It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former minister for justice Michael McDowell has warned

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former (...)

Golfers Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell: A court has ruled that McIlroy must be given access to McDowell’s documents. Photograph Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy can see documents concerning fellow golfer Graeme McDowell’s involvement with a sports representation agency, a High Court judge has rul(...)

Nama claims Mr Crosbie failed to disclose substantial assets to the agency and paid his wife €1.4 million just prior to it taking over his loans in 2010

Businessman Harry Crosbie has accused the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) of trying to “bully” and “bulldoze” him and will ask the courts nex(...)

Colfer Rory  McIlroy is challenging the validity and enforceability of representation agreements involving allegedly “unreasonable” fee rates and commissions. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Golfer Rory McIlroy has claimed he got “markedly inferior” terms to those of fellow golfer Graeme McDowell under disputed representation agreements, d(...)

The Convention on the Constitution has voted to afford greater constitutional protection to economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. I(...)

The State wants to overturn a 2006 High Court order  which  defined maternity as being  based on genetic or blood links and ruled the genetic parents were entitled to be registered as the legal parents of the twins.

A seven judge Supreme Court has reserved judgment on the State’s appeal against a decision that the genetic parents of twins born to a surrogate are e(...)

From left, Feargal Quinn, Senator Katherine Zappone and Michael McDowell SC, at a Democracy Matters event in Dublin last September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Democracy Matters, the campaign group established to oppose the abolition of the Seanad, has criticised the Government for delays in implementing what(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A hundred years ago today the Irish Volunteers were founded at the Rotunda Rink in Dublin. Some 7,000 volunteers are said to have turned out for (...)

Senator Katherine Zappone, Michael McDowell SC, Jim O’Callaghan SC and Lucinda Creighton TD during the debate at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former minister of state Lucinda Creighton has accused the Yes side in the Seanad referendum campaign of using misleading and superficial claims to su(...)

Senator Fergal Quinn is picuted with other members of Democracy Matters group who are campaigning for a No vote in the Seanad referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

It would be “political suicide” if Taoiseach Enda Kenny failed to reform the Seanad in the event of a No vote in next month’s referendum on abolishi(...)