Graham Dwyer: the State says his application is misconceived and should be dismissed. Photograph: Collins Courts

Graham Dwyer has won an important legal battle against the State and the Garda Commissioner as part of his bid to overturn his conviction for the murd(...)

Jailed Catalan  leaders (from left) Jordi Sanchez, Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull and Raul Romeva photographed in Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Spain, on Saturday. Photograph: Omnium Cultural handout via AFP

Four of the Catalan leaders facing trial over last year’s failed push for regional independence have gone on a hunger strike, claiming they are being(...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Court of Appeal judge Mr Justice John Hedigan has been appointed as chairman of the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB). The board is an initi(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s populist government failed to thrash out a new deficit target for the European Union in late night talks but cracks are starting to show in it(...)

The High Court has heard the parents had not opposed their several other children being taken into care over concerns of neglect, domestic violence and the mother’s mental health. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A day old baby boy was forcibly removed from his mother at a maternity hospital due to “great concern” he was at serious risk of injury or possible de(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the judge in charge of High Court extradition, postponed the surrender of dozens of suspected criminals to Poland earlier this year over concerns for their fair trial rights.

The High Court has ordered the surrender of a Polish man to face trial in his native country despite finding “generalised and systemic” violations to (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after a hearing at  the European Court of Human Rights   in Strasbourg on Thursday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for an American university project is set to go to the European Court of Human Rights in a final bid to stop police acces(...)

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. File photograph:  Olivier Morin/Getty Images

A European court has upheld the blasphemy conviction of an Austrian woman who called the Prophet Muhammad a paedophile. A seven-judge panel of the Eu(...)

 File image of a woman in a niqab receiving a phone call  in Meaux, east of Paris, France. File photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the niqab, the full-face Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and called o(...)

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