Former High Court judge Kevin O’Higgins (above) has for the past 11 months been examining  allegations made by Sgt Maurice McCabe about the conduct of nine Garda investigations between 2007. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed to give the Commission of Investigation set up to examine allegations of corruption and malpractice in the gardaí a three-mo(...)

 John Perry with his Fine Gael  party leader Enda Kenny.  File photograph: The Irish Times

John Perry TD will be added to the Fine Gael election ticket for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, it was revealed in the High Court on Tuesday. Mr Pe(...)

Kevin O’Higgins: unable to locate chain since he last wore it at an official function in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

The body that represents solicitors in Ireland is to commission a new gold chain for its president after the original was lost. The Law Society of Ir(...)

Taiseach Enda Kenny and the Fine Gael party received pleas from TD John Perry who lost at the selection convention for Sligo-Leitrim last weekend, to add him to the ticket. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a row with Fine Gael over the registration of delegates for a selection convention, TD John Perry used the example of a Dublin GAA star who had a s(...)

‘Tens of thousands of those inspired to vote Yes to one amendment by the impressively uplifting “Yes Equality” campaign apparently saw no contradiction in rejecting the other.’ Above, members of Get the Boat 2 Vote, a group of Irish people who returned from London to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

What happened on Friday was truly odd. In the same breath, the Irish electorate triumphantly extended equality to same-sex couples, and resoundingly d(...)

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has brought a legal challenge to guidelines concerning payment of legal costs and expenses for witnesses r(...)

The Law Society of Ireland welcomed its freshest crop of solicitors with a parchment ceremony at Blackhall Place last month. Fifty-two new lawyers were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland welcomed its freshest crop of solicitors with a parchment ceremony at Blackhall Place late last month. Fifty-two newly qual(...)

Military objective: Richard Mulcahy – here inspecting soldiers in Dublin – argued that permitting official executions would prevent National Army troops from carrying out unofficial killings. Photograph: Walshe/Topical/Getty

In the aftermath of the sudden death of Arthur Griffith and the killing of Michael Collins, in August 1922, William T Cosgrave became chairman of t(...)

 Seán Conlon:  The Employment Appeals Tribunal found he threatened  his secretary  with losing her job in a “wholly inappropriate manner” and cast doubt on some of his evidence and claims made. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An Employment Appeals Tribunal has found a Fine Gael TD made a “litany of breaches” of his former secretary’s employments rights and threatened her i(...)

Éamon de Valera with Winston Churchill in September 1953. Photograph: Royal Irish Academy

When Winston Churchill died 50 years ago, President Éamon de Valera paid tribute to him as a great Englishman but could not forebear from describing h(...)