Aoife McLysaght: “I would have loved to have had the college experience of living away from home”

The rest of your life beckons, and the next few years of it may be spent in college. Third-level education can be a defining stage of your life and(...)

Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell made the remarks during a Court of Criminal Appeal quashing of the conviction of a Co Limerick man for the murder of his partner at their home in Craughwell, Co Galway in July 2005. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court judge has said it is “dispiriting” that, despite difficulties with the defence of provocation in Irish law being identified several ti(...)

Few people would ever have imagined that someone who killed his or her spouse and who was convicted of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter, could(...)

The ‘Report to Prevent Persons Benefiting from Committing Homicide’ will address cases such as Eamonn Lillis. Photograph: Eric Luke

New legislation proposed by the Law Reform Commission would prevent killers from benefiting from the life insurance policies, trusts or pensions of (...)

The Law Reform Commission has recommended that a loophole in the law that enables killers such as Eamonn Lillis (above) to potentially benefit from their crimes should be closed with proposed new legislation. Photograph: The Irish Times

A loophole in the law that allows killers such as Eamonn Lillis to potentially benefit from their crimes should be closed with proposed new legislatio(...)

The Law Reform Commission has recommended new legislation on insurance contracts. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

New consumer legislation designed to remove “vicious devices and traps for the unwary” from insurance contracts has been recommended by the Law Reform(...)

Gardaí took an average of 7.7 sick days last year, compared with 9.6 days for those working in the health sector. Photograph: Frank Miller

The cost of sick leave across the Public Service totalled almost €320 million last year, according to figures released on Monday. The Department of(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett poses for a picture at the anti-water charges protest at the Central Bank in Dublin last February.Photograph: Dave Meehan

A Bill to ensure compliance from “won’t pay” debtors, including those who refuse to pay water charges, has been introduced in the Dáil today. The Civi(...)

Russell Library in Maynooth University: general law degrees
Career Guide: Law

Not all law graduates go on to become lawyers or solicitors: it is a surprisingly general degree which can lead to a range of career options. L(...)

Of 346 respondents to a survey of victim services in the US, 97 per cent said domestic and sexual assault victims who seek services are being harassed, monitored and threatened by offenders misusing technology. Photograph: Getty

Technology is – usually – our friend. It lets us hail a taxi and turn on the heat before we get home. But it has a dark side too. It facilitates new f(...)