, Judge Colin Daly, has been nominated by the Government for appointment as a judge of the Circuit Court. He has b(...)

Service managers  are seeing an increase in severity of violence, reporting that women coming forward are increasingly the victims of vicious and violent physical attacks. Photograph: iStock

Calls to family support helplines surged after news broke on a Sunday night in October that an escalation to Level 5 of Living with Covid-19 was being(...)

 Cahir O’Higgins:  appeared at Dublin District Court accused of theft of €400 belonging to a Spanish man who was a defendant in district court proceedings. File Photograph: Alan Betson

A top criminal defence solicitor has told a court he is innocent “beyond any doubt” as he was sent forward for trial of accused of theft and pervertin(...)

The family law division of the District Court was one of the last jurisdictions to introduce remote hearings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Family law practitioners have raised concerns that virtual childcare hearings will result in aggrieved parents uploading footage of cases to the inter(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said the new measures will not allow a throughput of cases on the scale that operated prior to restrictions being put in place. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The High Court is to increase remote hearings as part of a new plan for court sittings published on Friday. The Courts Service and the judiciary publ(...)

Solicitor Cahir O’Higgins faces five charges, including theft and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A high-profile criminal defence solicitor is to stand trial accused of theft and perverting the course of justice. Cahir O’Higgins (45) had been char(...)

It was also alleged the woman made threats to kill while on an access visit

A woman has appeared at Dublin District Court charged with two counts of attempted murder of her infant twin sons. She was initially charged with ass(...)

There is a campaign to get the Government to recognise parental alienation, with 18 county councils passing motions calling for  the implementation of  recommendation 36 of the Report on Reform of the Family Law System. Photograph: iStock

Like most other grandparents around the country, John and his wife, Anne, can’t see their grandchildren during the Covid-19 shutdown. But for them the(...)

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