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The man argued there was a public interest in ensuring full details of such allegations be provided to an accused person at an early stage as a means of deterring false allegations of child sexual abuse, particularly where parents were separated or divorced.

A man has lost his appeal over being refused records arising from complaints by his wife he had sexually abused a child whom he always believed to be (...)

An Irishman who spent 17 years behind bars before his conviction was overturned has lost his fight for compensation at the UK’s highest court. Victor(...)

US citizen Amanda Knox arriving at her appeal trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, in the court in Perugia in  2011. Photograph: Pietro Crocchioni/EPA

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox €18,400 for police failures to provide her access to a lawyer and a translator(...)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the State over a finding that a law preventing the payment of child benefit to an Irish citizen chil(...)

In 2014 the man’s  most recent application was refused by then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald on the basis of “national security”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Supreme Court is to hear the case of an Iranian man living in Ireland for nearly 30 years, who has been denied citizenship based on “secret eviden(...)

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme broadcast in 2008. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme (...)

Generally, spouses cannot be compelled to give evidence against their partners as it forces them to choose between giving truthful evidence - thereby jeopardising their relationship - and giving unreliable evidence.

The protection to not testify against one’s spouse extends only to married couples and not civil partnerships or other forms of relationship, accordin(...)

Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Employers’ group Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy, suggesting the current (...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

Accused $50 billion Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff exits federal court on March 10th, 2009, in New York City. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

A High Court judge has said it would be “a complete waste of court time” to spend up to five days hearing an application aimed at having him cease hea(...)

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