Between 33 and 40 per cent of the cases being heard by the Irish Supreme Court have a significant European Union law element, Chief Justice, Frank Clarke said on Wednesday night. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Chief Justice has said a recent run of environmental cases in the Supreme Court had led to jokes it was becoming the protector of rare bird specie(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son Pierre-Louis, who has grown into a self-assured family spokesman

The murder of a French woman in west Cork dominated the news at the end of 1996. I spent the holidays in Dublin and still remember the moment I first (...)

Barry Doyle admitted killing Geoghegan in the 15th interview and gave a number of details about the crime. Photograph: PA Wire

The killer of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a notorious 2008 Limerick mistaken identity case has failed in an appeal of his sentence to the Strasbou(...)

The Four Courts in Dublin. Last month, High Court judge Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly again sought clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the legality of European arrest warrants.

The number of criminal suspects sent from the Republic to other European Union member states under European arrest warrants has fallen markedly, new (...)

In the dark? Facebook’s chief operating office Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Is Ireland capable of regulating Facebook? Right now, Facebook doesn’t even seem to be under the full control of its own executive team. The New York(...)

Ronan Lavery QC insisting in the High Court in Belfast that the extradition process must be a “two-way street”

All extraditions from the UK to the Republic of Ireland should be suspended amid uncertainty over Dublin’s position on handovers post-Brexit, the High(...)

Ryanair will probably have to wait an additional six months for the CJEU to issue its ruling on the airline’s tax bill. Photograph: Reuters/ Rafael Marchante

Ryanair has won the legal backing of the EU’s Court of Justice (CJEU) to have the VAT it incurred for professional services related to its unsuccessfu(...)

The Repeal the Eighth march in Dublin on Thursday, International Women’s Day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘The exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. And to those who would ask why the word ‘person’ should i(...)

Aviva chief executive Mark Wilson at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The insurance group has extended until 2025 its contract for the venue’s naming rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After less than a year as Aviva chief executive, Mark Wilson found himself, in late 2013, coming around to the idea that the UK insurance giant’s then(...)

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international representative body for newspapers has said.

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international rep(...)

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