Laura Codruta Kovesi’s bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office has been opposed due to her alleged misdemeanours at the national anti-corruption agency. File photograph: Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is closely monitoring its presidency holder, Romania, where the former head of the national anti-corruption agency (DNA) has been p(...)

Protesters wave Spanish flags during a demonstration  in Madrid against the government of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Sunday to protest against the government’s handling of the Catalan question, as Spain braced itself (...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

US citizen Amanda Knox arriving at her appeal trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, in the court in Perugia in  2011. Photograph: Pietro Crocchioni/EPA

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox €18,400 for police failures to provide her access to a lawyer and a translator(...)

Graham Dwyer: The data, which was generated by his work phone, placed the phone at specific places at particular times and dates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State is to ask the Supreme Court to hear its appeal against a High Court ruling in favour of Graham Dwyer, which forms part of his attempt to ove(...)

Then-taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of No 10 Downing Street in London with then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Brexit may have provoked some tension between the Irish and British governments but documents released by the National Archives under the 30-year rule(...)

 Gráinne Nic Gibb, partner and Grainne Nic Lochlainn, sister of Ronan MacLochlainn arriving for the Commission of Investigation of the fatal shooting by An Garda Siochana of Ronan Mac Lochlainn in 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson

The shooting dead of Real IRA member Ronan MacLochlainn during an armed robbery 20 years ago was “necessary and reasonable”, a commission established (...)

Graham Dwyer: jailed for murder. File Photograph: Collins Courts

The State has yet to announce if it will appeal a High Court ruling in favour of Graham Dwyer which forms part of his bid to overturn his conviction f(...)

Tech companies’  products offer enticements, and many benefits but their potential encroachments and real costs go unrecognised (at best) or more despicably, are hidden (NB Google and Facebook). Photograph: Getty Images

‘Privacy – the question of who has the right to obtain, retain, and perhaps even sell personal information in digital form – is becoming one of the ho(...)

 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(...)

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