Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan A bid by the widow of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane to overturn a High Court ruling which found that Prime Minister David Cameron was justified in refusing an inquest into his death will be heard in April.
Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, outgoing president of Ireland's High Court, has warned his colleagues to avoid making excessive interventions in public investigations. Speaking on Friday, his final day of the bench, Mr Justice Kearns suggested that successive court interventions had "virtually paralysed
Pictured (l-r): Seanna Mulrean and Shane Neville Dublin firm LK Shields has announced the promotion of Seanna Mulrean and Shane Neville as partners in the corporate & commercial and litigation & dispute resolution departments respectively.
The High Court in Dublin has ruled that a woman who hid her pregnancy from her ex-partner can have her three-year-old child adopted despite refusing to identify the child's father. The unnamed 22-year-old woman went to court to win the right to put her child up for adoption despite refusing to ident
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald The Courts Service of Ireland has signed a contract to deliver four new courthouses in Drogheda, Letterkenny, Limerick and Wexford, as well as courthouse improvements in Cork, Mullingar and Waterford.
A man has failed in his attempt to have section 3(2) of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1972 declared unconstitutional. The provision allows as evidence the belief of a Chief Superintendent of An Garda Síochána that a person accused of the criminal offence of membership of the Irish
The Northern Ireland Executive has appointed a three-person panel to develop an anti-paramilitarism strategy for Northern Ireland. Delivering on a key commitment from recent cross-party talks, the Executive tasked Lord Alderdice, Monica McWilliams and John McBurney with developing continued recommen
In a case that will likely carry implications for the conduct of future elections, the Supreme Court has ordered a recount of votes cast in the 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area in North Kerry. The court unanimously upheld a claim by former Senator Dan Kiely that a mistake in cond
Barristers' fees for public work have fallen by 60 per cent since 2008, the Bar Council of Ireland has told a UN committee that will today hear a case concerning access to justice in matters of environmental law. The Bar Council said a "severe" reduction in fees had led to barristers leaving the pro
A prominent Irish republican has been found guilty of nine charges of tax evasion by the jury-less Special Criminal Court. Thomas 'Slab' Murphy was accused of failing to furnish tax returns between 1996-2004, while he was farming and dealing in lucrative cattle.