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(...)

Philip Smith was paid €635,000 annually as chief executive of the country’s largest insurer. He told the tribunal that since leaving RSA, he had earned just €25,000 in consultancy fees. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Employment Appeals Tribunal was set up under legislation dating from 1967, initially to deal with redundancy payments. It has evolved in the decad(...)

The Supreme Court ruled the State was entitled to make a deportation order against Davit Arabuli after rejecting claims that his deportation  for an indefinite period breached his, and his family’s, rights under the Constitution and European Convention of Human Rights.

A couple from Georgia who tried to deceive the authorities in an attempt to secure asylum here, including using false allegations by the wife she had (...)