‘Airbnb and similar short-term rental platforms have driven up rents, hurt urban communities, and ravaged affordable social housing programmes. ’ Photograph: John Mac Dougall/AFP/Getty Images

Online rental company Airbnb uses its status as an Irish-registered company to frustrate attempts by local authorities in European capitals to curb di(...)

Former Irish swimming coach George Gibney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As many as 18 alleged victims coached by the disgraced former swimming coach and child abuser George Gibney have contacted the BBC Sounds and Second C(...)

The barrister remarked that the law on the retention and accessing of mobile phone data is in “a state of significant uncertainty” in this jurisdiction. Photograph: iStock

Lawyers for one of the men accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) director Kevin Lunney have told the Special C(...)

Graham Dwyer was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 36-year-old childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in August 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The European Court of Justice is expected to rule against the Irish State in a case referred to it after mobile phone records were used to convict mur(...)

Although James Creed Meredith’s sympathies in 1914 were with John Redmond (above) and the Irish Parliamentary Party, he became a Sinn Féiner after 1918 and was sufficiently trusted to play one of the most important roles in the embryonic republic. Photograph: Topical Press Agency / Stringer/Getty Images

Compared with the other revolutionary events of 1920, a legal ruling handed down that year by a judge named James Creed Meredith is now little remembe(...)

Ireland’s gifted Paul McGrath – The Black Pearl of Inchicore – salutes fans at the World Cup homecoming in Dublin on  July 1st, 1990. File photograph: Inpho

Discussing soccer with historian Prof Ronan Fanning is not something I had ever contemplated. But there I found myself, outside the old UCD bar as we (...)

The Graham Dwyer challenge contends that metadata obtained by the Garda in the case was gathered unlawfully. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This week, in a long-awaited judgment in the Graham Dwyer challenge to the State’s use of data retention in his murder case, the Irish Supreme Court d(...)

Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin participates in the Thousand Scarlet Robes March at the weekend in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Getty

An Irish Supreme Court judge has described a demonstration of dozens European judges in Warsaw in defence of their Polish colleagues as a “humbling” e(...)

A march in Warsaw on Saturday protesting against the country’s court reforms will see Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin carrying a letter of support from Chief Justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph: Collins

Polish judges have welcomed news that Irish Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin and dozens of European colleagues will join a march on Satu(...)

Climate activists outside the supreme court of the Netherlands in  The Hague on Friday ahead of a ruling in the landmark Urgenda case. Photograph: Mike Corder/AP

The supreme court in the Netherlands has upheld a decision that the Dutch government must take urgent climate action to protect the fundamental rights(...)

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