The Presbyterian Church is in favour of retaining the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has called for retention of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which recognises the equal right to life of m(...)

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington who has died aged 89. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington, one of his generation’s foremost experts in constitutional law, has died at the age of 89. He attended(...)

A man holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a gathering in support of the jailed members of the dismissed Catalan cabinet in  Barcelona on Thursday night. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

There were demonstrations across Catalonia on Thursday night after a Spanish judge ordered eight members of the deposed government of Catalonia to be (...)

The executive of the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation has deferred until the end of a month a final decision on whether to recommend the proposed pay accord to members in a forthcoming ballot. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,000 clerical staff are to be placed on a higher pay scale as part of a series of side deals agreed by the Government in tandem with the dr(...)

Alan Toal has asked the Government to introduce “as a matter of urgency” legislation to prevent judges being automatically made benchers of the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns

A barrister who has brought High Court proceedings seeking to prevent an internal disciplinary tribunal imposing sanctions on him has argued that judg(...)

‘When we become legislators, as we do when we vote in referendums, we legislate for ALL our fellow citizens. We do not vote as members of this or that church or faith.’ Photograph: Getty Images

There is a passage in the Gospels where Jesus tells us to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. In Ireland, we have inherited a tr(...)