This substantial volume had its origin in a University College Dublin lecture series in 2004, to mark the centenary of Bloomsday. The contributors (...)

John O’Shea former CEO of GOAL photographed at the funeral of Mr Justice Kevin Feeney at the Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, Dublin, today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The four passions of Justice Kevin Feeney’s life “were family, friendship, work and sport,” recalled President of the High Court Justice Nicholas K(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan: will be heavily involved in presenting the legislation and responding to queries

Last Thursday morning, heavy stationery boxes from Áras an Uachtaráin were hand-delivered to about 25 addresses around Ireland. Each box contained a(...)

Former Supreme Court  judge Hugh O’Flaherty: ‘They’re all talking about the X case, but in effect the X case is moot because the girl didn’t have an abortion. She had a miscarriage.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the Supreme Court judges who decided the landmark X case on abortion has said the judgment is “moot” and may not be binding on Government. Hugh(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

‘John Maynard Keynes’s counsels of caution were designed to guide rather than discredit the aspirations of an Ireland which, he remarked, had “lifted a lively foot out of the bogs to become a centre of economic experiment”.’ Photograph: Gordon Anthony/Getty Images
Keynes revisited

Eighty years ago, on April 19th, 1933, John Maynard Keynes, the greatest economist of the age, came from Cambridge to deliver the inaugural ann(...)