The Repeal the Eighth march in Dublin on Thursday, International Women’s Day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘The exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. And to those who would ask why the word ‘person’ should i(...)

Everyone charged with a criminal offence is constitutionally entitled to a fair trial

The law governing disclosure in criminal proceedings, currently under review by the Law Reform Commission, is of particular interest to those working (...)

Mr Justice  Peter Smithwick arriving at the Tribunal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

20 March 1989: RUC chief supt Harry Breen and supt Bob Buchanan are shot dead in an IRA ambush near Jonesborough, south Armagh. The officers were retu(...)