Papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles J Brown said letting each person define their own concepts of existence and meaning represents “an enormous abdication of our responsibility to seek some meaningful communality among human beings, based on our shared human nature”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Having “absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions” is among the norms limiting the individual’s freedom to act as they might wish, th(...)

Martin McDonagh: has been paid €90,000 of the €900,000 award, made in 2008, pending the outcome of the newspaper’s appeal. Photograph: Collins

The Sunday World has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn a €900,000 damages award made to a man after a jury found he was libelled in an article des(...)

Fianna Fail Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into the alleged duplication of expenses cla(...)

The court awarded the costs of the Ombusdman’s appeal against the Millars

The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that the Financial Services Ombusdman was wrong in rejecting a couple’s complaint over alleged excessive i(...)

The family of businessman Sean Quinn and State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) have agreed to mediation of their long running and bitte(...)

Gerry Walshe is seeking to appeal a refusal by  President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns to allow him bring a petition challenging the May 22nd referendum result.

An application for a stay aimed at restraining the issuing of a certificate verifying the result of the same sex marriage referendum has been adjourne(...)

Properties at Lower Grangegorman and North Brunswick Street have been home to a number of people for more than two years and the occupants have established a garden where they grow food, run an art gallery space, cafe space, and a circus workshop.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A man has failed to get a stay on a court order directing he be jailed for 14 days over failure to leave properties at Grangegorman, Dublin, which a N(...)

Defect in The Companies Act, 2014,   relating to the rights of dissenting shareholders in a takeover when an offer is made to acquire the shares in a company  could be important in the pending takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph:  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The Companies Act, 2014, which comes into force today (Monday, June 1st), has been widely welcomed, and seems overall to be a fine piece of work. But(...)

The sudden closure of the store on Thursday night in the midst of an access dispute with Paul McCann and Stephen Tennant of Grant Thornton, the AIB-appointed receivers to the centre, leaves 100 staff in limbo. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The decision by Dunnes Stores to shutter its store in Gorey Shopping Centre is typical of the brinkmanship that is a hallmark tactic of the country’s (...)

Bryan Dobson of RTÉ, Catherine Walsh of The Reputations Agency, Sarah McCabe of the Business Journalists Association of Ireland, and Mary Murray, Dublin Simon Community, launching this year’s Business Journalists Association of Ireland annual corporate quiz. Photography: Conor Healy

The Business Journalists Association of Ireland has raised €48,000 for the Dublin Simon Community at its annual corporate challenge quiz. Held on Thur(...)