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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains James Daly and Bill O’ Shaughnessy to the priesthood for the Dublin Diocese. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Two men were ordained to the priesthood at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral on Tuesday which was the feast of St Laurence O’Toole, principal patron of the archd(...)

Paul Murphy: Solidarity TD had appealed initial decision to the Press Council on the grounds that new information had become available and there had been an error in the Ombudsman’s application of the principles of the code of practice. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A complaint by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD over an article by Miriam Lord in The Irish Times has not been upheld by the Press Ombudsman. The article(...)

Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content.

Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation wh(...)

Paul Kiernan, Keith Preston, Declan Kane, Antoinette Kane,Tommy Kelly and Peter Herbert at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after the charges against them  were dropped. Photograph: Collins Courts

Comments by the judge in the Jobstown trial earlier this year about the reliability of garda evidence heavily influenced the decision to drop almost a(...)

Defendant Peter Herbert outside  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after defendants were all found not guilty on charges of  false imprisonment of then-tánaiste Joan Burton at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

When news broke last month that charges against the Jobstown protesters were being dropped, defence solicitor Michael Finucane said he hoped the case (...)

Marion Herbert, Stephanie Laffan, Lorraine Kane and Lisa Murphy-Maher. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The past three years, since the Jobstown anti-water charges protest, have been “hell” for the families of those charged over the incident, according t(...)

Josephine Feehily is to appear before the Oireachtas committee on justice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The chair of the Policing Authority will state on Wednesday that her intention is not to engage in a game of “gotcha” with An Garda Síochána. Josephi(...)

Ken Purcell, Scott Masterson, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Ciarán Mahon, Frank Donaghy and Michael Banks following their acquittal in the Jobstown protest trial earlier this year. Photograph: PA

An internal Garda review into the policing of the Jobstown water charges protest in 2014 is expected to criticise senior gardaí. The report, which (...)

 Paul Murphy TD said the decision by the DPP to abandon the trials would  strengthen calls for an inquiry into the Garda investigation of the protest in Jobstown. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Criminal charges have been dropped against 11 people due to stand trial over the alleged false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton, and other (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  Fine Gael think-in in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, ahead of the resumption of the Dáil next week.  Photograph:  PA Wire

Directness and caution. These have been the main characteristics of Leo Varadkar’s first 100 days as Ireland’s leader, a milestone he reaches next Thu(...)

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