Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Pascal Rossignol

The European Commission has begun legal proceedings against Hungary and Poland for discrimination against LGBT+ people in an escalating rule of law f(...)

Germany’s  Federal Constitutional Court located  in  Karlsruhe has intervened on a number of occasions in the past to hold up EU measures, holding that it, rather than the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), has the final word on interpreting EU law. File photograph: iStock

The Bundestag approved the EU’s plans to raise €750 billion in loans for helping states recover from the pandemic, but once again Germany’s constituti(...)

Four local residents took a case over  the granting of permission by An Bord Peanála for the development at Capdoo, Clane, Co Kildare.

A High Court judge has decided not to refer a dispute over a development of 366 new homes in Co Kildare to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). Mr (...)

Friends of the Irish Environment sought a preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the EU. Photograph: iStock

A High Court judge has refused to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide whether the European Commission’s inclusion of the proposed €500(...)

Union and EU flags flying outside the Palace of Westminster, London. The UK has expressed recent confidence that a deal can be done by the end of the month.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A seventh round of talks between the EU and UK over post-Brexit trade relations resumed on Tuesday evening over dinner between EU chief negotiator Mic(...)

A new methodology had led the Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine to issue a closure order from November 2017 over a particular section of sea off the west coast. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine questions concerning an appeal by two fishermen over the way the fishin(...)

Substitute consent allows developers ‘in exceptional circumstances’ to make a retrospectve application for a project that should have had an environmental impact assessment carried out before planning but did not. Photograph: iStock

The Supreme Court has declared “substitute consent”, a form of retention permission in Irish planning law, inconsistent with the Environmental Impact (...)

Malgorzata Gersdorf holds a flower bouquet as she speaks to her supporters during her last day as supreme court president in Warsaw this week. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

As the embattled head of Poland’s supreme court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, retired last week at the end of her term, she gloomily responded to a question a(...)

Graham Dwyer accepts the High Court decision has profound consequences beyond his case but says his concern is limited to asserting that data from one phone was inadmissible at his trial. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A seven judge Supreme Court will give judgment on Monday on the State’s appeal over a key phone data ruling which could assist Graham Dwyer in seeking(...)

Graham Dwyer: jailed for life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court will give judgment on a later date on the State’s appeal over a key phone data ruling which could help Graham Dwyer to overturn his (...)

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