Dismissing  an appeal against an eviction, Mr Justice Max Barrett said  the landlords involved wanted the   dwelling for occupation by a family member, the courts were rightly bound by law and that elected “sensible” lawmakers have decided this was a good basis on which to evict a sitting tenant. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A High Court judge has expressed a view there is potential for a future finding of a right under Irish law to State provision of accommodation or hous(...)

A report by former chief justice John Murray has found that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire population. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The finding by former chief justice John Murray that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire(...)

In almost every regard the Irish system fails to meet standards articulated in a number of recent judgments by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a Minister for Justice issues a report describing their department as operating a universal, indiscriminate and illegal system(...)

Firefighters battle a forest fire in Portugal over the summer. Photograph: Paulo Cunha/EPA

Portuguese schoolchildren from the area struck by the country’s worst forest fires are seeking crowdfunding to sue 47 European countries, alleging tha(...)

Self-destructive?: Theresa May seems to hate the European Court of Justice, but any post-Brexit trade deal will involve an ECJ by another name. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty

When Voltaire suggested that “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him,” he was not denying the existence of God. Or, as some of his (...)

The NUJ has called for the redrafting of what it said were unacceptable secrecy provisions in the new Bill on the judiciary. Photograph: Collins Courts

The National Union of Journalists has called on the Government to redraft “unacceptable secrecy provisions” in new legislation which will protect the (...)

Kevin Myers with Michael O’Leary at the launch of the former’s memoir, ‘A Single Headstrong Heart’, last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There were quare things going on when I was away, a reminder of what a strange little country this can be. Abandoning emails and television, I allowed(...)

Bunny from Belfast performing at the Dublin Pride parade. Leo Varadkar will attend a Pride breakfast in Belfast, but not the parade itself. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar deliberated carefully before deciding to attend the Pride event in Belfast on Saturday. It was established last weekend that he(...)

Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, convicted of involvement in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, inside the defendants’ cage during their sentencing hearing at the Moscow military district court. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

A court in Moscow jailed the killer of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov for 20 years on Thursday and handed four accomplices in the high-profil(...)

Connie Yates and Chris Gard at the High Court in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A British judge deciding whether a critically-ill baby should be given experimental treatment in the United States said on Thursday he would reverse a(...)