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The Department of Justice has confirmed the Government  appointed five other judges apart from Mr Justice Woulfe since taking power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers were told there were two vacancies in the Supreme Court when they were asked to approve the appointment of Séamus Woulfe in July, The Irish (...)

Ian Bailey was convicted in his absence in France in 2019 of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s killing. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier has urged the Minister for Justice to appeal a High Court decision no(...)

The Supreme Court considered on Wednesday whether Google should have to pay Oracle billions of dollars in a long-running lawsuit over software used on many of the world’s smartphones. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Google faced sceptical questioning from US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday over its claim that code it copied from rival Oracle is not protected b(...)

Fiona Muldoon is to step down as chief executive of FBD Insurance  in October 2020. Photograph:  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fiona Muldoon is to step down as chief executive of FBD Insurance. Ms Muldoon informed the company that she will leave her position in October 2020. (...)

 Belgium’s former King Albert II  and his wife Queen Paola   in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

King Albert II, who abdicated from the Belgian throne six years ago, is to be fined €5,000 for every day that he refuses to undergo a DNA test to disp(...)

The court said even though the defendants took advantage of the woman’s drunken state to have forced sex, aggravating circumstances were not applicable because she had voluntarily consumed alcohol. File photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s top court has been widely condemned after it ruled that aggravated circumstances cannot be applied to a rape sentence if the victim voluntaril(...)

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

A book of condolence has been opened for a Cork father-of-two who died after being attacked while out with his wife and a friend in Western Australia (...)

Charlie McCarthy pictured with his wife and children. File photograph: Facebook

A 34-year-old Australian is likely to face a manslaughter or murder charge following the death of an Irish father of two in an incident in Perth over (...)

Lawyers for Ian  Bailey have lodged an appeal  against a decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted for the voluntary homicide of   Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above) in Co Cork in December 1996.

Gardaí investigating the murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier were able to eliminate her former lover from their list of suspects(...)

Samsung group chief Jay Y Lee  arriving at the office of the independent counsel team in Seoul, South Korea, in February. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee has filed an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges through his(...)

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