Dara Calleary: Fianna Fáil cannot understand why Fine Gael is so determined to undermine the judiciary

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted the appointment of former Attorney General Maire Whelan as a Court of Appeal judge was in accordance with pre(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Will he rescind Máire Whelan’s appointment  and reopen the process? Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny paid Leo Varadkar the compliment of nominating him to be his successor as taoiseach on Wednesday, but he has also left him with the first p(...)

Máire Whelan served as attorney general for six years and was a close ally of former taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stood over the appointment of former attorney-general Máire Whelan as an Court of Appeal judge, despite growing tensions wi(...)

Former attorney general Máire Whelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The nomination of former attorney general Máire Whelan to the Court of Appeal has brought the existing system for nominating judges into focus. The C(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke said the courts in the UK, France and Germany, all of which had significant Muslim populations, have had to deal with questions about the rights of people in polygamous marriages.

Urgent attention should be given to introducing legislation to clarify what rights and obligations apply to polygamous families living in Ireland, a S(...)

Outgoing Attorney General Máire Whelan was nominated on Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On Tuesday, the Government nominated the Attorney General, Máire Whelan, to the Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy on that court that existed since t(...)

Former Chairman of Anglo Irish bank, Sean Fitzpatrick. “It is apparent  that the ODCE did not conduct an impartial and unbiased investigation,” said Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.   Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) came under fire from politicians last night after its mishandling of the case of former Ang(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with his daughter Sarah. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State agency set up to tackle white-collar crime is under severe pressure after the judge in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman, Seán F(...)

The second Garda Inspectorate report on changing policing is to be published shortly by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The second Garda Inspectorate report on changing policing is to be published shortly by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Ms Fitzgerald told(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with his constituency colleague and Fine Gael leadership contestant Simon Coveney in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Over the next year, politics will witness a generational change, not only in Fine Gael but also in Sinn Féin where Gerry Adams will finally stand down(...)