Ivor Callely: prisoners’ 25 per cent remission does not have to be earned, despite often being referred to as “time off for good behaviour”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

At the heart of Ivor Callely’s legal efforts to secure enhanced remission of a third of his jail term is the framing of the parameters around which t(...)

Ivor Callely leaving court yesterday after the High Court judgment. Photograph: Courts Collins

The High Court has quashed and referred back for reconsideration a decision by the Minister for Justice not to grant former politician Ivor Callely e(...)

A file image of former Fianna Fáil  senator and minister of state Ivor Callely. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The High Court has quashed and referred back for reconsideration a decision by the Minister for Justice not to grant former politician Ivor Callely en(...)

 Former politician Ivor Callely’s legal action aimed at overturning the refusal to grant him temporary release from prison has been adjourned after the State objected to ‘scandalous allegations’ in a sworn statement.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An action by former politician Ivor Callely aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal to grant him temporary release from prison has bee(...)

Independent Senator David Norris put his face on the front of 2,000 Christmas cards.

Nine ministers were among the 47 Oireachtas members who used the Leinster House printing service to produce personalised Christmas cards, documents re(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The High Court has varied the terms of former politician Ivor Callely’s bail to allow him temporarily leave the jurisdiction.Mr Callely, who was jaile(...)

John Halligan’s extra-terrestrial-themed Christmas cards have attracted attention in recent years. This year’s offering features a sci-fi eye and contains the cryptic message: “It’s not what you see it’s how you see it”.

A sharp drop in the number of TDs and Senators sending taxpayer-funded Christmas cards is guaranteed this festive season as elected representatives fe(...)

 Former politician Ivor Callely is seeking bail pending the outcome of his legal action aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal to grant him temporary release. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Jailed former politician Ivor Callely is seeking bail pending the outcome of his legal action aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal (...)

Jailed former politican Ivor Callely has begun a High Court challenge aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal to grant him temporary release from prison.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Jailed former politican Ivor Callely has begun a High Court challenge aimed at overturning the Minister for Justice’s refusal to grant him temporary (...)