A composite image featuring Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape.

Court dismisses applications from the two rugby players who were acquitted in March 2018

Senator Paudie Coffey leaving the Four Courts after the jury failed to reach a verdict in his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Senator and ‘Kilkenny People’ face ‘double or quits’ decision after jury fails to reach verdict

Paudie Coffey pictured at the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Senator sued publisher of ‘Kilkenny People’ over article comparing him to highwayman

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer: evidence used to convict him included information accessed by the Garda using rules that require phone operators to retain information for two years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge in the case says State must ‘tread carefully’ when it comes to people’s data privacy

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  said the internet creates opportunities for others to ‘manipulate our thinking’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Forum hears that Russia is trying to break up EU and spending millions on disinformation

An account of the collapse of the trial is being reviewed by the Cabinet and is likely to be published later today by the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

ODCE to be renamed as Cabinet considers measures responding to Fitzpatrick trial collapse

Ryanair crews  paying income tax here while based elsewhere are coming out with less after-tax pay than  employees working for local airlines.  Photograph; AFP

Law requires airline to tax employees who don’t live here but work on Irish-registered aircraft

Exterior of the building in which Grafton College is based in Portobello, Dublin, on Monday Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Amount language school owed in directors’ loans rose from €153,586 to €427,419 in 2017

The difference between extending coverage so that it reaches a higher proportion of the State’s area, as against a higher proportion of its population, is huge,  reports show. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Comreg finds extending coverage to people rather than geographically would be cheaper

The Ambassador centre on Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin. The Sinn Féin company’s exhibition was controversial because  it also included material referring to the 1980-1981 hunger strikes

Display on 1916 Rising in Ambassador centre, Dublin operated at a loss

Over 120 mortgage debt cases in just over an hour and a half at Tullamore Circuit court

Families tell stories of stress as court deals with more than 120 mortgage debt cases

The Irish Times has been working in partnership with the ICIJ on the Implant Files, which examines the regulation of medical devices.

Medical organisations welcome investigation into poor regulation of medical devices

Judge told jury he was going to discharge them because of ‘unprecedented media coverage’ in the ‘Irish Independent’ over the weekend.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Judge says ‘Irish Independent’ juxtaposed comment on rape trials with facts from trial

In Ireland, medical device manufacturers are obliged to report adverse health outcomes that might be linked to their implements to the HPRA.

Regulator told of acceleration of incidents perhaps linked to medical devices

Gillian O’Sullivan: ‘He told me there was a lovely new hip on the market that could last a lifetime . . . I would never look back.’

In excess of 1,000 Irish patients have issued proceedings against DePuy

‘The Irish Times’ is part of a global investigation – the Implant Files – into the medical device sector which has been organised through the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

‘The Irish Times’ part of global investigation – the Implant Files – into medical devices

The medical devices sector employs 38,000 people in Ireland.

Implant Files: Medical devices make up almost 10% of all Irish exports

As part of EU reforms now being rolled out, there is increased cross-auditing of different member states’ regulatory bodies.

Implant Files: Medical devices regulated separately in each EU country

Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin, which treats children up to the age of 16.

Residents express horror and concern about knife attack

Grace Miano (50) of Tudor Lawns, Foxrock appeared before a special sitting of Dublin District Court this morning. Photograph: Paul Daniel/RTÉ News

Body of Limbani Mzoma was discovered with some of his body parts removed

Claire Loftus was addressing the annual National Prosecutors’ Conference in Dublin which considered matters arising from trials associated with Anglo Irish Bank, as well as other issues.

Increased amount of digital evidence has lead to growing volume of material in criminal investigations

Eoin Berkley was sentenced to 14 years in prison this week for the brutal rape last year.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin man had been detained and released a month before raping Spanish teenager

Maurice McCabe with his wife Lorraine after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal last March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Whistleblower faced considerable animosity within the Garda force

Former taoiseach, Bertie Ahern looks on as the remains of his former advisor  Paddy Duffy are carried into  Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, Dublin Airport.  Photograph:  Collins

Close associate of Bertie Ahern sought to ‘make the world a better place’

Judge Rosemary Horgan, president of the District Court, and Judge Raymond Groarke, president of the Circuit Court, are due to step down in 2019 as their seven-year terms come to an end. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two posts to become vacant next year, but selection process is ‘cloaked in opacity’

As well as recommendations on regulation and how improve the conviction rate against corporate crime, the Law Reform Commission report  says Ireland should introduce a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) regime

It is often thought the state is the strong party in criminal law and the defendant weaker, but with major corporations the roles (...)

