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Standard Life Aberdeen said it would take a £40 million charge against intangible assets related to the contract with Lloyds. Photograph: Reuters

A central pillar supporting last year’s £11 billion (€12.4 billion) takeover of Aberdeen Asset Management by Standard Life crumbled on Thursday after (...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said a voluntary patient who expresses a desire to leave a secure unit remains free in principle to do so at any convenient time and may not be restrained except in accordance with the detention power under Section 23 of the Mental Health Act 2001.

A Dublin psychiatric hospital had no legal basis for preventing a voluntary patient from leaving a locked secure unit when he tried to go, the Court o(...)

The scene of the crash, on the N5 at Carrabawn near Swinford, Co Mayo, has been closed for forensic investigations. File photograph:  Alan Betson

Mark Hilliard A 61-year-old man has been killed following a collision between a car and a truck. The crash happened on the N5 at Carrabawn near Sw(...)

 Paddy Jackson arrives at Belfast Crown Court on Monday. Phtograph: Niall Carson/PA

A woman who was allegedly raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding has been accused of alternating between “truth, un(...)

President Jacob Zuma leaves Tuynhuys, the office of the presidency in Cape Town, SA, February 7, 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Sumaya Hisham

A meeting of African National Congress leaders on Monday will finalise the ruling party’s exit talks with South African president Jacob Zuma, who stan(...)

A second White House staffer has resigned following allegations of domestic abuse. The departures have roiled Domnald Trump’s  chaotic White House. Photograph: AFP

A White House speechwriter resigned Friday amid allegations of domestic abuse, the second such departure this week. David Sorensen resigned after hi(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has denied charges of sexually assaulting her brother on dates in the 1990s.

A 46-year-old woman has denied allegations that she began sexually assaulting her younger brother at their home in Co Cork when she was in her early 2(...)

A judge had to be escorted from the bench and a garda suffered a suspected broken jaw when a defendant tried to escape from court after she refused hi(...)

 Ian Bailey last week criticised the Department of Justice after learning that it had never passed on a request from investigating French magistrate Judge Patrick Gachon in February 2013 to arrange an interview with him. Photograph: Eric Luke

A French magistrate investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier decided not to proceed with a request to interview suspect Ian Bailey after (...)

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