Senior counsel named for High Court – Law Society of Ireland Gazette

Senior counsel John Jordan and Alexander Owens are to be appointed to the High Court on advisement of a candidate list from the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. The vacancies arise following the appointment of Ms Justice Caroline Costello and Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy to the Court of Appeal in November. Inner Bar Senior counsel John

Prison service faces time in the docks – Irish Examiner

A new director general was appointed to the Irish Prison Service last month, but the picture painted of the system by the minister was questionable, writes Michael Clifford. What’s going on in the prisons? Last month, the minister for justice announced the appointment of Caron McCaffrey as the new director general of the Irish Prison Service.

Limerick remains outside rent pressure zone despite costs above average – The Irish Times

Limerick will not become a rent pressure zone despite two of its three electoral areas having rents above the national average, the Dáil has heard. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said that while Limerick East and West met the criteria with rent rises of more than 7 per cent in five of the past six

House viewers asked to hand over social media accounts and PPS numbers – Irish Examiner

Landlords are seeking extensive amounts of personal information, including PPS numbers, photo ID, and access to would-be renters’ social media accounts before they can view a potential rental property. In a number of cases, agencies have used third-party websites to collate and store information and to vet potential applicants. In addition to asking for client