Deputy Alan Shatter TD: “The timeframe is gone. So we’re into the lifetime of the next government, and there’s no guarantee what the composition of that government will be.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said the Government’s decision to remove surrogacy from the Children and Family Relationships Bill is a “(...)

Victor: ballot papers and campaign posters for Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party lie on the ground after the country’s parliamentary elections, on March 18th. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty

Who won? No party won an outright majority – that has never happened in an Israeli election – but the result was a triumph for Binyamin Netanyahu. His(...)

 Brian O’Donnell arrives at the Court of Appeal in Dublin for  an appeal case to a High Court trespass order against him at his former seaside mansion home Gorse Hill, in Killiney. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A judgement is expected late next week in the appeal taken by solicitor Brian O’Donnell against a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacat(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell.  Photo Leon Farrell /Photocall Ireland

The Court of Appeal extended by a day the suspension of a High Court order requiring solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia to vacate a(...)

Brian O’Donnell: Said his loans were not from Bank of Ireland but from Bank of Ireland Private Banking, which was not a licensed bank but a mortgage intermediary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Court of Appeal extended by a day the suspension of a High Court order requiring solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife to vacate a mansion in the(...)

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The Court of Appeal granted a six-day reprieve to solicitor Brian O’Donnell on a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a mansion in th(...)

Members of the French community play Petanque at a club on in Netanya, Israel. French authorities estimate that as many as 150,000 French Jews live in Israel, and the number of new arrivals has been rising in recent years. Photograph: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

It could almost pass for a seaside town in Brittany. A spring storm has brought hammering rain and gale force gusts of wind, leaving the normally bust(...)

A furniture removal team was seen removing furniture and other items from the O’Donnells former property, Gorse Hill, on Vico Road in Killiney on Thursday night. Photograph: Justin Farrelly Photos. 1:15

A three-judge Court of Appeal has granted a six-day stay to solicitor Brian O’Donnell on a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a man(...)

Brian O’Donnell asked the  appeals court if he and his wife, Mary Patricia, should “continue to pack up” their belongings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times 1:19

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell will learn this morning whether he can appeal a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a mansion in the Dubli(...)

Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett, head of the far-right Jewish Home party, during campaigning  in the country’s general election.  Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Naftali Bennett knows how to work a crowd. Pacing up and down on stage, his shirt-sleeves rolled up, his voice fills the seafront hangar where hundred(...)