A High Court judge has directed an inquiry into the legality of the detention in Limerick Prison of a woman for contempt of a Circuit Court order dire(...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan told Paul O’Shea on Thursday he must hand over  lands to receiver George Maloney

A farmer faces going back to prison unless a bank-appointed receiver is able to take possession of some of his land in Co Kildare, a High Court judge (...)

Anti-eviction activist Ben Gilmore is among a group of people that could be jailed for allegedly interfering with a receiver appointed over land in Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A farmer, his wife and several others, including anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy, could be jailed for alleged interference with a receiver appointed(...)

Labour candidate Eoin Holmes on a brief visit to the Meath East byelection count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne, last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The picture of a devastated Eoin Holmes leaving the count centre after March 2013’s Meath East byelection was one of the defining political pictures o(...)

 Pat “the Cope” Gallagher:  warned Fianna Fáil that strategy of running two strong candidates may backfire

Colloquially known as the Malin-M50, Midlands North West is a huge and sprawling constituency taking in 15 counties in three provinces. It is an amalg(...)

Ben Gilroy, of Direct Democracy Ireland at the official launch of the political party in Dublin
of Direct Democracy Ireland is standing for Europe in the Northern constituency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Direct Democracy Ireland introduced their candidates for the local and European elections in Dublin yesterday. Running for seats in Europe are Ben Gil(...)

Political activist Ben Gilroy has been given a four week suspended prison sentence after the High Court ruled he was in contempt of court order(...)

David Hall (second left) protesting against the auction of “distressed” property in 2011. His Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation is involved in an initiative with AIB. photograph: alan betson

It’s gone a bit like Monty Python’s Life of Brian amongst the various pro-consumer groups jostling to be the voice of distressed mortgage holders.Some(...)

Ben Gilroy of Direct Democracy Ireland was brought before the high court today. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A founder of political movement Direct Democracy Ireland, Ben Gilroy, was arrested and brought before the High Court by gardaí today under a warrant i(...)

Political activist Ben Gilroy is  facing the prospect of jail for breaching court orders by allegedly trespassing and occu- pying a Kildare stud farm. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Political activist Ben Gilroy is one of three people facing the prospect of jail for breaching court orders by allegedly trespassing and occupying a K(...)