Andrew Langford: told staff he would be exploring “new challenges and opportunities”. Photograph: Eric Luke

For all of the financial benefits and public glory, life at the top of the corporate world can occasionally be as punishing as it is rewarding. Friday(...)

Portugal’s Alentejo region is wild and rugged, with coastal paths leading down to tiny coves

Excruciating is how people describe the pain you feel when you step on the spines of a Weaver fish. Imagine my delight when said fish appeared on t(...)

Mr Justice Carroll Moran: Judges are often wrongly portrayed as being in “ivory towers”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tributes have been paid to Mr Justice Carroll Moran on the occasion of his final sitting in the High Court. Mr Justice Moran (70) spent the greater p(...)

Over 1,000 workers from Turkey were employed to help build Irish motorways. Photograph: The Irish Times

The group of Turkish workers who have won the right to take a case against Gama Construction in the Irish courts were treated like “slaves”, according(...)

Melanie McCarthy McNamara

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that the detention of convicted murderer Daniel McDonnell in solitary confinement for a year (...)

Ivor Callely. File Photograph: Courts Collins

The State must pay former politician Ivor Callely’s legal costs of his successful High Court challenge over the Minister for Justice’s refusal to gran(...)

The Portisham at Balbriggan Harbour. Photograph: Geolocation.ws

The Supreme Court has deferred a final decision on an appeal by a man living on a former minesweeper vessel in a Dublin harbour against a ruling it ca(...)

Judge John Cooke erred in law in hearing the applications due to reasonable apprehension of objective bias Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by a High Court judge in proceedings by Goode Concrete against cement giant CRH on grounds of alleged ob(...)

Katherine Boyle of Donagher’s Lane Prosperous, Naas, Co Kildare, outside  the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

A teacher found to have a mobile telephone in her bra strap when going through a security check at the Mountjoy Prison complex has lost her high Court(...)

Mothercare: the chain employs 276 people in 18 stores across the State. File photograph:  Dave Sleator

A High Court judge has confirmed the appointment of an examiner to Mothercare Ireland, which employs 276 people in 18 stores across the State. Mr Just(...)