Prof William Binchy:  co-authored leading text on the torts law. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A leading text on tort law has won a top prize at the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association law book awards. Law of Torts (fourth edition), by Mr Justice (...)

Two weeks ago, after an email exchange, I met in a Dublin hotel a woman who claimed to have something to show me that I would find of interest. When w(...)

People gather outside the Dáil on Kildare Street t the beginning of the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The posters appeared on lamp-posts overnight in Tallaght earlier this month. They had been recycled from Fine Gael’s campaign during the children’s re(...)

Dr Eamonn Moloney, consultant psychiatrist, Cork University Hospital; Prof Veronica O’Keane, consultant psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital and TCD; and Dr Yolande Ferguson, consultant psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital, attending Monday’s hearing of the Oireachtas health committee.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The principal outcome of the three days of abortion hearings at the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children was that the agenda has moved o(...)

William Binchy: the Government “falsely claims that it is bound to take this step because of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, whereas, in fact, the judgment merely requires clarity in our law.’’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government was proposing, for the first time since Independence, to pass a law prescribing the death of innocent human beings, Prof William(...)

 Solicitor Caroline Simons arriving at the Oireachtas Health Committee hearings, at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Following the divergences in opinion among obstetricians and psychiatrists over the first two days of the hearings, it was hardly surprising th(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s remark about Independent TD Mick Wallace “has had a political impact far beyond its seemingly throwaway nature. It has raised serious issue surrounding ministerial power, rights and responsibilities.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The word hypocrisy has been bandied around in the continuing row over penalty points. It has been applied (correctly) to Roscommon Deputy Luke (...)

Jerry Buttimer: said the committee had gone to great lengths to ensure that there was balance among the witnesses

More than 50 medical and legal experts will give evidence to a special Oireachtas committee hearing on the Government’s draft (...)

Former Fianna Fáil junior minister Ivor Callely pictured in January 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The courts do not have the power to overturn findings made by a Seanad committee against former senator Ivor Callely, the Supreme Court was tol(...)