Who we are

Courts News Ireland is an online service provided by the Ireland International News Agency (IINA) and CCC Nuacht, Ireland’s leading courts news agencies.

Diarmaid MacDermott, Managing Director and co-founder of IINA, has experience covering every court in Ireland from the District Court to the Supreme Court for over thirty years for all of the national media, including TV, radio and newspapers. CNI provides a unique service based on the well-earned and established reputation of Ireland International and CCC Nuacht. With an entrenched reputation for accuracy and excellence in reportage, the agencies are contracted by institutional Irish media outlets to report daily from the Irish courts.

Our network of trusted, experienced journalists file daily copy on the proceedings and court judgements of the Irish Central Criminal Court, the Special Criminal Court, the Court of Appeal, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and the High Court. As well as being contracted by Ireland’s media elite, we also supply copy to international agencies and a host of local newspapers and radio stations.

What we offer

Courts News Ireland is the first dedicated source for courts news in Ireland.

After 25 years of providing courts news to the press for publication, we have taken the bold step of creating an online courts news service for all.  News Media is in a state of flux. With Court News Ireland, new and existing clients will, for the first time, have access to an online source dedicated to Irish Court news and Irish Court judgements.  Whether you are a legal or media professional, or whether you just need to keep informed, our courts news service is a must.

With an individual or group subscription to Courts News Ireland, you’ll get priority access to all of the day’s top stories from the centre of the Irish judicial system, including cases that don’t make it to the national news agenda.

You’ll get real-time access to the day’s leading courts news stories and full, in-depth reports on criminal cases and court judgements by seasoned, professional reporters.

For the top cases heard before the Central Criminal Court, the Special Criminal Court, the Court of Appeal, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, High Court extradition and select High Court proceedings, we will update the site with a report and accompanying picture.  You’ll see the first two paragraphs of these stories on our Court News Ireland Home Page or in the Latest Irish Crime News section.

Although we are adding new content all of the time, at the moment we do not cover civil court cases, most of the proceedings of the High Court, District Courts or courts sitting outside of Dublin.

The dates of the law terms for Irish courts vary from year to year, but typically run from October to July. See http://www.courts.ie for details on terms and sittings.To subscribe to a priority account, where you can read the stories in full, click subscribe and select the “Priority Account” option.

If you represent a company or institution interested in subscribing to Courts News Ireland, please contact enquiries@courtsnewsireland.ie for more information about Group Subscriptions.

If you’re a newspaper professional or broadcaster interested in acquiring a licence to publish our content, please click subscribe and select the “Publisher’s Account” option to have a Courts News Ireland representative contact you.

Courts News Ireland – the online Irish News Agency for Court Reports

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