The case relates to the awarding of the second mobile phone license to Esat Digifone. Photographed at the time of the winning bid are the then Minister for Communications, Mr Michael Lowry (centre) with Kare Gustad (left) chief executive of Telenor Mobile and Mr Denis O’Brien, chairman of Esat Digifone. Photograph: Eric Luke

An application for approval of an arrangement whereby a British company is funding litigation against the State and businessman Denis O’Brien has been(...)

An application for approval of an arrangement whereby a British company is funding litigation against the State and businessman Denis O’Brien has been(...)

 A file photo  showing the Fifa logo at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: EPA

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss(...)

 Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys photographed at the referendum count last month. Legislation to provide for same sex marriage is to be delayed until after the summer recess. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:12

Legislation to provide for same sex marriage is to be delayed until after the summer recess. A legal challenge has been taken against the outcome of t(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

 Pooja Mandagere (left) and Natalie Thompson celebrate  outside the US Supreme Court following the announcement of the ruling  that the constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.  Photograph: Doug Mills/the New York Times

US president Barack Obama hailed a Supreme Court ruling legalising same-sex marriage across the country as a “victory for America.” The ruling mean(...)

Mr Justice John Murray, who has retired from the Supreme Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Attorney General has lead tributes to a former chief justice, Mr Justice John Murray, on his retirement as a Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Mur(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said her office prefers to take an “engaged” approach to dealing with privacy issues that arise with mult(...)

Charles Wooton  and Keith Newport, both from Atlanta, Georgia, show their wedding rings outside the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village, New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US Supreme Court has legalised same-sex marriage nationwide, finding that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under (...)

Supporters of gay marriage outside the Supreme Court before the decision. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA 1:13

The Supreme Court has ruled that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay righ(...)