Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with his daughter Sarah. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State agency set up to tackle white-collar crime is under severe pressure after the judge in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman, Seán F(...)

Judgments obtained in the UK could become unenforceable in some EU member states and more difficult and more expensive to enforce here. Photograph: Nicolas Nadjar

Brexit creates “significant opportunities” for Irish lawyers to sell more services to the international sector, according to the Bar Council. Howeve(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the “whole notion of conflicts of interest is something we perhaps take an exaggerated view of”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lawyers for Garda whistleblowers have expressed “deep concern” that the same legal team is to represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and forme(...)

The Law Reform Commission said the current system  was largely derived from the Judicature (Ireland) Act 1877 and 200 other pieces of legislation

A review of how the civil courts operate may see increased case management by judges and administrative staff so that cases are concluded much more q(...)

A file image of former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Two jurors have been discharged from the trial of the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick after informing the judge of insurmountabl(...)

Former Chairman of Anglo Irish bank, Sean FitzPatrick, arrives at the Criminal Courts of Justice. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The jury in the trial of former Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been told the hearing of evidence will not begin for another two weeks. Legal arg(...)

The island of Canouan in the Caribbean.

Businessman Denis O’Brien is linked to property on the Caribbean island resort of Canouan, where his former business partner Dermot Desmond has been i(...)

The secretary general of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Dermot Henihan, arrives at a police station to be questioned over  matters of  Olympics ticketing  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has said it has legal advice that there is no impediment to it co-operating fully with the Government’s non-statu(...)

 Michael Lowry: TD already facing multi-million euro legal costs, and a pending criminal trial. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent TD Michael Lowry, who is already facing multi-million euro legal costs, and a pending criminal trial, had another costs order made against(...)

The juryless Special Criminal Court heard 16 cases last year, including that of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, whose case took 32 days. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The next available trial date in the Special Criminal Court is more than two years away but this will shorten immediately when a second court begins o(...)

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