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#legal system

# legal-system - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

The use of suspended sentences by Irish courts is up for debate

The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on their use.

# legal-system - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'Dealing with a loved one's death is difficult, but a murder poses special problems'

Joan Deane helps people deal with the trauma of losing someone through homicide.

# legal-system - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Irish law around suspended sentences ruled unconstitutional

It means emergency legislation will likely be required.

# legal-system - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Elderly man cleared of shooting two intruders, killing one

It is the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defence laws.

# legal-system - Friday 21 November, 2014

Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...

… although politicians, not so much.

# legal-system - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth

As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.

# legal-system - Monday 22 September, 2014

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses

A plan to close them has been shelved.

# legal-system - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Why and how are children taken into State care?

When the State intervenes in family situations, it does so in our name. We should be aware of child care proceedings so we can all participate in an informed discussion rather than reacting to the latest headline, writes Carol Coulter.

# legal-system - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the Court of Appeal referendum?

Do you want the new court to be established or for our courts system to remain the same?

# legal-system - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse

Despite barring orders, woman says she has been tortured by her ex-partner for almost a decade.

# legal-system - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Column: Heather Perrin’s conviction exposes flaws in the system

The system by which Ireland appoints its judges is now under scrutiny, writes Sarah McCabe – so how does it hold up?

# legal-system - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.

Our judicial system is selective and incoherent – and judges are so pampered they can’t even open doors for themselves, writes Aaron McKenna.