Mr Justice John Murray, who has retired from the Supreme Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Attorney General has lead tributes to a former chief justice, Mr Justice John Murray, on his retirement as a Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Mur(...)

The anti-euthanasia conference was attended by about 100 people, and heard from speakers from around the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Misdiagnoses of terminal illnesses may lead to unnecessary deaths if assisted suicide is legalised in Ireland, a conference has heard. Anti-euthanasia(...)

Senior judges in Belfast on Friday lifted an injunction on the PSNI taking possession of Winston “Winkie” Rea’s recorded account to Boston College researchers.

Police investigating murder and robbery are finally to get access to interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to an American university project. Se(...)

A handout photo released by the family of Vincent Lambert. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

The European Court of Human Rights on Friday has said France can take a man in a coma off life support, in a case that has torn a family apart and cou(...)

Lawyers representing the so-called “Hooded Men” have been  granted leave to seek a judicial review at the High Court in Belfast. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of men who claim they were interned and tortured in Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago have cleared the first stage in a legal battle to (...)

Above, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth delivers her speech to the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, during the State Opening of Parliament, in London on Thursday. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool

A strange indifference attends the threatened collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive. The impasse on welfare reform reached in Stormont on Tuesday(...)

Would it be a little churlish perhaps to point to the irony involved in a monarch, albeit a constitutional monarch, setting out “my government’s” prog(...)

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales (left) during the state opening of parliament, in the House of Lords, London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has pulled back from plans to quickly repeal the Human Rights Act and to limit the jurisdiction in the Unite(...)

 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave after the opening of the British parliament at the Palace of Westminster in central London on Wednesday. Photograph:  Reuters

Queen Elizabeth set in motion British prime minister David Cameron’s plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday as he faced pressu(...)

Marriage-equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin: marriage equality, which was a marginal, almost eccentric demand only two decades ago, is now a reality in 20 countries and in many sub-national regions, including 37 of the 50 states of the United States. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage is a milestone in the global struggle for equality for gays and lesbians that has seen dramatic progress(...)