Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court judges are taking longer to reach decisions in cases, with some judgments being delayed for several years, latest figures show. After the (...)

Professor of law Ivana Bacik. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of T(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

The ECJ ruled the UK’s new legislation was illegal because it allowed “general and indiscriminate” retention of electronic communications

The UK’s surveillance laws have been deemed illegal by the European Court of Justice in a case that throws into question the fate of the UK’s new Inve(...)

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: has she bitten off more than she can chew? Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Even as EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager was was putting a shot across the bows of a Government still reeling from the scale of the Appl(...)

The initial challenge is likely to be to General Court which could in turn be appealed to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Photograph: Cédric Puisney/Wikimedia Commons

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny struggles to win Cabinet approval to appeal against the European Commission’s order that Ireland recoup €13 billion of unpaid (...)

The judgment in the Digital Rights Ireland case – in which the court threw out the existing EU Data Retention Directive – was a sweeping defence of human rights.

For a long time, the biggest European thorns in the sides of multinational technology companies were the European Commission’s competition and tax aut(...)

An industry insider said the big question was “whether Revenue can get away with not enforcing” the ECJ ruling on insurers and VAT

It was something no one wanted to hear and so everyone stuck their heads in the sand. The unwelcome news was a judgment from the European Court of Jus(...)

Consumers face another increase in premiums for home and motor insurance after a European Court of Justice ruling.

Consumers face another increase in premiums for home and motor insurance after a European Court of Justice ruling. The court ruled in a Polish case t(...)

Bodies such as Gsoc apparently can gain access, outside the constraints intended in the original legislation, by sloppy back-door means that enable third-party investigations.

Today is European Data Protection Day. A good day, then, to grade the Government on its performance in this area. Unfortunately, Ireland earns a dep(...)

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