Dr Geoffrey Shannon: he champions a “whole-school” counter to cyberbullying incorporating policies, codes of behaviour, education on social media and the involvement of parents

The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection has said firmer laws against cyberbullying are now(...)

Counting  votes for the Dublin area in the abortion referendum in 2002. Photograph: Frank Miller

(...)’Reilly generally kept a low profile but he broke the surface in an extraordinary court case. In 1973, he got his(...)

Two men have appeared before a special sitting of the District Court in Tralee, charged with thefts of tourist property at viewing spots, breaking into cars, possession of house breaking implements and other offences in the Killarney area in July and August. Photograph: File pic/The Irish Times

Two men appeared before a special sitting of the District Court in Tralee yesterday, charged with(...)

Michael McKevitt: had demanded a full one-third enhanced remission of a 20-year sentence imposed on him in August 2003, after he had been convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...), after he had been convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of(...)

Alleged Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt will have to wait until at least next week to hear if he will get out of jail early.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...).The sentence, handed down by the non-jury Special Criminal Court, was backdated to 2001.Lawyers for McKevitt(...)

(...).Counsel said Mr McKevitt had been convicted by the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation(...)

 Michael McKevitt:   was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in August 2003 after being convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

(...) imprisonment in August 2003 after being convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist(...)

Michael McKevitt was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment in August 2003 after being convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...) years’ imprisonment in August 2003 after being convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan: ordered the immediate release from Portlaoise Prison of “self-acknowledged IRA prisoner” Niall Farrell, on the grounds he had not been given proper consideration by the prison authorities for a one-third remission of sentence. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...) lead to his being less likely to reoffend. He had been sentenced by the Special Criminal Court in(...)

Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One racing, departs the Oberlandgericht Muenchen courthouse after judges agreed to conclude his trial for bribery. Ecclestone worked out a deal with prosecutors that spares him from jail time in exchange for payments of a $100 million fine and €25 million to bank BayernLB. Ecclestone was accused of bribing a BayernLB employee in connection with the sale of a portion of Formula One. Photograph: Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

A German court on Tuesday halted a bribery trial against Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for his(...)