Jerry Beades told the court he wanted the order set aside and an opportunity to ‘clear his name’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A legal action brought over the sale of prize-winning cattle belonging to a Co Cork family has been adjourned. More than 1,000 cows and calves belong(...)

John Fagan  leaving the Four Courts  yesterday after the opening day of his High Court action for damages.  Photograph: Collins/Courts

A man who claims he was knocked down by gardaí in riot gear as they advanced against protesters in north Dublin city centre during Queen Elizabeth’s v(...)

William Binchy: the Government “falsely claims that it is bound to take this step because of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, whereas, in fact, the judgment merely requires clarity in our law.’’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government was proposing, for the first time since Independence, to pass a law prescribing the death of innocent human beings, Prof William(...)