Serious corporate crime should continue to be dealt with in the Circuit Criminal Court, the Law Reform Commission report says. Photograph: Altrendo/Getty Images

Law Reform Commission report focuses on regulatory powers and corporate offences

Former Central Bank governor  Patrick Honohan: had “common sense view” some of the reckless behaviour of bankers had to be a criminal offence under the common law system. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘There will be another crisis, that’s for sure,’ says former Central Bank governor

The Law Reform Commission report notes that cases connected with the activities of Anglo Irish Bank had led to “important convictions”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Special white-collar crime unit should be set up within DPP’s office, report says

In 2012, banking group HSBC agreed a €1.6 billion fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement in which it admitted massive laundering of the proceeds of Mexican drugs gangs through its US bank network.

Mechanism allows authorities deal with suspected crimes by firms ‘too big to jail’

Ms Justice Caroline Costello said the house sale was “clearly a sham transaction entered into with a view to defeating creditors”

High Court cites lack of co-operation by Patrick J Daly over sale of Ballinagore House

The new scheme will allow non-EEA nationals, who came to Ireland to study between January 2005 and December 2010, to apply for permission to remain in the State. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland says scheme will be ‘life-changing’ for those eligible

RTÉ broadcaster Philip Boucher-Hayes arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Only two officers came forward with information after tribunal wrote to 430 gardaí

If the smear campaign conducted against McCabe did not result in negative reports about McCabe, it is still the case that the media was a key player in the McCabe saga. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leaks directed at media manipulation did not succeed in tarnishing whistleblower

 Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe: “a good citizen and police officer”. Photograph:  Séamus Kiernan/Westmeath Topic

Former Garda commissioner conducted ‘campaign of calumny’ against whistleblower

Irish Examiner journalist Michael Clifford: came across as “a serious-minded and careful journalist” in his evidence to the tribunal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Some journalists ‘taken in by’ Supt Dave Taylor, says Mr Justice Charleton

Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal pictured with his wife Lorraine in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

No credible evidence that Nóirín O’Sullivan had any ‘hand, act or part’ in campaign

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said   he was “driven to doubt bald assertions that fellow gardaí had no problems with Maurice McCabe. Some certainly did have problems with him.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Disclosures tribunal questioned why decent people like McCabe were so shamefully treated

The disclosures made by Sgt Maurice McCabe and Supt Dave Taylor caused a huge controversy at the time and led to calls for the resignation of the then Garda commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Collins

Tribunal judge highlights controversy caused by publicity around disclosures

Supt Dave Taylor at the Disclosures Tribunal earlier this year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tribunal report finds Supt Taylor was ‘suffused in bitterness’ against O’Sullivan

Sgt Maurice Mc Cabe made complaints about the standard of policing in the Cavan/Monaghan area. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charleton report investigated Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe’s claims

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

Charleton finds no evidence Nóirín O’Sullivan played any ‘hand act or part’ in smear campaign

The Department of Health’s new headquarters lay empty for 17 months at a cost to the State of €15.8 million, a report by the Comptroller & Auditor General has found.

Simon Harris says OPW ‘solely responsible’ for accommodation and procurement

Demonstrators take part in the Abortion Rights Campaign’s annual March for Choice In Dublin, as legislation to liberalise Ireland’s termination laws is set to be introduced into the Dáil next week.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Over 1,500 Irish women have accessed terminations since referendum, Minister says

Doireann O’Malley, who was one of three winners of the Berlin Art Prize for 2018, announced on Friday night, has been exhibiting her contemporary art film series, Prototypes, in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, as well as in Berlin.

