The deal would have left Halliburton and its larger rival Schlumberger sharing more than 90 per cent of the market in some products. Photograph: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images

Halliburton’s failed $28 billion bid for rival Baker Hughes, which was abandoned by the two companies on Sunday, faced insurmountable objections from (...)

Flowers at the Sunset House pub, Dublin. “Interestingly another murder happened a few short hours later in Dublin’s inner city within a short distance of a closed Fitzgibbon Street Garda station.”  Photo: Gareth Chaney

The first public test of the new Policing Authority came on Monday when it conducted a public meeting with the Garda Síochána commissioner and senior (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the publication of the report of the O’Higgins Inquiry into alleged mishandling of claims from garda whistleblowers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the publication of the report of the O’Higgins Inquiry into alleged mishandling of claims from(...)

A report into the handling of claims made by garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has found former minister for justice  Alan Shatter TD and retired Garda commissioner Martin Callinan took the matters raised seriously. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter is believed to have been cleared of the allegations that led to his resignation from office in 2014. Mr Sh(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Dáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A commission of investigation report that could have serious implications for both acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin h(...)

 Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

Cache of leaked documents obtained by international media contains 11,000 leaked files with 4,600 individual records of Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Reuters

An Algerian-Irish citizen is among thousands of foreign fighters listed among Islamic State recruits in a cache of leaked documents obtained by inter(...)

If someone with a suspended sentence hanging over them is convicted of a second crime, what happens? Through the 20th century, the judiciary had no (...)

Acting  Taoiseach Enda Kenny: judgment would ‘potentially’ have an impact in a limited number of cases. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said necessary action will be taken quickly to address issues raised by the High Court decision to declare unconstitut(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan at Trinity College yesterday for discussions with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shortly after 3.30pm yesterday, the Department of Justice issued a perfunctory statement. “The department can confirm,” it read, “that the conseque(...)