Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has committed to a review of legislation under which the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) was able to retrieve the phone records of two Irish journalists.
former Chief Justice Ronan Keane The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will not order prosecutions of witnesses who allegedly committed perjury during the 1981 Stardust fire Tribunal, The Irish Times reports.
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has scrapped provisions of the new Road Traffic Bill which would have criminalised the use of smartphone messaging apps while driving.
The Northern Ireland Assembly's insurance policy no longer covers the costs of libel and slander settlements for MLAs, the News Letter reports. A spokesperson for the Assembly confirmed that the change was made when the insurance policy was renewed in April 2015.
PSNI officers arrested almost 400 drivers and motorcyclists for drink driving between 27 November 2015 and 2 January 2016, an increase of over 40 per cent on the year before. Provisional figures released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) show that a total of 396 drink driving arrests
A police officer who allegedly threatened to arrest a senior judge during court proceedings has been referred to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland. Thomas Anthony Carlin, 43, appeared at the High Court in Belfast today for trial on one charge of contempt of court.
Photo credit: "Ottawa - ON - Oberster Gerichtshof von Kanada" by Taxiarchos228 at the German language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of allowing assisted suicide under certain conditions across the country's provinces while giving t
A man has lost his appeal against an order pursuant to section 32(1) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, which requires him to obtain the consent of the High Court before instituting or continuing any legal proceedings in any court or tribunal. The order was made at the request of the Att
Pictured (l-r): Chris English, Davy Private Clients; John Guerin, president of the Law Society; and Conor Cahalane, Davy Private Clients The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Belfast-based wealth manager Davy Private Clients for 2016.
Children's Minister James Reilly The Government has not yet enacted the Children First Act 2015 because of concerns that it will be overwhelmed by allegations of child abuse, witnesses told a UN committee in Geneva yesterday.
Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, former president of the High Court, will be nominated by the King's Inns to serve on the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority, the Irish Independent reports.
Pictured (l-r): Niall Pelly, Michelle Ridge, Andreas Carney, Michael Jackson, Rory McPhillips, Sally Anne Stone and Oisin McClenaghan Six new partners have been appointed at Matheson, the Dublin-based law firm announced today.
Deirdre Duffy, the ICCL's deputy director The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has criticised the Government's reluctance to incorporate economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights into the Constitution.