Mr Justice John MacMenamin in Warsaw for protest in support of Polish judges. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty

European Judges are not used to being greeted with applause – at least, that is, until Saturday afternoon in Warsaw. Dressed in black pleated robes t(...)

Airbnb welcomed the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.  Photograph: iStock

US homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations, as the European Union’s top court r(...)

Graham Dwyer is serving a prison sentence for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State has advanced a “worst case” scenario about the impact of Graham Dwyer’s successful challenge over the admissibility of mobile phone data rec(...)

The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday ruled that cases concerning the application of EU law must not be dealt with by courts or tribunals that are not independent. Photograph:   John Thys/AFP/Getty

Poland’s supreme court has been told by the EU’s court that it is up to the Polish court itself to determine whether its newly constituted disciplinar(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the governing, right-wing Law and Justice political party. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party was the clear winner of Sunday’s general election after early exit polls gave it nearly 44 per cent o(...)

The European Commission said the ruling was limited to court orders and doesn’t concern any other forms of notice by users alleging that certain content is illegal

Europe’s top court has ruled individual countries can force Facebook to take down illegal content, including hate speech, both inside the EU and acros(...)

‘It is likely that Brexit (in any form) will interfere with Good Friday/Belfast Agreement cross-border co-operation and place obstacles in its way in general, but in particular in the area of environmental co-operation,’ the report staes. Photograph: European Space Agency

A no-deal Brexit and the potential for a border with Northern Ireland threatens “innumerable problems” for future environmental projects and standards(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. Last month, High Court judge Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly again sought clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the legality of European arrest warrants.

The number of criminal suspects sent from the Republic to other European Union member states under European arrest warrants has fallen markedly, new (...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “In effect Hungary set the direction without serious consequences.”  Photograph: Daniel Kasap/EPA

The disciplines of the EU accession process tend to have strong liberalising effects on the political cultures of states wishing to join the EU. The (...)

In the wake of Brexit, roughly one-third of all extradition requests made by the UK will be refused because of its withdrawal from the European Arrest Warrant, according to barrister Anthony Hanrahan.

There is no barrier to Ireland agreeing to a bilateral arrangement to extradite criminal suspects to and from the UK following Brexit, a conference ha(...)

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