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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 (...)

President of the German Constitutional Court  Andreas Vosskuhle: court has asked the European Court of Justice for an expedited ruling on whether the ECB crisis-era asset purchase programme, worth over €2.3 trillion, broke the bank’s own ban on financing governments.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The campaign of Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland against European Central Bank bond-buying got a shot in the arm on Tuesday with a refe(...)

Fiona Muldoon, chief executive of FBD, has “no reason to believe”  Fairfax, founded by Prem Watsa, won’t  convert its  €70 million bond holding in FBD into equity in 2018.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Insurer FBD Holdings’ chief executive, Fiona Muldoon, sees Canadian investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings moving next year to take a 20 per cent (...)

 Fiona Muldoon, chief executive of FBD Insurance. The insurer delivered a €11.9 million pre-tax profit for the first half of the year, compared to a €5.3 million loss for the same period last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

FBD Holdings, Ireland’s only publicly-quoted insurer, swung into profit in the first half of the year, helped by the release of a €5.6 million provis(...)

German Advocate General Juliane Kokott has told the European Court of Justice that Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner was wrong  to say  accountancy trainee Peter Nowak had no right to access the script of a failed exam. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is facing another possible defeat at Europe’s highest court in an eight-year legal marathon over an exam (...)

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