The three-judge Supreme Court has made a number of general recommendations concerning the presentation of division of assets in complex contested marital proceedings so as to avoid those resources being reduced through costs in various legal challenges. File photograph: Collins

The ex-wife of a farmer is to get an extra €52,000, bringing her lump sum payment to €900,000, following a Supreme Court decision on a long-running di(...)

Draft Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. With regard to the PLDPA and the accompanying guidance, Amnesty says: “Neither . . . provided sufficient assistance to medical professionals in assessing when a pregnancy posed a risk to life, or adequately protected the rights of the pregnant woman or girl”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy (PLDP) Act, commenced last year, and the accompanying guidance for clinicians published by the Department of (...)

Louise O’Keeffe: successfully sued the State in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014 for failing to protect her from sexual abuse by principal Leo Hickey while a pupil at Dunderrow national school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins.

The State risks another challenge by a school sex abuse victim in the European Court of Human Rights because of the narrow way in which it is interpr(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan. The Pat Finucane Centre has said it has informed her of this “new evidence”

New documents have been uncovered that confirm interrogations of detainees who became known as the “hooded men” were taped, according to the Pat Finu(...)

Without Edward Snowden’s leaks few knew grotesque violations of the everyday personal privacy of entire national populations were the norm

The large-scale interception and collection of the public’s personal communications data by the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) (...)

Legislating on “life” issues – abortion or related matters like assisted human reproduction – has never been a priority for Dáil Éireann or our govern(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Will attend the meeting which is part of the dialogue with churches, faith communities and non-confessional bodies set up in February 2007. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first formal meeting between a taoiseach and members of an atheist advocacy group in the history of the State is set to take place this Tuesday ev(...)

Advocates argue that a different set of factual circumstances – namely, those of a fatal foetal abnormality – could also legally justify a termination given that the “unborn” will not live.

Does the Constitution allow for the termination of pregnancy where a foetus has no viable prospect of life outside the womb? Independent TD Clare Daly(...)

The legal challenge was the first of dozens of GCHQ-related claims to be examined in detail by the IPT. Photograph: Reuters

The regime that governs the sharing between Britain and the US of electronic communications intercepted in bulk was unlawful until last year, a secret(...)

Louise O’Keeffe says the Government is keeping the European Court of Human Rights in the dark on abuse offers. Photograph: Courtpix

Children’s rights campaigner Louise O’Keeffe has accused the Government of behaving like an Irish government of the 1930s by failing to tell Europe(...)