Mobile phone data was used prominently by the prosecution in Dwyer’s trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has won a significant victory at Europe’s top court in his challenge concerning the mobile phone metadata evidence us(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett’s new book explores the ‘attractions of brevity, clarity and simplicity’ when writing judgments. Photograph: Collins

When it comes to judgments, judges might look to novelist George Orwell’s rules of writing, including “not to use a long word where a short one will d(...)

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(...)

Mobile phone data played an important role in securing Graham Dwyer’s conviction in 2015 for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in August 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A senior judicial adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will give an opinion on Thursday on the far-reaching challenge by convicted murderer (...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: John Thys/ AFP via Getty

France and Germany have thrown their weight behind the European Commission as it prepares to face down a challenge to the European Union’s legal order(...)

The Dying with Dignity Bill is being reviewed by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice after a Dáil vote in October to allow it proceed to committee stage. Stock photograph: iStock

Serious legal concerns have been raised about a proposed new law on assisted dying, raising a doubt over whether it can proceed in its current form. (...)

Retail designers estimate   that after about 25 minutes in the supermarket we switch from rational to emotional decision-making. Photograph: iStock

Do you ever look up at those signs hanging over the aisles in supermarkets to see how you might possibly get the last three last things you need witho(...)

‘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(...)

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