The Supreme Court has reduced a €1.8m libel award to communications consultant Monica Leech to €1.25m. File photo :Collins

The Supreme Court has reduced a €1.8m libel award to communications consultant Monica Leech to €1.25m.She had been awarded the €1.87m in 2009 by a Hig(...)

By now it’s a grimly familiar pattern: a family’s private anguish rekindles Ireland’s strained, 30-year debate on the right to life of the unborn. Onc(...)

John Wilson at the Four Courts to give evidence during the sixth week of a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins

The number of entries regarding journalist Ian Bailey on the garda intelligence collation system was so extensive that it must have been sanctioned at(...)

 Ged Nash: his spokeswoman identified inducements to workers not to join a trade union and victimisation of trade union activists as key issues. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Unions and employers gave mixed responses to the publication of legislation to reform industrial relations procedures in cases where employers do not (...)

Former Fianna Fáil politician Ger Killally was unfairly punished by the extension of his bankruptcy term by a year, his lawyer has argued before the S(...)

Police outside the  Supreme Federal Court in Brasília, Brazil. Photograph Tom Hennigan/The Irish Times

Brazil’s supreme court has voted to allow the extradition of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland. Marco Aurélio, the justice assigned to s(...)

 New South Wales Tactical Police on Phillip Street close to the Lindt Chocolate cafe in Martin Place, Sydney. Photograph: EPA

The ongoing hostage crisis in Sydney shows the Australian government was not overreaching when in September it raised its terror threat level from ‘me(...)

Barristers don’t have to wear a wig these days, although it is unwise not to wear one in certain judges’ courts. Some barristers say wigs are useful on bad hair days.    Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

At an age when most of my peers were thinking about retirement, I trained as a barrister. I had worked successfully as a town planner for years, now I(...)

Key cases in brief

  A stay on the execution of judgment is granted to prevent damage to company and its employees. Murphy vs Kent IEHC 468 (High Court, Kell(...)

The Afghan mountains are reflected in the visor of a US Army Airborne  window gunner. The Afghan army has said it killed more than fifty insurgents in the past 48 hours. Photograph: Mark Wilson/ Reuters

The Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a group of mine clearers and two foreign soldiers, but also suffered heavy losses as violence inte(...)