The Bar of Ireland
The Bar of Ireland has written to all election candidates, political parties and members of the Oireachtas to call on them to "safeguard justice" in the looming general election.
Published 24 January 2020
Newly-qualified barristers are giving up on criminal work in favour of better-paying work in the civil courts, new figures suggest.
Published 6 January 2020
A new coalition of legal bodies, charities and NGOs has launched a campaign calling on the Government to immediately allocate the funding necessary to develop a dedicated family law courts complex at the Hammond Lane site.
Published 10 December 2019
The Bar of Ireland has presented its annual human rights award to Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in recognition of his work promoting tolerance and in educating young people about the importance of remembrance and reconciliation.
Published 29 November 2019
Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental will be recognised by The Bar of Ireland at an awards ceremony later this month.
Published 22 November 2019
The Government has come under increasing pressure to progress legislation and funding to deliver a major overhaul of the family law system.
Published 24 October 2019
The new Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has blamed a Government department for the delay in rolling out its new complaints system, according to reports.
Published 26 August 2019
The Bar of Ireland will establish an in-house fee recovery service later this year out of concerns about the low recovery rate for barristers' fees.
Published 29 July 2019
Exclusive: Bar to step up monitoring of unpaid fees as 'antiquated' legal aid scheme leaves junior lawyers distressed
The Bar of Ireland will more closely monitor the level of unpaid fees owed to junior barristers under the "antiquated" District Court legal aid scheme following a unanimous decision of the Bar AGM.
Published 24 July 2019
The representative body for barristers has voiced concern about proposals to offer independent legal representation to complainants in rape and sexual assault cases.
Published 23 July 2019
Barristers could go on strike if the State does not consider pay restoration for prosecuting barristers, The Bar of Ireland has warned.
Published 15 July 2019
Five men and five women have been elected to the Bar Council of Ireland, leading to a gender-balanced council for the first time.
Published 8 July 2019
Cork barristers presented €7,500 to two cancer charities after a fundraising coffee morning in memory of their late colleague, Jane Anne Rothwell BL.
Published 29 May 2019
Barristers heard from cervical cancer patient Vicky Phelan and rape survivor Leona O'Callaghan at a landmark conference on the experience of plaintiffs and victims in pursuit of access to justice through the legal system in Ireland.
Published 27 May 2019
Representatives of the barrister profession on both sides of the border focused on the impact of Brexit on the legal and justice sectors at the seventh annual Joint North South Bar Meeting.
Published 8 April 2019