The Hon Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, Chief Justice and the Hon Mrs Justice Susan Denham. The Council of Europe has said the process by which judges are chosen should be reviewed with a view to selecting the most qualified and suitable candidates in a transparent way. Photograph:  Garrett White

Strasbourg body calls for system free from political interference

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts yesterday with his partner, Jules Thomas, for the third week of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

Events spanning almost 60 years picked over

 Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas   leaving the Four Courts today, Mr Bailey’s seventh day under cross-examination by Luán Ó Braonáin SC, who is acting for the State. Photograph: Collins

Bailey agrees writings included ‘life’s a bummer when you’re unknown and unpublished’

Ian Bailey’s case against the State continues at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Ian Bailey is questioned about newspaper and interviews

 Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington of NUI Galway:  a long-serving and widely published lecturer who missed out on promotion in 2009 after a process described by the tribunal as “ramshackle”.

Granddaughter of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington says decision ‘strikes a blow for all female academics’

Man on sick leave with depression treated less favourably due to disability, said tribunal

The report for the Law Society  found gross incomes for self- employed solicitors fell 43 per cent from 2007 to 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

Report shows fivefold increase in number of legal professionals on jobless benefits

File photograph of protest against direct provision in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Number of asylum system ‘house rules’ found to be unlawful

Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

At A Glance: Ian Bailey spent the day in the witness box under cross-examination

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