Work links female-to-male transitioning to ‘phantoms of modernist utopias’

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: the National Union of Journalists is concerned at  “the broad sweep” of her data request. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Garda commissioner seeks files from RTÉ, ‘Irish Times’ and ‘Mail’ under GDPR

Chief Justice Frank Clarke, speaking at Fordham University in New York, said there is an opportunity for Ireland to act in a significantly expanded way in dispute resolution in international litigation.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US companies doing business in EU will need English-speaking common law jurisdiction

Joe Queenan - as secretly filmed by the RTÉ Investigations unit. Photograph: RTÉ

Joe Queenan filmed by undercover reporter discussing purported project for county Sligo

The price of development land can constitute more than 40% of the cost of a residential development. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Selling land for top price not yielding best result, says society of chartered urveyors

ICCL director Liam Herrick: “One of the key challenges will be to put in place effective independent oversight processes to monitor national security policing.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New Garda commissioner’s ties with British intelligence services while in PSNI criticised

US President Donald Trump plans to visit Ireland in November. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Clare councillor says visit will be ‘great boost for the West of Ireland’

Changes to rights of bloggers writing about court cases canvassed in paper

Patients who have left hospital but are later identified as having possibly been in contact with the bug are to be notified by letter.

People may have come into contact with antibiotic resistant CPE while in hospital

Noeline Blackwell: ‘It should not be the case that a man can ‘walk out of court’ with his honest but unreasonable belief’  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Group responds to Law Reform Commission paper on consent

The new law would address cases where a man had an honest but unreasonable belief that a woman had consented to sexual intercourse

Proposed law would deal with cases where a man wrongfully believed consent was given

In the Republic, an honest although unreasonable belief that a woman consented, is a defence against rape.

Paper considers validity of criminal punishment where partner’s consent may be questionable

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: case was referred over her  fears changes to the rule of law in Poland might affect Artur Celmer’s right to a fair trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

Warsaw government claims CJEU ruling a ‘defeat’ for High Court rule of law concerns

Ms Justice Donnelly earlier this year referred aspects of an extradition case involving  a Polish national  to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court will now have to decide if alleged drug dealer can get fair trial in Poland

Prof Ian Frazer said cervical cancer can be eradicated by public health programmes similar to the one against polio.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Prof Ian Frazer visits Dublin to speak about the success of the HPV vaccine

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry: “If that comes out I’m f**king ruined. I’m bankrupt.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Tipperary TD’s filings to Revenue in 2007 facilitated declaration of untaxed £248,624

Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Collins Courts

What was he convicted of this week? Why was he described as ‘conscientious taxpayer’?

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Multiple claims made on basis of evidence tribunal has shown to be questionable

Martin Callinan has disputed the versions of separate conversations he had in December 2103 and January 2014 with a number of individuals who have given evidence to the tribunal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tribunal has last sitting after over 100 days investigating alleged McCabe smear campaign

Former Garda commissioner of the Garda Siochana Martin Callinan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle in May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Closing submissions at tribunal examining alleged smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with Chris Patten in Iveagh House Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Former Tory minister says ‘nationalist rage’ is getting UK in ‘terrible mess’

TD found guilty of tax offences is fined and banned from acting as company director

The Moriarty tribunal investigated Michael Lowry’s role in the winning by businessman Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone of the competition for the State’s first privately-held mobile phone licence. Photograph: Collins Courts

Moriarty tribunal never learned of £248,624 payment to Lowry’s refrigeration company

The Bar Council and  Law Society  claim developing greater expertise among Irish lawyers and judges may enhance Ireland’s foreign direct investment offering. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bar Council and Law Society report urges set of actions to capitalise on UK’s exit from EU

Asked if he was saying former Sunday Independent editor Anne Harris was confused or  lying, Irish Independent editor Fionnán Sheahan said: “I don’t know. You’ll have to ask her that.”

Fionnán Sheahan’s conflict of evidence with Anne Harris is fourth among journalists to come before tribunal

Sgt Maurice McCabe: says he has ‘faithfully reported to the tribunal’ what he was told by the civilian head of human resources at Garda Headquarters. Photograph: Collins

Charleton tribunal: RTÉ journalist says reports were based on O’Higgins findings

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds is pictured at Dublin Castle where he was giving evidence to the Charleton Tribunal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

RTÉ crime correspondent tells Charleton Tribunal he has duty to report ‘it as it is’

RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has disputed evidence given by journalist and retired academic Colum Kenny about Sgt Maurice McCabe.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Paul Reynolds also disputes telling a retired academic Sgt McCabe was a suspected abuser

Paul Williams said he was never negatively briefed about Sgt Maurice McCabe by Supt Dave Taylor or by former commissioners Martin Callinan or Nóirín O’Sullivan. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Crime journalist says he was ‘eviscerated’ on social media and by colleagues over the issue

