Acting  Taoiseach Enda Kenny: judgment would ‘potentially’ have an impact in a limited number of cases. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said necessary action will be taken quickly to address issues raised by the High Court decision to declare unconstitut(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Convened the  meeting in Áras an Uachtaráin which extended to over three hours. Photograph: PA

The majority of those present at yesterday’s Council of State meeting said President Michael D Higgins should not refer a proposed law governing the (...)

 President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, at his office in the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The retiring president of the High Court has warned his fellow judges about the dangers of paralysing investigations into matters of serious public co(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: has called for a review of defamation law to  ensure better protection of court reporters who perform an ‘important public service’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Attorney General has called for a review of the defamation laws to ensure better protection of court reporters who perform an “important public se(...)

Lucinda Creighton took to the plinth  to demand that the Government publish the advice it was given by the Attorney General, Máire Whelan, on the setting-up of the IBRC commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every Easter weekend, the teachers’ unions go off for a few days to some hotel or other, looking for notice. And they get it, too: acres of space in (...)

 Mr Justice Brian Cregan, who is examining 37 IBRC transactions involving write-offs of more than €10 million, has distributed a draft interim report to interested parties to seek their observations.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The inquiry into write-offs on Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) asset sales will take “several years” to complete even if granted extra legal (...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a lot of post- hoc rationalisation in the past few days about what was known, and what should have been known, when the terms of ref(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has been requested not to make a decision on how to proceed with the IBRC investigation until an interim report is complete. Minister f(...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: The Fennelly report raised very serious questions about her judgment. She gave seriously inconsistent evidence to the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Attorney General is one of the most powerful and influential people in the State. She is also one of the least accountable. If she screws up, she (...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)