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Graham Dwyer at Dún Laoghaire court, where he was charged with the murder of Elaine O’Hara, in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many people are angry about the dramatic but predictable guidance opinion issued by the European Court of Justice’s advocate general on the Graham Dwy(...)

Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost:  he will claim the European Court of Justice’s oversight of post-Brexit trade rules has “created a deep imbalance in the way the protocol operates”. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty Images

Northern Ireland businesses have not raised any issues about the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) oversight of post-Brexit trade rules, an industry g(...)

UK Brexit minister David Frost speaks at the Conservative Party Conference. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty

The reappearance of dreaded “red lines” and a late-night Twitter exchange between Irish and UK politicians has set the scene for another difficult wee(...)

Having tightened their grip on the supreme court under Donald Trump, whose appointments left them with six out of nine seats, the ascendant camp of radical right-wingers are doing exactly as their supporters hoped – and as the rest of America feared. Photograph: Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times

`Last week they were my opinions – now they’re the law,” the late Supreme Court judge Niall MacCarthy is said to have joked after his appointment to I(...)

 Former South African president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters in front of his rural home in Nkandla after he was given a 15-month sentence for contempt of court. Photograph: Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma left his home late on Wednesday night to turn himself in to authorities to serve a 15-month prison term, his(...)

Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. File photograph: The Irish Times

The regulatory world just became notably more uncertain for the big technology companies that have chosen to base their EU headquarters in Ireland. Un(...)

It’s been three years this week since one of Europe’s most groundbreaking pieces of legislation, the GDPR, came into force. File photograph: Getty Images

It’s been three years this week since one of Europe’s most groundbreaking pieces of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came i(...)

More than 500 people who sustained serious  injuries are estimated to be eligible for the payments. File photograph: Frank Miller

Northern Ireland’s highest court has ruled that the Executive Office is under a legal duty to fund a payment scheme for victims of the Troubles. Th(...)

Security personnel detain and disarm Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings in Northern Ireland on November 24th, 2006. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Convicted killer and former Ulster Defence Association member Michael Stone has been released from prison. The decision was taken by parole commissio(...)

  US president Joe Biden’s cabinet is more or less evenly divided on gender. One in five of his secretaries are black; one in 10 is of Asian descent; 15 per cent are Latina. Photograph: Al Drago/POOL/EPA

Five decades after the sexual revolution, who would have predicted that the inauguration of a 78-year-old white man – someone whose chief promise is t(...)

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