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 Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: categorically denied the allegations of an attack last week after a New Yorker article published details of the alleged incident without including the name of the accuser. Photograph:  Alex Wroblewski/Reuters

All ten Democrats on the US Senate judiciary committee have called on the Senate to postpone a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme cou(...)

 US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he “categorically and unequivocally” denies the allegations against him. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who had anonymously accused US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s decided to go public with her acc(...)

Alexandra Sabbe-Ferri: ‘The right to disconnect is reminding everyone that we ought to have a reasonable attitude to new technologies’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Should commuting hours count as part of the workday? The suggestion – sure to raise the hackles of employers everywhere – was made by university resea(...)

The US supreme court decision paves the way for states to legalise sports betting. Photograph:  Jim Watson/Getty

Paddy Power Betfair’s shares surged 12 per cent on Monday following a US supreme court ruling ending a ban on sports betting in the world’s biggest ec(...)

Ian Bailey, a British citizen living in Schull, Co Cork, denies involvement in the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey on Thursday lost his court bid to have homicide charges against him dropped in France. However, his Irish solicitor, Frank Buttimer, said M(...)

Brussels has proposed giving the European Court of Justice a big role in settling EU trade disputes with Switzerland in a move that could serve as a blueprint for a Brexit deal

Brussels has proposed giving the European Court of Justice a big role in settling EU trade disputes with Switzerland in a move that could serve as a b(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

An economist has suggested that public sector representative bodies use their pension funds to invest in affordable housing for their members.

An Garda Síochána should consider using their pension fund to set up a co-operative to build houses, according to lecturer in housing and urban issues(...)

Max Schrems displays Facebook’s logo on his phone. Photograph: Joe Klamarjoe/Getty

If the European Court of Justice has a loyalty card, Max Schrems should apply. On Tuesday the EU’s highest court will hear legal opinion on the third (...)

The Microsoft Ireland email case, now headed for the United States Supreme Court, will yet again place Ireland at the heart of a case in which one of (...)

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