Chief Justice Susan Denham and Justice John MacMenamin at the funeral of Judge Paul Carney at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook on Tuesday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The life of Mr Justice Paul Carney, an “excellent” lawyer , “very fair” judge and “very private” man, was “immersed in the law”, the late judge’s fun(...)

Lydia Foy’s long legal battle began when she was refused a female birth certificate in 1993.

Transgender rights activist Lydia Foy has finally received an Irish birth certificate after a 22-year legal battle for recognition in Ireland of her f(...)

NCAD Graduate Exhibition: Fi Rooney  performing her endurance piece ‘Patience’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Four institutes of technology and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin are in a “vulnerable” financial position, the chief executiv(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years service as a judge of the High Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who died today, retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years (...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mr Justice Paul Carney, the country’s pre-eminent criminal judge until his retirement earlier this year,has died after a short illness. The 72-year-o(...)

Refugee children look through a bus window near Istanbul. Photograph: Strstr/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Red Cross has appealed to various organisations to help it gather details of thousands of pledges of public support for refugees arriving he(...)

Migrants  arrive on Kagia beach near the village of Sykamia on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. Photogrpah: Iakovos Hatzistavrouiakovos/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s response to the migration crisis is “shameful” and Ireland should put pressure on Europe and other global powers to take appropriate steps to(...)

An inquest has heard that due to the state of the woman’s brain when a postmortem was carried out, it was not of assistance. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A consultant neurologist has told an inquest at Mullingar courthouse that the woman at the centre of the case died as a result of a “huge” cyst in he(...)

A three-judge High Court ruled last December the woman could be taken off life support because there was no genuine prospect of her baby being born alive.

An inquest jury has returned an open verdict on the death of a young pregnant woman at the centre of High Court proceedings over whether, given the an(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and manager Jim Gavin with the Sam Maguire trophy on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne 2:03

“Dublin. The city that fought an empire” was the message on a fan’s T-shirt at the homecoming for the victorious Dublin senior footballers. The GAA(...)