A judge who had close contact with somebody with Covid-19 has directed a jury in an ongoing criminal trial from his home.
Published 15 September 2020
A criminal defence solicitor accused of theft and perverting the course of justice wants to meet the case head on and “reclaim his reputation”, a court has heard.
Published 4 August 2020
After a legal battle lasting nearly 12 years, the High Court will order the extradition of Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, to Lithuania where he is wanted on international weapons trafficking charges.
Published 29 June 2020
A father convicted of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of his daughter in the first case of its kind in Irish legal history is to appeal his conviction and sentence.
Published 27 May 2020
A senior barrister was forced to pick up the phone in front of three judges yesterday, as courts continue to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic with remote hearings.
Published 24 April 2020
A trial date has been set in the case of former solicitor Michael Lynn, who is accused of multi-million euro thefts.
Published 21 April 2020
Extradition request to be 'terminated' after Russia fails to respond to concerns about prisons and trial rights
A failure by Russian authorities to respond to the High Court’s concerns about prison conditions and fair trial rights in Russia has resulted in the immediate “termination” of an extradition request.
Published 2 April 2020
A senior judge has said there is no reason why non-jury trials cannot proceed in the Special Criminal Court when many other upcoming court cases have been placed in doubt over the coronavirus crisis.
Published 31 March 2020
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, paid a visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday to observe the operation of the courts during the coronavirus crisis.
Published 27 March 2020
The president of the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General and leading members of the legal profession have paid tribute to Mr Justice Brian McGovern on his retirement from the bench.
Published 13 March 2020
A High Court action by a German human rights lawyer against Google over what he claims are several attempts by parties based in the Middle East to hack his private email account has been adjourned generally.
Published 6 March 2020
Two cases brought by former prisoners over having to 'slop out' have been mentioned before the High Court.
Published 26 February 2020
The courts should not shy away from starting at five years' imprisonment when it comes to sentencing individuals for “high-end” cases of assault causing harm, according to the Court of Appeal.
Published 21 February 2020
The Court of Appeal has reserved its judgment on the latest legal bid by the family of Séamus Ludlow to compel the State to reinvestigate his 1976 murder by "loyalist extremists".
Published 19 February 2020
A damages action brought by a lawyer and academic over serious injuries he sustained following a car crash in Co Tipperary over a decade ago has been resolved.
Published 17 February 2020