Ken Murphy

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 Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society of Ireland. “People in custody are in an extremely vulnerable position, and their rights, recognised by the European Convention as well as our Constitution, should be protected”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is unanimous agreement among lawyers that the improper recording of conversations between prisoners and their legal representat(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he had no doubt the principles detailed by the Supreme Court will be complied with. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said today’s Supreme Court ruling relating to the questioning of suspects in Garda custody clearly impact(...)

Oireachtas committee is to discuss proposed  legislation that will require tobacco products to use plain packaging. Photograph: PA

The Law Society will attend a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee today to outline its strong opposition to the Government proposals to (...)

Thomas Byrne received a 16-year term, with four years suspended. Photograph: Collins Courts

The convicted former solicitor Thomas Byrne has been moved to Mountjoy Prison, where he has begun a 12-year sentence for theft and fraud offences tota(...)

Complaints against one solicitor over the past year numbered 156, new figures provided by the Law Society show. The regulatory body for solicitors say(...)

Viviane Reding: historic moment for justice in Europe

EU citizens who are arrested or accused of a crime have the right to interpretation in their own language in all courts in the union after a new direc(...)

GORDON DEEGANThe number of solicitors struck off by the Law Society last year increased from five to nine. However, Director General of the Law Societ(...)

Inside a courtroom at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin.

The Law Society is to deploy undercover agents around the country’s court venues in a bid to expose unscrupulous solicitors touting for business.The u(...)

Arthur Cox grew its staff numbers by 10.6 per cent last year. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Some of Ireland’s biggest law firms grew significantly last year, with one increasing its solicitor(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly confers with Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Frank Miller

The row between the Government and the judiciary appears to have abated this evening after a meeting between judges and the Attorney Gen(...)

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