A file photo  showing the Fifa logo at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: EPA

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss(...)

Alain Spilliaert, who represents the parents of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above)  and her son,  said it was good news for the family that Judge Patrick Gachon has been given the go-ahead to send his investigating team back to Ireland.

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier has welcomed the news that French investigators are to be al(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Last October the Minister for Justice announced the appointment of a working group to examine what improvement should be made to the State’s direct pr(...)

There is some concern in the Coaltion that the improvements in direct provision system, as well as a recovering economy, could make Ireland a destination country for immigrants. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months(...)

Four options on increasing the weekly allowance paid to asylum seekers have been considered by the working group. Photograph: The Irish Times

Weekly welfare payments to asylum seekers should be more than doubled, a report on reform of the asylum system will recommend. The report, by a workin(...)

Sarah Ewart (left) who had to travel to England from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her unborn baby had no chance of survival, with Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Judgment has been reserved in a landmark legal bid against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. Mr Justice Mark Horner said he realised a verdict would b(...)

Sarah Ewart (24), from Belfast, who had to travel to England to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her. Ms Ewart has joined a landmark legal action seeking to have the law changed to allow terminations in cases of lethal foetal abnormality and sexual crime. The case is being heard at Belfast High Court. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Minister for Justice David Ford has no power to unilaterally change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, the High Court in Belfast has heard. Mr Justice(...)

 Sarah Ewart arrives at court as a judicial review into Northern Ireland’s abortion laws  begins  in the High Court in Belfast. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation contravenes article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights which states that no one shall be subjected t(...)

Women who worked in the Magdalene laundries and remain resident in Ireland will get a medical card and other supports including home help, counselling and physiotherapy services free of charge from July 1st when the Redress for Women Who Were Resident in Certain Institutions Act comes into force.

Women who worked in the Magdalene laundries and remain resident in Ireland will get a medical card and other supports including home help, counselling(...)

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling (...)