The entrance of the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries will receive their first compensation payments from the State before Christmas, Minister for Justice (...)

Local turfcutters at Clonmoylan bog, Co Galway harvesting their bogs last week. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

There have been some infringement proceedings against Ireland that may have taken longer to settle but few taken have proved as bitter, as divisive or(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: chairs the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Applications were received from 174 lawyers to fill a single vacancy on the District Court bench last year. The annual report of the Judicial Appointm(...)

The UN Committee Against Torture criticised the inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries that was chaired by former senator Martin McAleese, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, independent and thorough” investigation.   Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The United Nations torture watchdog has criticised the McAleese inquiry into the Magdalene laundries, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, ind(...)