‘I became a New Yorker in some ways and thrived on the energy, the buzz, the pace and the constant drive to do more, achieve more and better myself.’

When I remember how quickly I jumped on the chance to go live in New York, it is entirely fitting of the city that was about to become my second ho(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed the result of last May’s marriage referendum into the Constitution. The Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the C(...)

Two men have sought leave to appeal the result of the marriage referendum to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two men have sought leave to appeal the outcome of last May’s same-sex marriage referendum to the Supreme Court after their previous court challenges (...)

US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush:  used the term  ‘anchor babies’ in an interview on the campaign trail last week.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The term “anchor babies” has become a lightning rod political issue in the stormy tussle between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, the two leading candidates(...)

Mr Lynn was arrested in Brazil almost two years ago – on August 29th – and has been held since in a prison in the city of Recife while fighting efforts to return him to Ireland. Photograph: Federal Police of Brazil

Fugitive lawyer Michael Lynn should be back in Ireland before the end of the year to face charges relating to the collapse of his property empire, acc(...)

Lawyers say Ryanair could be liable for payouts of about £610 million (€848 million) related to compensation for flight delays after the firm lost a test case at Manchester County Court.  File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Millions of Ryanair passengers could be in line for a payout after a landmark court judgment ruled the airline cannot limit the time allowed to claim (...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness said: “Irish husbands by and large have not deserted their wives to take off with painted floozies.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dire predictions that were floated by the opponents of divorce in 1995 have not been borne out. That is according to former Supreme Court judge, C(...)

The furious reaction from the American right and vested interest groups to President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement of his Clean Power Plan last(...)

Poolbeg chimneys, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council (DCC) has withdrawn its Supreme Court appeal against a High Court judgment in which senior staff were severely criticised for secr(...)

A Nigerian family of four face immediate deportation following a Supreme Court ruling. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Nigerian family of four face immediate deportation after failing to convince the Supreme Court that the order for their deportation was defective be(...)