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Dublin City Council (DCC) has withdrawn its Supreme Court appeal against a High Court judgment in which senior staff were severely criticised for secr(...)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

The Supreme Court is satisfied  the commencement of  District Court criminal proceedings against Mary Kelly and Declan Buckley was an abuse of process and quashed  summonses taken out by hotelier Patrick Halpin. File photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin hotelier Patrick Halpin’s bid to privately prosecute two employees of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for alleged deception was motivated(...)

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger attends a remand hearing at the Magistrates Court in Nazareth. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a governme(...)

US president Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that, if implemented, would represent the strongest action ever taken by the United States to combat climate change. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times.

US president Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that, if (...)