 ‘Irish Examiner’ journalists (left to right) Daniel McConnell, Cormac O’Keefe and Juno McEnroe arriving at the Charleton tribunal at Dublin Castle  on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Juno McEnroe is the latest journalist to contradict evidence by Supt Dave Taylor

John Mooney of the Sunday Times arrives for  the Charleton tribunal in  Dublin Castle on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

John Mooney does not believe Garda chiefs would have tried passing confidential material to him

Pete Taylor said he is “utterly heartbroken” that his friend Bobby Messett was killed. File photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

‘Words will never explain my excruciating anguish and devastation at the horrific, senseless attack at Bray Boxing Club’

Debbie McCann, crime correspondent with the Irish Mail on Sunday, arriving at Dublin Castle for  the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Chair of inquiry into alleged smear campaign says people’s reliance on privilege a ‘smokescreen’

Conor Lally is one of 11 journalists named by Supt Dave Taylor as journalists to whom he spoke as part of an alleged smear campaign against Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Crime and security editor of The Irish Times Conor Lally insists negative briefing ‘never happened’

Conor Lally arriving at the  Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish Times journalist Conor Lally ‘extremely surprised’ to learn Supt Dave Taylor had given his name as someone who was briefed

Conor O’Donnell arrives at the Charleton Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Conor O’Donnell says he authorised crime correspondent to try to interview Ms D

Mick Clifford, special correspondent with the  Irish Examiner, at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Journalist says inquiry unlikely to have began if Supt Taylor did not encounter difficulties

Colum Kenny arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin, on Friday. “It didn’t have to end up here with 50 lawyers in a hall. It could have been nipped in the bud,” he said. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Sources should not be protected in every instance, says journalist and academic

RTÉ broadcaster Philip Boucher Hayes arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Philip Boucher Hayes tells tribunal ‘pure gut instinct’ made him believe whistleblower was innocent

Journalist Alison O’Reilly arriving at the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Alison O’Reilly says colleague told her Nóirín O’Sullivan passed on information about whistleblower McCabe

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has championed the Judicial Appointments Bill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Paul McGarry says Ross’s Judicial Appointments Bill is problematic for many reasons

Journalist Alison O’Reilly arriving at the Disclosures Tribunal. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Charleton tribunal investigating alleged smear campaign against Garda whistleblower

Sgt Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Charleton Tribunal investigating alleged smear campaign against Sgt McCabe

Former Sunday Independent editor  Anne Harris outside the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Former ‘Sunday Independent’ editor says McCabe called a paedophile at INM meeting

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan told the Charleton Tribunal the controversy surrounding allegations of smears against Sgt Maurice McCabe continued up to October 2017, when, for the wellbeing of her family and herself, and An Garda Síochána, she retired. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former Garda commissioner tells Charleton withdrawal of allegations ‘no comfort’

Mary Aiken: “I get very worried when I see convictions based on cell tower pings.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lawyers highlight potential for ‘cyber staging’ evidence and social media problems

Chairman of Newsbrands Ireland Vincent Crowley said Facebook and Google need to be treated appropriately, as newspapers would be in a similar situation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Defamation conference hears companies should take responsibility for content

Charleton tribunal: the former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Charleton tribunal: Ex-Garda chief says he thought press officer would be good choice

Former Garda commissioner  Martin Callinan is giving evidence to the  Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle on Monday.  Photograph: Collins

Ex-Garda commissioner says John Deasy, Seamus McCarthy and John McGuinness are wrong

Garda preserve the scene on  the R760, Enniskerry in Co Wicklow on Sunday. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Woman contacted Gardaí after witnessing incident on road near Enniskerry

Former commissioner of the Garda Síochána Martin Callinan at the Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Martin Callinan to be quizzed over alleged attempts to blacken Maurice McCabe’s name

Ana Kriegel. Photograph: RIP.ie

Personal effects, including clothing, obtained from teenage boys for scientific analysis

The scene at Cherrywood. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Driver of black Nissan Qashqai was being sought in connection with disappearance of Jastine Valdez (24) in Enniskerry

Ana Kriegel. Photograph: RIP.ie

Boy tells gardaí he was beaten up by two men after leaving the schoolgirl

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan arrives in Dublin Castle on Friday to give evidence to the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Collins

Philip Boucher Hayes told tribunal Martin Callinan said McCabe had ‘psychiatric issues’

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