Seán MacBride in 1987:   associated with movement for fair employment. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

British concern at the growing success of the Irish-American campaign to persuade US state legislatures to adopt the MacBride Principles on fair emp(...)

Correspondence between French diplomats strongly suggests the complete remains of WB Yeats were not returned. Photograph: Getty Images 1:46

The French diplomat who was dispatched to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to locate the remains of William Butler Yeats nine years after the poet’s death report(...)

Maud Gonne MacBride with her son Sean MacBride (right) and grandson Tiernan look over ‘an album of photos of Troubled Times in Ireland’

We’re so used to hearing about the beautiful, feisty actress who inspired a thunderbolt of love in WB Yeats that it’s almost impossible to imagine the(...)

Almost three quarters of a century after being sent to the gallows for a murder he had nothing to do with, Tipperary man Harry Gleeson (above) is to become the first recipient of a posthumous pardon from the State

The full and final exoneration of Harry Gleeson has been a long time coming. On the morning of November 22nd, 1940, he discovered the body of Moll Car(...)

A man has had his drink driving charge dismissed because he was handcuffed by a garda when arrested. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

A man has had his drink driving charge dismissed because he was handcuffed by a garda when arrested.Monaghan District Court heard the man had been ful(...)

A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Getty Images

Patsy McArdle A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Judge Seán MacBride dismis(...)

A man accused of urinating on a judge’s car, which was parked outside a courthouse, was jailed at a District Court sitting in Co Monaghan.  File photograph: Reuters

A man accused of urinating on a judge’s car, which was parked outside a courthouse, was jailed at a District Court sitting in Co Monaghan. John McDona(...)

 Judge Patrick Durcan: dismissed cases on the basis that Go Safe staff were unable to demonstrate the requisite legal authority for them to give evidence on behalf of gardaí in relation to speeding  cases in court. Photograph Tony Grehan/Press 22

The Department of Justice is to seek a report from the Garda after almost 100 speeding cases detected by Go Safe vans were dismissed by a district co(...)

 Seán MacBride:  his list of “principles” included provision for affirmative action in the workplace to tackle Catholic under-representation.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

British government concern at the success of an Irish-American campaign to have the “MacBride principles” on fair employment in Northern Ireland adop(...)

Cedric Thornberry (centre) attending a symposium on peacekeeping in Dublin in 1999. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cedric Thornberry, who has died aged 77, was a pioneer in the teaching of international human rights law who continually sought to use his learning to(...)