Raymond McCord outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: PA

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has dismissed an application that the UK government’s Brexit policy will damage the Northern Ireland peace process. Th(...)

Following two years of renovation work on the chamber, its gilded occupants were finally allowed back, leaving behind their temporary lodgings in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum where plumptious yellow-haired cherubs – the spit of Donald Trump – decorated the walls. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

The Seanad returned on Tuesday after the summer recess to a beautifully refurbished chamber. The Senators, neither refurbished nor reconstructed, ret(...)

A  screengrab  shows supreme court president  Justice Lady Brenda Hale reading the judgement on the prorogation of British parliament. Photograph: EPA

Below is a summary of the British supreme court’s judgment that the the decision by British prime minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament for fiv(...)

Despite regular reports of optimism in London about a new Brexit deal, according to sources in Dublin and Brussels the prospects for any breakthrough remain remote. Photograph: Getty Images

The British government has begun strong lobbying across the European Union to argue that Ireland will be under huge pressure to compromise on the Brex(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur, who own Ashers Bakery in Belfast, arrive at the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

A Belfast bakery did not discriminate against a gay man when it refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage, the British supreme cou(...)

Both sides: Women protest against abortion (left) and in favour of choice (right) in Belfast. File photographs: Getty Images

New opinion polls have found that the majority of people across the United Kingdom want to see abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland. Unlike in(...)

The woman had applied for a pension after she reached age 60.   File photograph: Getty Images

The European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday against a British law preventing a transgender woman from claiming a pension as a woman before her mar(...)

Gregory Peck as attorney Atticus Finch, who says: ‘Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.’ Image: AP Photo

Many Junior Cycle students preparing for their State exams will be revising To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. At a crucial point, Scout says to he(...)

British newspaper headlines after the high court ruled that parliament must be allowed  to vote on whether to trigger article 50 on Brexit.    Photograph: Benjamin Fathers/AFP/Getty Images

British justice secretary Liz Truss has praised the president of the UK supreme court, David Neuberger, after the judge appeared to criticise her for(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, at The Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Making a song and dance of Brexit So what tickles your fancy this morning? Donald Trump’s latest alternative? Or Dessie Cahill turning a foxtrot into(...)

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