Siofra  O’Leary will serve a nine-year term at the European Court of Human Rights. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish lawyer Siofra O’Leary (46) has been appointed a judge at the European Court of Human Rights. Ms O’Leary was one of three Irish candidates nomina(...)

The EMC is not just central to the management of the policy process; it is central to management of the coalition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Although the focus is now on the constitutional convention and the Seanad referendum, the effectiveness of the heart of government, the core executive(...)

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