The mother of a killed Ukrainian journalist (unidentified) holds a candle and a sign reading ‘’Impunity kills’ during a memorial rally to mark the 13th anniversary of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze’s murder at the Independence square in Kiev on September 16, 2013

It’s a dangerous time for journalists, according to Dunja Mijatovic, the outgoing representative on freedom of the media at the Organisation for Secur(...)

 Liam Adams: is serving a 16-year-old jail sentence for a string of sexual assaults against his daughter Áine. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Liam Adams is to seek to go before the European Court of Human Rights in a final bid to have convictions for raping his daughter overturned. Lawyers(...)

Court of Justice of the European Union  considered legislation introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Health has been an important theme in the work of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the last month. In case C-333/14, in a referen(...)

 David Ford: to appeal judgment.  Photograph: Arthur Allison.

The Belfast High Court judgment on access to abortion in the North has rightly been described as historic. The outcome of the case taken by the Northe(...)

The cockpit wreckage of Flight MH17: on December 15th, Putin signed a  law allowing the Constitutional Court in Moscow to overrule  decisions of international courts where they contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian constitution. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

With the findings of the criminal investigation into the Flight MH17 disaster due in mid-year, it’s instructive to see Russia’s president Vladimir Put(...)

Refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Nissos Rodos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece has been given three months to avoid being suspended from Europe’s free-travel Schengen area because of its alleged failures to get a grip on t(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: has strongly criticised the scope of the  compensation scheme, saying  the small number of cases processed so far was a sign of the State’s narrow interpretation of the law. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Just six of out more than 350 cases of alleged sexual abuse in schools have been settled by the State under a State compensation scheme. The scheme w(...)

The State has asked the High Court to strike out a decision permitting it to be sued by three alleged sexual abuse victims following a European court ruling in the landmark case of Louise O’Keeffe (above). File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

The State has asked the High Court to strike out a decision permitting it to be sued, along with the Christian Brothers, by three alleged sexual abuse(...)

Guarding the guardians

Reports that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has been monitoring journalists’ phone contacts without their knowledge in the course of u(...)

In a case put before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), judges ruled that a company which had read an employee’s messages sent through Yahoo Messenger while he was at work was within its rights to do so.

A European court ruling that an employer was within its rights to read the private emails of a worker is not expected to have implications for Irish (...)