Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Two of the cofounders of publicly quoted Cairn Homes, Michael and Kevin Stanley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two cofounders of publicly quoted Cairn Homes, Michael and Kevin Stanley, and their three brothers have won an appeal against a 2015 High Court ruling(...)

The driver did not initially wake up when the garda  knocked on the window. File photograph: Getty Images

The Court of Appeal has held that a drunk-driver who “pulled in for a rest” was validly arrested despite claims by his lawyers that the garda who arre(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protest outside the Department of the Taoiseach  about the Murphy report and the redress scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Looking back, more than 50 years after a symphysiotomy was performed on her in a Dublin maternity hospital, Kate says she considers herself an “exper(...)

Microsoft general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith. Photograph: by Stephen Brashear/Getty

Few people at Microsoft can have the detailed and nuanced understanding of the company’s friction points – exposed via its legal challenges and policy(...)

Injury claims have surged in recent years, forcing Irish-regulated companies to bolster their reserves by tens of millions of euros

The largest Gibraltar-based insurer offering Irish motor coverage is accelerating its retreat from the loss-making market, in a move seen as adding mo(...)

Gibraltar is the regulatory base of 11 out of 24 foreign companies registered with the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland

Gibraltar, home of an insurer that collapsed last week affecting 14,000 Irish customers, is the top location for overseas companies selling motor cov(...)

The  Central Bank has advised Enterprise Insurance’s Irish  customers to contact their broker as soon as possible to arrange alternative cover.

Enterprise Insurance, a Gibraltar-based firm whose collapse last week has hit 14,000 Irish motor customers, has been described in court as “hopelessly(...)

Wexford-based Wrightway Underwriting, which wrote business on behalf of Enterprise Insurance, the Gibraltar-based insurer that closed on Friday affecting 14,000 Irish drivers, said it will refund some premiums

An Irish insurance underwriting agency that wrote business on behalf of Enterprise Insurance, the Gibraltar-based insurer that ceased trading on Frida(...)

File photograph from 22/11/74 of the wreckage left at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham after a bomb exploded. Photograph: PA

November 10th, 1974: An overheard conversation by men linked to the IRA that “Birmingham would be hit next week” is reported to police but nothing is(...)

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