Scales of Justice: A barrister who has prosecuted cases against gardaí believes that sympathetic jurors are one of the main hurdles once a case gets to trial. photograph: graham hughes/photocall ireland.

Gardaí charged with criminal offences by the garda ombudsman are far less likely to be convicted compared to members of the general public, according (...)

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO in the US rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a t(...)

Packets of cigarettes  on display. By 2014 plain packets will be in every shop in the State. Photograph: Getty Images

We don’t believe it’s ever been established that smoking is the cause of disease.” “I’m unclear in my own mind whether anyone dies of cigarette s(...)