James MacGuill: said he had not been approached by any Government officials in respect of the review of any of the cases where he is representing day school child sex abuse survivors. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A solicitor acting for some 20 victims of sexual abuse in day schools has expressed concern that the State may continue to fight their actions in t(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in West Cork in the 1970s, successfully brought her case to the European Court of Human Rights last year after the Supreme Court had ruled  Ireland was not liable for the abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins court

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will report to the Dáil in the autumn on a review of cases brought on foot of the O’Keeffe judgement by people w(...)

Ruairi Quinn said the Government needed time to digest the ECHR ruling. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said the Government needs time to assess the impact of the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in fav(...)

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of Irish woman Louise O’Keeffe in her landmark case against the Irish State, ruling that the Irish state failed to meet its obligation to protect Ms O’Keeffe from the sexual abuse she suffered while a pupil in an Irish national school.

Irish woman Louise O’Keeffe, who today won a landmark case against the Irish State, said the ruling meant the Department of Education “must protect ch(...)

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver its judgment on Tuesday in a case brought by Irish abuse victim Louise O’Keeffe against the State

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver its judgment on Tuesday in a case brought by Irish abuse victim Louise O’Keeffe against the State, con(...)

 Westlink Toll Bridge: Following a protracted eight-year legal battle, involving three separate appeals, National Toll Roads’ view that it had been overcharged on its rates was eventually vindicated. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

National Toll Roads (NTR) has received a multi-million euro refund from the taxpayer after successfully appealing a 2005 valuation of its M50 West-(...)

The Mater Hospital, Dublin. A member of its board of governors recently asserted that its ethos prevented it from providing lawful abortions. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

There has been continuing political controversy concerning the obligations imposed on hospitals by the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act. An ear(...)

Last week, the Minister for Justice published a Bill to amend the constitution to establish a new Court of Appeal. The Bill was praised for tackling t(...)

Heavy hand of the state
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Former Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy and Bruce Arnold successfully sued the State ov(...)

The secret recording of two Labour TDs speaking about a strategy to seek the gradual liberalisation of abortion law would have no bearing on th(...)