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Mr Justice Peter Kelly

A High Court judge has said it is “simply incredible” to accept claims by several members of Sean Quinn’s family they cannot produce documents conc(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the Government will increase the size of the Supreme Court from eight to 10 judges in the coming months, a move that will allow it to sit in three divisions for the first time and help cut into the waiting list. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a recent hearing in the Supreme Court, as two barristers ruminated at length over how to go about delivering a box of documents to the court, Mr Ju(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said he is looking forward to debating the Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A referendum on a new Court of Appeal will be held in October after the Government today published a draft law allowing for the creation of the cou(...)

Eighteen per cent of High Court and Supreme Court judges interviewed for a 2004 study believed their political connections had an influence on their appointment. “It would be naive to think politics wouldn’t be a factor, but I think it’s less of a factor nowadays than it was,” says one judge.

It may not be a word that crops up very often when Supreme Court judges convene to decide a case. In some lawyers’ shorthand, it signifies a world (...)

In a judgment issued this afternoon, Judge Colm Mac Eochaidh said he was “compelled” to reject the application for a provisional arrest warrant for US whistleblower Edward Snowden (above), which was made by the US embassy to the Department of Foreign Affairs last Friday, because it did not state where the alleged offences were committed. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Guardian/Reuters

The High Court has refused an application by the United States for an arrest warrant for the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. In a judgm(...)

It was late October 2000, and opinion was split around the cabinet table. In a landmark ruling a few weeks previously, the High Court had decided that(...)

Liquidators in a case against Micheal Fingleton and four former  Irish Nationwide directors claim and ’unusual management structure operated in the company.

Businesses that fail to manage conflict and litigation proactively may find themselves embroiled in lengthy, expensive battles with their clients, (...)

Former Supreme Court  judge Hugh O’Flaherty: ‘They’re all talking about the X case, but in effect the X case is moot because the girl didn’t have an abortion. She had a miscarriage.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the Supreme Court judges who decided the landmark X case on abortion has said the judgment is “moot” and may not be binding on Government. Hugh(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

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