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Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the memorial service for James Osborne at Trinity College Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Leary delivered a funny, but also searingly emotional tribute to his late friend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Warm and moving tributes were paid at a memorial service in Dublin on Friday for James Osborne, the Ryanair director and former managing partner of A&(...)

Chief Justice: Ms Justice Susan Denham is retiring after six years in the role. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Cabinet is expected to nominate the next chief justice at its final planned meeting before the summer recess on Wednesday. There had been concer(...)

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society, Stuart Gilhooly, president of the Law Society, and Irish Times journalists Conor Gallagher and David Labanyi at the Justice Media Awards. Photograph: Lensmen

Irish Times journalist David Labanyi has been recognised for exposing inaccurate Garda breath test figures, at the Law Society of Ireland Justice Medi(...)

Between 2002 and 2016 the branch of the legal profession with about 80 per cent of the legal practitioners in the State – solicitors – has produced just 8 per cent of the superior court judicial appointments. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The process by which we select judges is important because of the impact judges’ decisions have on people’s lives, individually and collectively. In (...)

The Law Society has cracked down on illegal advertising practices by Irish solicitors. Photograph: Eric Luke

A crackdown on illegal advertising practices by Irish solicitors has led to the closure of “claims harvesting” websites which procure and sell inform(...)

Stephen Manning, whose book DIY Justice in Ireland has irritated some in the legal system. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dealing with cases involving a number of people facing repossession orders for their homes last week, High Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Noonan questi(...)

The amount paid out in claims by the Law Society to compensate clients of rogue solicitors totalled €2.29 million in 2015. The Law Society has in pla(...)

The Law Society’s accounts for 2015 show that it recorded a modest operating loss of €36,495 in 2015 after enjoying a surplus of €1.2 million in 2014.

Seventeen top executives at the Law Society along with the Law Society president shared €2.5 million in remuneration in 2015. That is according to th(...)

Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland, said that  solicitors’ firms are coming on the roll to ensure they maintain the status of EU membership. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record number of new solicitors will be added to the Law Society of Ireland roll by the end of the year due to Brexit, the society has said. There(...)

 Finian McGrath, left, said he and Shane Ross had agreed to compromise on the issue of judicial appointments. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Judges “will have to declare their interests” as part of proposed reforms of the judiciary, Independent Alliance minister Finian McGrath has said. Sp(...)

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