The Supreme Court has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 local elections for the Listowel electoral area of North Kerry.

The Supreme Court, in a judgment with implications for the conduct of future elections, has ordered a total recount of votes cast in the May 2014 loca(...)

The Government recently announced it will fast-track legislation to allow for same-sex marriages by early autumn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two men have been refused permission by the High Court to bring petitions challenging the Yes result of last month’s same sex marriage referendum. Th(...)

Two applications for leave to bring petitions challenging the result of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum will come before the High Court on Friday. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Two separate applications for leave to bring petitions challenging the result of the referendum clearing the way for same-sex marriage here will come (...)

This case will set a precedent for what should be done when there is a breach of the McKenna Principles, as determined by the Supreme Court, governing the conduct of referendum campaigns.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A seven-judge Supreme Court has unanimously refused to order a re-running of the 2012 Children’s Referendum after finding a Dublin woman had failed to(...)

Joanna Jordan had previously brought a petition aimed at overturning the Children Referendum Yes result but that was rejected after Mr Justice Paul McDermott found she had failed to prove, on the balance of probabilities, a one-sided Government information campaign materially affected the outcome.

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge by a Dublin woman to the constitutionality of laws governing challenges to the results of referendu(...)

Joanna Jordan’s petition to have the result of the children’s referendum annulled. The High Court. Judgment was delivered on October 18th, 2013, by Mr(...)

Minister for  Children Frances Fitzgerald speaking to media yesterday about the recent Roma children incidents. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pavee Point is worried that the snatching of two Roma children from their parents by the State might “create the conditions for an increase in racism (...)

Female members of the Oireachtais calling for a Yes vote in the Children’s Referendum in October last year. The Supreme Court found the Government acted unlawfully in spending ¤1.1 million of public monies on a one-sided information campaign on the referendum. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A High Court judge has ruled that Dublin homemaker Joanna Jordan has failed to make out a case to justify an order overturning the Yes result on the C(...)

The court heard RTÉ told the Government proposed advertising slogans for the referendum were political.

RTÉ told the Department of Children and Youth Affairs a month before the Children Referendum that slogans in the Government’s proposed ads for (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Government Ministers, Opposition members and NGO representatives at the Yes for Children campaign bus at Government Buildings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A British professor of government has told the High Court he believes information provided unlawfully by the Irish Government to citizens in th(...)